Sophia Bush’s estranged husband, Grant Hughes, has broken his silence on his ex’s departure.
He opened up about her new romance with footballer Ashlyn Harris on Wednesday.
Grant’s rep told me Page six“Grant will always want the best for Sophia, and supports whatever makes her happy and fulfilled.”
Sophia split from Grant in August after 13 months of marriage.
This week, reports emerged that the 41-year-old One Tree Hill actress has been linked to the retired American football star and World Cup winner, 37.
“After years of being friends and in the same social circles, Sophia and Ashlyn went out for their first dinner a few weeks ago,” a source said. People on Tuesday.
“This is so recent and they’re both starting a new chapter.”
Backlash: Sophia Bush’s estranged husband, Grant Hughes, spoke Wednesday about her new romance with footballer Ashlyn Harris; seen in 2022
New love: The 41-year-old One Tree Hill actress (right) is linked to the retired American football star and World Cup winner, 37, (left); seen in July 2023
The 41-year-old entrepreneur’s response comes less than a day after multiple outlets reported that Sophia and Ashlyn were an item.
An insider added to Page Six: “It’s very new, they are definitely a couple,” while one TMZ source said the couple was “officially a thing.”
Sophia and Ashlyn were also recently seen together in photos shared online by Canadian soccer star Selenia Iacchelli.
It comes after Ashlyn recently filed for divorce from her wife Ali Krieger after four years of marriage.
The former couple share daughter Sloane, 2; and son Ocean, 15 months.
Ashlyn retired from football in November 2022 and Ali decided to do the same in March 2023.
She told CBS Morning that the 2023 NWSL season would be her last act on the court because she wanted to spend more time hanging out with her two little ones.
A source told People on Wednesday, “While it is new information to the public, Ashlyn and Ali’s divorce began months ago and they have been living apart since the summer.”
It’s over: Sophia split from Grant in August after 13 months of marriage
Grant’s Statement: Following the report, Grant’s representative said: “Grant will always want the best for Sophia and supports whatever makes her happy and fulfilled.”
Another split: It comes after Ashlyn recently filed for divorce from her wife Ali Krieger after four years of marriage
The insider added that “there’s no salacious story” about Sophie and Ashlyn’s new romance.
Sophia and Grant decided to go their separate ways seven weeks after celebrating their first anniversary.
At the time, Sophia removed Grant’s last name from her Instagram bio and deleted photos of the couple.
A source told People: “Sophia and Grant were friends for 10 years and bonded during COVID over their love of community service.
Co-parenting champions: The former couple shares daughter Sloane, 2; and son Ocean, 15 months
“They continue to run their nonprofit together and remain close friends.”
In June, Sophia described marrying Grant – who proposed less than a year before they tied the knot – the “best decision” of her life.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, the star shared a black and white photo from their wedding and wrote: “Today marks 365 days of calling you ‘husband.’
‘Best decision of my life. It still feels exactly that way. Ecstatic. Running together towards the future, grinning and laughing. I love you, my favorite. Happy birthday’