Sophia Bush opens up on working with ex-husband Chad Michael Murray on One Tree Hill after divorce

Sophia Bush has spoken out about what it was like working with her ex-husband Chad Michael Murray after their divorce.

The actress, 40, starred as Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill opposite Chad, also 40, with their characters continuing to date after the actors’ split.

The two co-stars got engaged in 2004 and married in 2005, only to separate less than half a year later. 

Difficult: Sophia Bush has spoken out about what it was like working with her ex-husband Chad Michael Murray after their divorce

Opening up on how she maintained her professionalism on set, Sophia said that she put the character above all else.

She was speaking on a new episode of her Drama Queens podcast with One Tree Hill co-stars Bethany Joy Lenz and Hilarie Burton.

Bethany praised Sophia on how well she handled the situation, saying: ‘Not for nothing, you were going through a breakup with the person that you were playing a romance opposite of.

‘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.’

Split: The two co-stars got engaged in 2004 and married in 2005, only to separate less than half a year later

Split: The two co-stars got engaged in 2004 and married in 2005, only to separate less than half a year later

She continued: ‘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.

‘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.’

Sophia replied: ‘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. 

Co-star: The actress, 40, starred as Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill opposite Chad, also 40, with their characters continuing to date after the actors' split

Co-star: The actress, 40, starred as Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill opposite Chad, also 40, with their characters continuing to date after the actors’ split

‘But I was always going to put Brooke Davis ahead of everybody and everything else. Nothing mattered to me but being honest for her.’

The star has previously confessed she felt pushed into the marriage, saying that ‘everybody’s 22 and stupid,’ and added that the marriage was ‘not a thing I actually really wanted to do.’

Sophia also said: ‘I refuse to let that one relationship define me, which is why I’ve done my best to avoid discussing it for 10 years,

‘The reality is that, yes, it was a massive event in my life. And the trauma of it was amplified by how public it became, which was incredibly foreign and bizarre to a girl who’d been just another college kid 24 months before her life blew up.’

Friends: She was speaking on a new episode of her Drama Queens podcast with One Tree Hill co-stars Bethany Joy Lenz and Hilarie Burton

Friends: She was speaking on a new episode of her Drama Queens podcast with One Tree Hill co-stars Bethany Joy Lenz and Hilarie Burton

In 2014 she said of the relationship: ‘We were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place. To all the other co-stars who’ve worked it out, more power to you.’

And when asked about Chad last year, Sophia immediately said: ‘Oh, I’m not going to talk about him. I’m not allowed to.’

‘I’ve tried to poke fun at being a dumb kid and whenever I’ve done that, it gets twisted into I’m talking s**t about somebody who I don’t even know anymore, who’s clearly a grown-up,’ she explained.

‘I think you have to, like, laugh at who you used to be,’ she continued.

‘But when people ask me about history that involves someone else … it’s not worth my time. It’s not a place where I harbor ill will or anything.’

While talking about her youth in the spotlight, the Chicago Fire star said she said she was a ‘very naïve 21-year-old kid.’

‘And that’s all there is to it,’ she said of their five-month marriage.

‘I think lots of people do stupid s**t before their prefrontal cortexes are fully formed — and they’re not until they’re 26.’

She joked: ‘So you do the math on my timeline. I literally didn’t have a whole brain.’

Young: In 2014 she said of the relationship: 'We were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place. To all the other co-stars who've worked it out, more power to you'

Young: In 2014 she said of the relationship: ‘We were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place. To all the other co-stars who’ve worked it out, more power to you’

Sophia married her fiancé Grant Hughes, 40, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June this year.

She revealed she became engaged to her businessman boyfriend while on vacation in Lake Como last August.

‘So it turns out that being your favorite person’s favorite person is the actual best feeling on planet Earth #YES,’ she said in her Instagram caption as she shared an image.

‘Thank you to @comoclassicboats and @bottega53 for helping my favorite human plan the most incredible, moving surprise of my life. My heart. It bursts,’ she added.

Magical: Sophia revealed she became engaged to her businessman boyfriend while on vacation in Lake Como last August

Magical: Sophia revealed she became engaged to her businessman boyfriend while on vacation in Lake Como last August

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