Sophia Bush Admitted She Felt Pressured Into Marrying Chad Michael Murray, But He Disagrees

Actress and activist Sophia Bush opened up about her former marriage to her One Tree Hill co-star, Chad Michael Murray, and it's definitely stirred up OTH-level drama. 

During an interview with Andy Cohen on his "Radio Andy" Sirius XM show on Wednesday, Bush attributed the marriage to being "22 and stupid." She and Murray were wed in 2005 and split five months later, though they had to continue playing love interests on the show. 

"It was not a thing I actually really wanted to do," Bush said of the marriage.

Cohen asked her why she did it then, and Bush responded, "Because how do you let everybody down ... when you have bosses telling you that you’re the only person who gets a person to work on time, and 200 people either get to see their kids at night or they don’t because our days start on time?"

Apparently, everything that happened offset was just as dramatic as OTH itself. "Hilarie [Burton] and I used to laugh and we were like, ‘If we had a behind-the-scenes show, the drama would be so much fucking better than the drama that the writers write,'" Bush said.

However, she's over discussing the drama. Bush told Cohen, "I get why you ask, but it's like, people won't let it go."

She's been reluctant to talk about her relationship with Murray before, and everything that's happened since her interview with Cohen appears to explain why. 

On Thursday morning, Murray tweeted about his love for his wife, Sarah Roemer, and kids. The sentimental message could obviously be unrelated to Bush's comments — but that didn't seem to be the case with his previous tweet. 

"Gosh I love cartoons. Entertaining, educational & make great GIF’s," Murray tweeted, with a GIF of Pinocchio's nose growing. 

I mean, it's more of a stretch, but that post could've been unrelated, too. 

Then, Roemer posted a clearly homemade meme on Instagram that read, "Wait a second…my producers also made me marry Chad Michael Murray!"

It's safe to say that post was related to what Bush said.

Murray's rep eventually issued a statement to PEOPLE, calling Bush's comments "ludicrous." 

"Chad conducts himself in a completely professional manner and would never marry for any reason but love," the rep said. "Thirteen years since his divorce from Sophia, he has a very happy family life with his wife and children."

The rep added, "He has completely moved on and doesn’t feel the need to engage in this type of behavior."

Prior to the social media posts and Murray's statement, Bush had already addressed the situation, even apologizing for any hurt feelings. 

On Thursday, she tweeted about the back-and-forth between her and Murray again. 

And if there's one thing we should take away from this whole debacle, it's Bush's sentiment that yes, she deserves to be asked about her work — not a relationship from more than a decade ago. 

Allison graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Journalism. The current Entertainment Editor, she's been with Her Campus for more than three years, serving in roles such as national contributing writer, editorial intern, How She Got There Editor and Health Editor. Allison's spent the past two summers on opposite coasts, with internships at The Hollywood Reporter and Comedy Central. When she's not watching stand-up or her favorite show, Nathan For You, she's counting down the days until the next award show. Follow her on twitter @AllisonMCrist, and visit her website AllisonMCrist.com to learn more about her. 

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