Sophia Bush, the Halloween aficionado, recently spilled the ectoplasmic beans on her “spooktacularly spooky” supernatural escapade involving her ex-beau, Austin Nichols.
In an episode of the Drama Queens podcast, the 41-year-old One Tree Hill luminary shared her bewitching tale. “Back in the mystical mists of time when we were all paired up on One Tree Hill, I was suddenly not paired up anymore,” she cryptically revealed, probably alluding to her breakup with Chad Michael Murray, the resident heartthrob of the show.
Sophia went on to recount the enchanting chapter of her life when she embarked on a romantic journey with a lad named Austin Nichols, aged 23, her first post-Chad date. “We had an on-again, off-again thing for what felt like eons,” she quipped.
Apparently, Austin was so smitten with her that he declared, “I won’t let you use the ‘long-distance is too hard’ excuse on me.” Talk about a bold romantic move, right? “We chuckle about it to this day, and we’re still chums,” she added, proving that true love might not always last forever, but friendship endures.
Now, the pièce de résistance – the ghostly encounter! The duo was cohabiting in the spooky heartland of Wilmington, North Carolina, where One Tree Hill was filmed. “When we were finally able to date properly, thanks to living in the same city for the first time in a gazillion years, we experienced a haunting like no other,” she began with a wicked grin.
Sophia described her eerie abode, saying, “I just knew that place was haunted.” One fateful night, a sinister sound emerged from the depths of the floorboards, jolting her from her beauty slumber. “What’s that noise?” she exclaimed, illuminated by the terror-induced aura of a flicked light switch.
In the same state of mind-numbing dread, Austin peered into the abyss with his trusty sidekick. Suddenly, a volleyball-sized orb of otherworldly strangeness materialized right before their disbelieving eyes. “We both started screaming and did what any reasonable person would do: leaped out of bed and hightailed it out of there faster than a vampire fleeing from a sunrise. That thing morphed from round to tall and then, poof, vanished into the thin air.”
Sophia thanked her lucky stars that she wasn’t alone in this spectral spectacle. “We still ask each other, ‘Wasn’t that the weirdest thing?’ It’s reassuring to know we’re not completely bonkers,” she concluded with a chuckle.
While Sophia and Austin’s love story may have met its final curtain call in February 2012 after six years of on-again, off-again shenanigans, their friendship continues to haunt the annals of Hollywood history. Boo! 👻😂