Chad Michael Murray responds to Sophia Bush’s claim that she felt pressured to marry him

And he’s not happy.

Sophia Bush

Any millennial will remember Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush’s heartbreaking divorce, separating just five months after their 2005 marriage.

It hit us so hard of course because to us, they were One Tree Hill’s Lucas and Brooke, one of the public’s favourite onscreen couples from the noughties.

But it wasn’t their age that led to their short-lived marriage, with Sophia being 22 and Chad being just 23 when they tied the knot. Instead it was their relationship, with Sophia, now 35, revealing in a recent interview that she felt pressured into marrying her ex husband.

‘It was not a thing I actually really wanted to do,’ Sophia explained of marrying Chad Michael Murray, in an interview with Andy Cohen on Sirius CM Radio Andy.


And when asked by the 50-year-old host why she went through with the wedding if she didn’t want to, the One Tree Hill actress got very real about the situation.

‘Because how do you let everybody down? And how do you, what’s the fight?,’ she explained. ‘And when you have bosses telling you that you’re the only person who gets a person to work on time and 200 people either get to either see their kids at night or they don’t because our days start on time?’

Sophia continued: ‘Life is always loaded. What the public knows ever is never — it’s not the tip of the iceberg. Hilarie and I used to laugh and we were like, “If we had a behind-the-scenes show, the drama would be so much fucking better than the drama that the writers write.”’

Chad’s representatives issued a statement in response to PEOPLE, and he doesn’t seem happy about her comments.

‘Chad conducts himself in a completely professional manner and would never marry for any reason but love,’ the statement read. ‘Thirteen years since his divorce from Sophia, he has a very happy family life with his wife and children. He has completely moved on and doesn’t feel the need to engage in this type of behavior.’

Guess we won’t see many Brooke and Lucas scenes in the upcoming lifetime movie then.

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