‘One Tree Hill’ Actress Sophia Bush Confirms Relationship With Soccer Star Ashlyn Harris

Sophia Bush, renowned for her role in One Tree Hill, has captured hearts once again, this time with her touching revelation in Glamour magazine about being queer and her blooming romance with soccer sensation Ashlyn Harris.

A New Beginning at 41

In her candid personal essay, Bush expresses a profound sense of relief and newfound freedom. “I finally feel like I can breathe,” she confesses in the magazine’s April issue. This moment marks a monumental shift in her life, likening it to a “first birthday” celebration. The joy of setting aside her burdens is palpable as she describes, “I feel like I was wearing a weighted vest for who knows how long. I hadn’t realized how heavy it was until I finally just put it down.”

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Love on the Field: Sophia and Ashlyn’s Journey

Contrary to swirling rumors, Bush clarifies that her relationship with Harris began only after each had respectfully closed a chapter on their previous marriages. Bush had parted ways with entrepreneur Grant Hughes in August 2023, while Harris ended her marriage with fellow soccer player Ali Krieger a month later. The connection between Bush and Harris strengthened as they supported each other through their personal upheavals.

The turning point came when Bush invited Harris for what she describes as a “non-friend-group-hang,” marking the start of something magical. “It was one of the most surreal experiences of my life,” Bush shares.

“Maybe it was all fated. Maybe it really is a version of invisible string theory. I don’t really know,” she wrote. “But I do know that for a sparkly moment I felt like maybe the universe had been conspiring for me. And that feeling that I have in my bones is one I’ll hold on to no matter where things go from here.”

Breaking Stereotypes and Embracing True Love

Bush also addresses the assumptions about her past relationships, emphasizing the integrity with which she has handled her personal journey. “The idea that I left my marriage based on some hysterical rendezvous—that, to be crystal-clear, never happened—rather than having taken over a year to do the most soul-crushing work of my life? It feels brutal,” she continued.

A Sparkly Future Ahead

As Bush steps into this new chapter with Harris, she reflects on the courage it took to embrace her identity fully. “It took me 41 years to get here,” she notes, acknowledging the significance of self-acceptance in her journey toward true happiness. Her story is a vibrant reminder of the power of self-love and the beauty of finding someone who resonates with one’s soul.

Sophia Bush’s narrative is not just about coming out or finding love; it’s about discovering oneself at any stage of life and the joy that follows when one embraces their truth. It’s a story of love, resilience, and the magic that happens when life begins anew.

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