When they were 24 and 23 years old, Chad Michael Murray and One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush got married. According to People, the pair had a Santa Monica oceanside wedding in April 2005. The marriage didn't last, however, and the two separated just five months later.
Bush avoided discussing the marriage as much as possible over the next 10 years, but then wrote an essay in Cosmopolitan in 2017 detailing the difficult experience. She wrote, "In my 20s, when I was starting out my career as an actor, I wasn't looking for a relationship, but one found me and became serious, even though I hadn't planned to settle down until my 30s. But when the person you're with asks you to marry him, you think: This must be happening because it's supposed to."
She explained that while the period was traumatic for her, she now has moved on and realized "that relationships often serve a specific purpose at a certain point in time."