The latest episodes of One Tree Hill have featured some nice scenes between Nathan and Brooke. The characters don’t get a chance to interact often, but when they do they have a certain brand of undeniable chemistry. Nathan was there for Brooke after her violent attack earlier this season, and in the most recent episode he helped her reconnect with Owen. Every time I see the two characters on screen, I find myself wishing they had more scenes together.
The chemistry between Nathan and Brooke could be due to the real life romance between actors James Lafferty and Sophia Bush. We wrote about the rumors surrounding the two way back in January, but now Kristin at E!Online has officially confirmed the relationship. Not only are James and Sophia dating, but her ex-husband Chad Michael Murray approves of the pairing.
Though rumors about the couple have been swirling around for months, their relationship wasn’t confirmed until a recent interview with Chad Michael Murray. The actor was asked about his relationship with Bush while chatting with a local CW news affiliate, to which he responded:
“It’s one of those things where you grow up a lot faster. You’re put in a situation where you’re gonna deal with things right in your face. But I think [Sophia and I] are both professional and mature enough to get through it. And now it’s just easy. We’re just friends. And she’s got James, and James and I are friends. It’s just a little tight group in Wilmington.”
You can watch the interview for yourself below, where Murray also discusses what’s coming up on One Tree Hill, as well as his upcoming wedding plans:
Following Murray’s comments, Kristin at E!Online contacted an insider from the series who told her that Sophia and James are “definitely together.” Personal representatives for the actors have yet to comment on the story.
It’s nice to hear that Sophia and James are together, but I’m also happy there’s no bad blood between her and her former husband. The fact that both have moved on to new relationships is refreshing, and it really does seem like everyone on the set is a big, happy family. This should give a little bit of hope to Brucas fans, as it doesn’t sound like the two actors would mind doing romantic scenes together.
Does this news mean that we can look forward to more scenes between Nathan and Brooke in the future? We’ll have to tune in to One Tree Hill every Monday to find out.
– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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