Sophia Bush and Grant Hughes divorce: Couple reportedly split 16 days after 1st anniversary

Here's the latest on the relationship of "One Tree Hill" alum and estranged husband.

Sophia Bush and husband Grant Hughes are splitting up after 13 months of marriage. (Photo: JC Olivera/WireImage)
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Sophia Bush and husband Grant Hughes separated June 27, just 16 days after celebrating their first anniversary, according to her divorce filing obtained by both Us Weekly and Page Six.

Reportedly, the cause of the breakup was "irreconcilable differences." Neither of the spouses, who tied the knot in June 2022, is seeking spousal support, per a prenuptial agreement, and she's asking to have legal fees split between them in the divorce she filed for on Aug. 4. The "exact nature and extent of the separate property assets and debts of the parties is unknown at this time," the document from her legal team read, but "each party shall be awarded his/her respective separate property assets and debts pursuant to the terms of the agreement signed by the parties prior to their marriage."

The couple do not have any children.

People reported Friday that Bush had filed for divorce, after just over a year of marriage to the FocusMotion Health co-founder. A source told the outlet exclusively, "Sophia and Grant were friends for 10 years and bonded during COVID through their love of community service. They continue to run their nonprofit together and remain good friends."

Just two months ago, Bush and Hughes publicly congratulated each other on their anniversary.

"Today marks 365 days of calling you 'husband,'" she reportedly wrote in a now deleted Instagram post, "Best decision of my life. It still feels just like this. Ecstatic. Running toward the future, grinning and laughing, together. I love you, my favorite. Happy Anniversary."

Hughes shared a message of his own: "What a full, beautiful, dynamic, exciting, growth-filled year we’ve had together. I truly love doing life with you!"

In a 2022 interview with Vogue, Bush revealed that she met her former husband on a trip to Nicaragua. "We became fast friends but only saw each other a few times a year because both of us were traveling all of the time for work,” the actress explained.

In 2021, Bush and Hughes announced their engagement while on vacation in Lake Como, Italy. At the time, she called Hughes her "favorite person" in a since-deleted Instagram alongside a photo of the moment. She added the hashtag "Yes."

Hughes got down on one knee on a classic wooden boat in order to propose. The actress thanked the boat rental company and a local wedding photographer "for helping my favorite human plan the most incredible, moving surprise of my life. My heart. It bursts." Hughes replied to her post, "You’re my forever favorite, my love" with an emoji kiss.

The couple wed in Hughes's home state of Oklahoma. The Chicago P.D. star's dress was designed by longtime friend Monique Lhuillier.

“As a visual person and a storyteller, I love what imagery can represent,” the 41-year-old shared at the time on Instagram. "On this day, I wanted to represent us. Where we come from. Where we are going. Oklahoma tea roses for my husband and his family. Italian olives and branches for mine, and for what their offering signifies. California poppies for our home together. And our sweet, chunky bees, that we have cultivated together for years now. Colors pulled from sunsets and sunrises in his hometown and mine. An honoring of place, memory, and purpose."

The wedding was attended by Bush's friends and One Tree Hill alums Bethany Joy Lenz and Hilarie Burton Morgan.

On an April 2023 episode of Penn Badgley's podcast, Podcrushed, Bush said that Hughes "was always just a good guy."

"It's not lost on me that our reconnection occurred over serving community first," she said. "That was really meaningful to me. And as we started to talk, we thought 'OK well we've gotta get a COVID test so we can go see each other for a meal.' It was just different. And it's such a cheesy thing when people say 'When you know, you know'... We were ready for something different to meet us on the outside."

Bush previously dated her Chicago P.D. co-star Jesse Lee Soffer as well as One Tree Hill castmate Austin Nichols. She married OTH's Chad Michael Murray in 2005 before separating after five months.

Editor's note: This story was originally published on Aug. 5, 2023, and has been updated with new information.