EntertainmentSophia Bush reveals all. From heartbreak to finding love anew

Sophia Bush reveals all. From heartbreak to finding love anew

2024 White House Correspondents' Dinner
2024 White House Correspondents' Dinner
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8:58 AM EDT, April 28, 2024

Sophia Bush, beloved across several generations of "One Tree Hill" fans, has recently chosen to share insights into her life. The actress is no longer with her husband. Instead, she now has a partner.

Do you remember productions like "John Tucker Must Die," "The Hitcher," or "Van Wilder"? Sophia Bush was one of the more popular stars in the early 2000s. The most important role in her career became the TV series "One Tree Hill," which was watched by teenagers worldwide. Sophia hasn't had as good a run as before in recent years. When we look at her film and TV series resume, we find productions like the TV series "Good Sam" or the movie "False Positive."

In connection with the latter-mentioned production, Sophia went back to giving interviews. She appeared on the cover session of "Glamour" magazine, accompanied by a long and surprising interview. In it, she revealed the details of her marriage breakdown and talked about her relationship with a woman, Ashlyn Harris. Shortly after, the ladies appeared together on the red carpet for the first time. See for yourself.

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Sophia Bush with a partner

Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush© Getty Images | Tasos Katopodis

When an interview with Sophia Bush, in which she talks about being queer, sweeps the net, the actress and her partner pose together for the first time on the red carpet. Bush and Ashlyn Harris were invited to the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Sophia wore a beautiful, long dress by Harbison, while her partner wore a suit with delicate details. They felt great together, even stealing a few kisses in front of the photographers' lenses.

Ashlyn Harris is a former American soccer player who once played for the USA team.

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Collapse of the marriage

Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush© Getty Images | Tasos Katopodis

Sophia Bush was recently involved with Grant Hughes. They married in 2022, but as the actress has revealed, it wasn't her dream come true.

"In April of 2022, I was close to calling off my wedding. Instead of running away, I doubled down on being a model wife. In 2023, my now ex-husband posted a lovely tribute to our first anniversary on Instagram. When I saw it, I felt the blood drain from my face.[...] I felt mounting pressure from strangers online waiting for me to post something... [...] I hit post. And then I walked into the bathroom and threw up." - recalls in a column for "Glamour".

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She was trying for a baby

Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush© Getty Images | Tasos Katopodis

In her column, Bush revealed that she had struggled for a long time to get pregnant. "I was trying to get through months of endless ultrasounds, hormone shots, so many blood draws that I have scar tissue in my veins, and retrieval after retrieval while simultaneously realizing the person I had chosen to be my partner didn’t necessarily speak the same emotional language I did. [...] Six months into that journey, I think I knew deep down that I absolutely had made a mistake." wrote the actress.

She confided that she couldn't count the number of times she lay on doctors' tables without having support from her partner. Eventually, she admitted that she could no longer lie to herself. She went to work in London, experienced difficult times related to a terrible state of health, and returned to Los Angeles, but not to her husband. In the summer of 2023, she filed for divorce. She met a group of women who supported each other through similar experiences. Among them was Ashlyn Harris, who was healing a broken heart after her marriage ended

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Bush on being queer

Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush© Getty Images | Tasos Katopodis

Sophia Bush was connected with actor Chad Michael Murray before marrying Hughes. Their relationship fell apart after just a few weeks because, as rumours had it, the actor got bored of monogamy.

After splitting from her second husband, Bush was said to be going through hell. As she recalls in her column, there were threats and harsh comments about her breaking up that marriage, destroying a family, etc. "The ones who said I’d left my ex because I suddenly realized I wanted to be with women—my partners have known what I’m into for as long as I have " - she points out.

"I sort of hate the notion of having to come out in 2024. (...) I’ve experienced so much safety, respect, and love in the queer community, as an ally all of my life, that, as I came into myself, I already felt it was my home. I think I’ve always known that my sexuality exists on a spectrum. Right now I think the word that best defines it is queer. I can’t say it without smiling, actually. And that feels pretty great. I am so lucky to be here, now. I have real joy. It took me 41 years to get here."- she wrote.

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