This celebrity breakup hit us hard, because they seemed like such a functional, mature couple: One Tree Hill co-stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols have called it quits after six years. It was so sweet to watch them fall in love on-screen and off, as their characters Brooke and Julian overcame the usual dramas to get married and have two beautiful boys, and as Sophia and Austin appeared at red carpet events all lovey-dovey.
According to Us Weekly, it was Sophia’s decision to break up, “because she didn’t think he was the one. She’s moving on.” Thankfully, One Tree Hill seems to have shot most of its final season late last year, so the exes don’t have to work together on-screen at the moment. Austin is the third co-star Sophia’s dated; she and Chad Michael Murray were briefly married in 2005, and she dated James Lafferty in 2009.
Neither Sophia nor Austin has addressed the breakup over Twitter, though today Sophia retweeted the quote “Turn your wounds into wisdom” and added the hashtag #Growth. I think they’ll both be OK. For now, let’s look over the good times in their relationship in our breakup gallery.