Sophia Bush, the 41-year-old actress best known for her roles in One Tree Hill and Chicago PD, has found a new love interest in Ashlyn Harris, the 37-year-old former soccer star who played for the United States women’s national team. The two have been dating for a few weeks, according to a source close to them.
How They Met
Bush and Harris have been friends for years and have run in the same social circles. They both share a passion for community service and social justice. They also have mutual friends in the entertainment and sports industries.
The source says that they went out on their first dinner date a couple of weeks ago, after being single for some time. Bush filed for divorce from her husband Grant Hughes in August, after 13 months of marriage. Harris filed for divorce from her wife Ali Krieger, another soccer player, in September, after nearly four years of marriage. They have two children together, Sloane and Ocean.
How They Spend Their Time
Bush and Harris have been seen together at various events and occasions in the past few months. They were both on a panel at the Cannes Lions advertising festival in June, where Bush posted a photo of them with the caption “Love you @ashlynharris24”. They also attended a Peacock watch party for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in July, and the Kallmeyer’s New York Fashion Week show in September.
Most recently, they were spotted hanging out with Canadian soccer player Selenia Iacchelli and Angel City FC’s Merritt Mathias and Kari Fleischauer. Iacchelli shared some photos of them on Instagram on Oct. 10, showing them smiling and having fun.
How They Feel About Each Other
The source says that Bush and Harris are into each other and are enjoying their new relationship. They are both beginning new chapters in their lives and are supportive of each other’s goals and dreams.
The source also says that there is no salacious story behind their romance, though the public may want there to be. They are simply two people who have a lot in common and who found each other at the right time.
“They are happy and excited to see where this goes,” the source adds.