Sunday 18 November 2018

One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray says ex-wife Sophia Bush's claims she felt pressure to marry him are 'ludicrous'

Chad Michael Murray (R) actress Sophia Bush arrive at Warner Bros. Premiere Of
Chad Michael Murray (R) actress Sophia Bush arrive at Warner Bros. Premiere Of "House Of Wax" at the Mann's Village Theater on April 26, 2005 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Chad Michael Murray as Lucas Scott in One Tree Hill
Sophia Bush attends the 8th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at the Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, on October 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS DELMASCHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images
Sophia Bush attends the Runway To Red Carpet, hosted by Council of Fashion Designers of America, Variety and WWD at Chateau Marmont on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Sophia Bush speaks onstage at 2018 Women's March Los Angeles at Pershing Square on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for The Women's March Los Angeles)
Sarah Roemer (L) and Chad Michael Murray attend the 2017 iHeartCountry Festival, A Music Experience by AT&T at The Frank Erwin Center on May 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )
Sarah Roemer and Chad Michael Murray attend the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush attends the screening of "House Of Wax" at the Tribeca Film Festival April 30, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Chad Michael Murray (R) and his wife actress Sophia Bush arrive at Warner Bros. Premiere Of "House Of Wax" at the Mann's Village Theater on April 26, 2005 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Chad Michael Murray (R) and his wife actress Sophia Bush arrives at Warner Bros. Premiere Of "House Of Wax" at the Mann's Village Theater on April 26, 2005 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray arrive at Super Bowl Playboy Party at the River City Brewing Company on February 5, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Chad Michael Murray (L) and Sophia Bush attend Teen People's "Young Hollywood" party at the Teen People Mansion August 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray
Actor Chad Michael Murray arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere "Outlaws And Angels" at Ahrya Fine Arts Movie Theater on July 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Sophia Bush attends Entertainment Weekly's Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees Celebration sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

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Chad Michael Murray has hit out at Sophia Bush after she claimed she felt pressured into marrying him.

The 35-year-old actress tied the knot with her 'One Tree Hill' co-star in 2005 before separating five months later and officially divorcing in December 2006, and admitted in an interview this week that she had never really “wanted” to marry Chad in the first place.

Now, the 36-year-old actor has claimed, through his representative, that he would never marry “for any reason but love”, and says Sophia’s pressure claims are “ludicrous”.

His representative told People magazine: "The story is ludicrous. Chad conducts himself in a completely professional manner and would never marry for any reason but love."

Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush attends the screening of
Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush attends the screening of "House Of Wax" at the Tribeca Film Festival April 30, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

The ‘Incredibles 2’ star had made the comments during an interview with Andy Cohen, when she said marrying Chad wasn’t something she wanted to do.

When asked how long she had been dating Chad before they married, Sophia said: "I don't even know. And it was not a thing I actually really wanted to do.”

Sophia then claimed she went through with the marriage because she didn't want to "let everybody down", and said that life is always more "dramatic" than it appears.

She added: "Because how do you let everybody down? And how do you, what's the fight? And 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 either see their kids at night or they don't because our days start on time?

Sarah Roemer (L) and Chad Michael Murray attend the 2017 iHeartCountry Festival, A Music Experience by AT&T at The Frank Erwin Center on May 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )
Sarah Roemer (L) and Chad Michael Murray attend the 2017 iHeartCountry Festival, A Music Experience by AT&T at The Frank Erwin Center on May 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )

"Life is always loaded. What the public knows ever is never - it's not the tip of the iceberg. 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 f***ing better than the drama that the writers write.'"

Sophia Bush attends the Runway To Red Carpet, hosted by Council of Fashion Designers of America, Variety and WWD at Chateau Marmont on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Sophia Bush attends the Runway To Red Carpet, hosted by Council of Fashion Designers of America, Variety and WWD at Chateau Marmont on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

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