Warning: Have earplugs standing by, 'cause One Tree Hill fans around the world may soon let out a collective squeal.
Inside sources close to the show have just confirmed to me exclusively that Sophia Bush is dating her Tree Hill costar James Lafferty. "They're definitely together," says one insider who works on the CW series.
Requests for comment from both personal representatives have so far not been returned.
Turns out, it was Sophia's ex-husband (and yes, James' and Sophia's fellow OTH costar) Chad Michael Murray who first spilled the beans...
During an interview with a local CW news affiliate (see video below), Chad was asked about his relationship and failed marriage to Sophia and responded:
"It's one of those things where you grow up a lot faster. You're put in a situation where you're gonna deal with things right in your face. But I think [Sophia and I] are both professional and mature enough to get through it. And now it's just easy. We're just friends. And she's got James, and James and I are friends. It's just a little tight group in Wilmington."
You can see how Chad says it for yourself right here in this clip, where he also talks about his own "low-key, garden" wedding plans...
Sophia and James also were spotted recently at Los Angeles International Airport (see photo above). Her brief marriage to Murray ended in 2005 after only five months. They for dated nearly two years before he popped the question.
So what do you fans think of James and Sophia as a couple? Seems a pretty sweet match, doesn't it?
And even better, somewhere Nanny Carrie is rolling in her grave...