When it comes to love, Sophia Bush isn't afraid to admit she's made a few mistakes.
Covering the Jan. 5-11 issue of The Chicago Sun-Times' Splash magazine, the actress reflects on her past relationships. "I've dated a couple of the wrong guys, but I've also had great love in my life," says the Chicago P.D. star, who was married to her One Tree Hill costar Chad Michael Murray for five months in 2005. "I think every woman on Earth has dated the wrong guy at some point."
At age 31, Bush finally knows exactly who she is and what she wants out of life. "If I were looking at myself objectively, [I'd say] I'm a strong person and that can translate into a strong personality," the California native shares. "I'll give all the space in the world to fairness, but I don't have any room for intolerance...I have a ferocious understanding of right and wrong and I don't tolerate the wrong."
Bush, who dated her One Tree Hill costars James Lafferty and Austin Nichols after calling it quits with Murray, didn't say exactly who the "wrong" guys were in her Splash cover story—but it's not hard to read between the lines. During her Jan. 6 appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, she didn't hold back when a caller asked if she still keeps in touch with her ex-husband.
"That's such an interesting question," Bush said, at first trying to remain diplomatic. "But my mother once said to me that if you don't have anything nice to say, not to say anything at all." The actress then dissed her marriage to Murray, saying, "We were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place. To all the other costars who've worked it out, more power to you."
Bush and Murray continued to work together on One Tree Hill until the latter left the series in 2009; he returned for the show's ninth and final season, though they didn't share any scenes together.
"At the end of the day, we're grownups, and I actually think it's interesting that when people split in a way that's unpleasant, they usually just go on quite literally hating each other—or the person in my situation hates the other person, whatever—but when you have to work with somebody for another half a decade, you kind of have to deal with it. Because for me, at the end of the day, my job is my priority," Bush said of filming with her ex. "And so I think at the end of it, it really let me just let go of it."
Luckily, Bush has found love again: she's dating Google programming manager Dan Fredinburg. "I wouldn't have been the same without this man by my side," the former Partners star gushed in August 2013. "Thank you, Dan, for loving my passion and my fight. Thank you for being the spark to my match."