One Tree Hill was not only a hit television series, but it also spawned several real-life romances among its cast members. With a cast that included young and attractive actors, it’s no surprise that some of them fell in love off-screen. Here’s a look at some of the real-life romances on the set of One Tree Hill.
One of the most high-profile romances was between co-stars Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray, who played on-screen couple Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott. The two began dating in 2003 and got married in 2005. However, the marriage was short-lived, and they divorced just five months later.
Bush went on to date several other co-stars, including James Lafferty, who played Nathan Scott, and Austin Nichols, who played Julian Baker. Lafferty also dated his on-screen love interest, Bethany Joy Lenz, who played Haley James Scott. The two dated for several years before calling it quits in 2012.
Another real-life romance that started on the set of One Tree Hill was between co-stars Robert Buckley and Shantel VanSanten. The two began dating in 2009 and were together for several years before breaking up in 2013.
But perhaps the most surprising real-life romance was between co-stars Jana Kramer and Johnathon Schaech, who played Alex Dupre and Julian Baker, respectively. The two got married in 2010 but divorced just a month later.
Despite the ups and downs of their real-life relationships, the cast of One Tree Hill remained close throughout the show’s nine-season run. And while the show may be over, the real-life romances that blossomed on set will always be a part of its legacy.