Sophia Bush reportedly called it off with her boyfriend, Dan Fredinburg, in February due to hectic schedules — and now she’s moved on with a costar! The 32-year-old actress stars on ‘Chicago P.D.’ and is now cozying up to her on-screen partner!
Sophia Bush portrays Detective Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D., and on the show, she’s not allowed to date her partner. Lucky for her, she is allowed to off the set! The actress has been romantically involved with her partner on the show, Jesse Lee Soffer, for about three months, a new report claims!
Sophia Bush Breaks Up With Dan Fredinburg, Dating Costar
On Aug. 6, the news broke that Sophia and her boyfriend, Google engineer Dan Fredinburg, had separated. The two publicly came out as a couple in April 2013.
“They decided to end their relationship in February,” a source told People on Aug. 6. “When you see one another for 24 hours every four weeks, it’s impossible to maintain a romantic relationship. They weren’t able to spend the time together that was necessary to nurture that kind of relationship.”
Well, one way to close that gap is to date someone who you work with — that way when you’re busy at work, you’ll still be spending time together. It sounds like that’s what she did! About three months ago, she began dating Jesse, who plays Detective Halstead, Erin’s partner.
“Sophia met her new beau Jesse on set of Chicago P.D,” an insider told E! Online. “They’ve been secretly dating for over three months, but only their close friends knew. Jesse is super-sweet and they are really cute together.”
Jesse Talks Sophia: ‘It’s A Dream Come True’ To Work Together
HollywoodLife.com spoke with Jesse in January about his relationships on and off-screen with the cast, including Sophia, and he admitted how great it is to be around her.
“[She’s] so awesome, we’re buds! It’s like a dream come true being able to work with friends,” he told us exclusively.
Well, it sounds like it is! Now this isn’t the first time Sophia has taken her on-screen romance, off screen. She married her One Tree Hill co-star Chad Michael Murray in April 2005 and they were divorced in December 2006. Then, she dated James Lafferty in 2008 and 2009. She also dated Austin Nichols on and off for four years!
In January 2014, Sophia was asked about her relationship with Chad and about dating co-stars in general. “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,” she said on Watch What Happens Live.
Well, we’re totally obsessed with Sophia and Jesse — do you think they make a cute couple, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta