Sophia Bush dating soccer star Ashlyn Harris after abrupt divorce

Hollywood actress Sophia Bush is reportedly dating a female soccer player, just two months after her abrupt split from husband Grant Hughes.

The One Tree Hill star, 41, filed for divorce from Hughes after just 13 months of marriage in August. On the same day as her divorce filing, Bush wiped every trace of him from her Instagram page.

Now, People reports Bush has formed a romantic connection with professional soccer player Ashlyn Harris, 37, who has represented the US in the Women’s World Cup.

Rumours of their romance first emerged when Bush appeared in an Instagram post alongside Harris and her teammates at a party in Seattle, Washington, last week.

“After being friends for years, and running in the same social circles, Sophia and Ashlyn went out on their first dinner date a couple of weeks ago,” a source told People.

“This is so recent, and they are both beginning new chapters.”

Meanwhile, further sources told Page Six they formed a connection after appearing appeared on a panel at the Cannes Lions advertising festival in June.

Harris, for her part, is also going through her own marriage breakdown.

The athlete recently filed for divorce from her wife, fellow soccer player Ali Krieger, in September. They were married four years.

It comes after Bush and Hughes’ split took fans by surprise, with the two having gushed about one another on social media for their one-year anniversary just two months earlier.

“Best decision of my life. It still feels just like this. Ecstatic. Running toward the future, grinning and laughing, together. I love you, my favourite. Happy Anniversary,” Bush wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post on June 11.

Hughes also honoured his bride with his own sweet message. “Happy 1st Anniversary, my love!,” he wrote. “What a full, beautiful, dynamic, exciting, growth-filled year we’ve had together. I truly love doing life with you!”

In their divorce filing, Hughes, 42, listed their date of separation as June 27, two weeks after their anniversary.

Last month, Bush and Hughes came to an agreement to pay no spousal support to one another.

Bush agreed to help Hughes pay his legal fees.

Prior to Hughes, Bush was famously married to her One Tree Hill co-star Chad Michael Murray.

They became engaged in 2004 before marrying in April 2005, but split just five months later.

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