Sophia Bush Confesses: I Never Wanted to Marry Chad Michael Murray
Sophia Bush has been divorced from Chad Michael Murray for well over a decade.
The former One Tree Hill co-stars got married in April of 2015 and split up just five months later, shattering the hopes and dreams of all who watched and adored their WB drama.
This all played out a very long time ago, yet Bush stopped by Andy Cohen’s Sirius XM radio show this week and dredged up the ancient and awkward past.
In an interview with the Bravo executive, Bush actually said she didn’t even marry Murray out of love.
She agreed to the legal union due to pressure from those associated with One Tree Hill.
“It was like the second season, but everyone’s been 22 and stupid,” Bush said of the relationship, adding that marriage “was not a thing I actually really wanted to do” and later explaining:
“Ladies have to learn how to take up space in the way that men are taught that they are entitled to.”
And very layered and sort of vague and confusing, right?
“If you didn’t want to get married, how do you get to the point of being talked into it?” asked Cohen.
“How do you let everybody down?” the actress responded, continuing:
“And how do you – what’s the fight 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 see their kids at night or they don’t because our days start on time?”
So… Bush was talked into being with Murray because she could control him on set?
“Life is always loaded,” she told Cohen. “What the public knows ever is never – it’s not the tip of the iceberg.
“Hilarie [Burton] and I used to laugh and we were like, ‘If we had a behind-the-scenes show, the drama would be so much f-cking better than the drama that the writers write.'”
Shortly after her interview with viral, Bush tried to walk back her apparent criticism of Murray.
She Tweeted that she was making fun of herself, not her former co-star and husband.
“When you’re taking the piss out of yourself – b/c people can’t let the past go & you really wish they would – & gossip rags try to turn it into inappropriate drama rather than self-deprication,” she wrote.
“Don’t twist people’s words, y’all. If it wasn’t clear, I was making fun of MYSELF.”
Murray, however, was among those who took offense to Bush bringing up their marriage all this time later.
Especially when she did absolutely say that the romance had as much to do with her professional obligations as how she actually felt about Murray.
“This story is ludicrous,” a rep for the actor said in a response statement, adding:
“Chad conducts himself in a completely professional manner and would never marry for any reason but love.
“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.”