'It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic–another joke marriage,' Sophia has said about that chapter in her life. because I knew what I was getting into and will always believe in love.'In 2008 Chad indicated that Sophia had moved on with co-star James Lafferty, 28, saying 'Sophia and I are both professional and mature enough to get through it ...
It’s a testament to Lafferty’s charm that he is still in favour with his ex’s family, being invited to the recent wedding of Rachael’s brother.‘I’ve the highest regard for James,’ said Jessica Wilson. He would always help you out.’Lafferty and Rachael split in September 2006, on very good terms according to her mother.
They had met in early 2005 in a bar in Wilmington, North Carolina, where One Tree Hill is filmed and where Rachael was attending university.
‘I tend to be an “opposites attract” person because I think I can learn from somebody who has different perspectives.
If you have that in a relationship, you’ll get the most out of it.’ For the much younger Eve, the secretive charmer from California is her first big romance.
Indeed, just this week, in response to the publicity over his Leopardstown canoodling with Eve, Lafferty seemed somewhat upset that the relationship had been rumbled, tweeting about that awkward moment when ‘your personal life goes out into the public’.
It seems he had hitherto been successful at keeping the dalliance under wraps, for reasons best known to himself.
And it’s happening when she is just starting to build her own career, appearing in a cameo in The Script’s new music video and starring alongside Sean Penn and Francis Mc Dormand in the indie film This Must Be The Place.
By coincidence, One Tree Hill is also the name of another song from the U2 back catalogue.
It’s no wonder the One Tree Hill star, who is six years her senior, managed to schmooze his way into the bosom of the Hewson family – and into their private box at Leopardstown this week.
For even those he has crossed in love hardly have a bad word to say about him.
He then began a relationship with co-star Sophia Bush but managed to keep that quiet, too.