Don’t know about you, but if we break up with someone, we really never want to see them again. This whole being friends with someone we’ve broken up with? Well, that’s a hard pass.
You broke up with them for a reason.
Sometimes though, you can’t help having to see an ex. Especially if you’re an actor and you are on the same television show. This writer remembers when Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray from One Tree Hill got married.
And when they got divorced.
No one knew how they would work together.
Now, we all know that there is drama that we never hear about on sets and we honestly thought that we would never hear anything about their time working together. But then again, that was before podcasts were a thing.
One thing that we’ve learned is that everything that we want to know, we may get, because of the Drama Queens podcast.
On a recent episode, the girls talked about the marriage and just how it was handled.
“Not for nothing, you were going through a breakup with the person that you were playing a romance opposite of,” Bethany Joy Lenz started the conversation with Sophia Bush. “And regardless of what all those circumstances were, that’s incredibly difficult – emotionally – to be able to be vulnerable and be there in that moment.”
“There’s lots of actors who have done that — who’ve done movies and TV shows and things, they date their costar or whatever, it doesn’t work out,” Lenz continued. “But the fact that you were able to just be that raw and open and vulnerable, it’s a real credit to you as an artist. You put your art in front of everybody and just were like, ‘Look, this is it. I’m just sharing my heart and here we are.’ I thought it was really beautiful.”
And though Lenz’s comments don’t tell us much about the relationship (as they shouldn’t cause none of our business), they do tell us the kind of person that Sophia is.
Sophia responded to Lenz’s comment, “People can call it whatever they want. They can say it’s strength, they can say it’s pride, they can say its professionalism — you can put a positive or a negative skew on it. But I was always going to put Brooke Davis ahead of everybody and everything else. Nothing mattered to me but being honest for her.”
We can’t commend Sophia enough. Brooke Davis taught us a lot through the years, and shaped a part of us, as well as our love of fandom.