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Sophia Bush & Austin Nichols Reunite?

Sophia Bush & Austin Nichols Reunite?

Sophia Bush and her One Tree Hill costar Austin Nichols may have rekindled their romance.

The twosome was spotted catching a connecting flight in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday (July 26) and took pictures with fans who spotted them together.

Sophia, 27, and Austin, 29, met through mutual friend Jake Gyllenhaal in mid-2005 and reportedly started dating in early 2006. Since 2008, Austin has appeared in a recurring role as Julian Baker on OTH.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols reuniting — YAY or NAY?

UPDATE: Apologies, image removed!

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150 Responses to “Sophia Bush & Austin Nichols Reunite?”

  1. 1
    Heather Says:

    too bad austin and jake have been together for years..

  2. 2
    sarah Says:

    it would be soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome…broolian is favorite couple EVER!

  3. 3
    Zara Says:

    certainly a YAY. Sophia deserves to have someone special in her life.

  4. 4
    Kate Says:

    How come you never run pictures of Bethany Joy Galeotti. She is so beautiful. Also Bethany and James have the best chemistry of any television couple ever!

  5. 5
    Di Says:

    OMG! I hope this is true! +_+

  6. 6
    t Says:

    Does she ever not date her costars??

  7. 7
    Sam Says:

    Just Jared run pictures of Bethany Joy Galeotti. She’s so sexy.

  8. 8
    Sam Says:

    Just Jared run pictures of Bethany Joy Galeotti. She’s so sexy.

  9. 9
    katy Says:

    Fullsizes of the pictures PLEASE!

  10. 10
    wowowow Says:

    akward for james next year :S.
    anyone want to bet that she dates robert buckley this season too?
    i love her though, get it girl!

  11. 11
    nicole Says:

    this doesnt prove anything! I mean co stars can be seen together and it doesn’t mean they are dating. Both Sophia and Austin work together on set and could have been travelling together but that does not mean they are together..

    If they are together that is great for both of them and I hope they are very happy together but I am going to wait until I hear/see more proves

  12. 12
    pup Says:

    @t: ROFL.
    I thought she was dating James Lafferty?

  13. 13
    Brandy Says:

    Oh, god Sophia please don’t date any more of ur OTH co-stars!!!

  14. 14
    Bastardus Grull Says:

    Austin, eh? Ted C. has been pegging Toothy Gyllenhaal to Austin for years now. Sword fighters. . .he he

  15. 15
    wowzahpants Says:

    Okay, this is getting stupid. If she is dating him, which she isn’t, since he has a girlfriend…
    Then she needs to stop dating stupid actors. Learn from your mistakes, I only pass judgement on her from a human perspective, I’d tell my friends the same things. Break the damn trend. ugh.

    But I doubt it, so JJ stop posting lies and speculations, but I guess that is ALL ya’ll are about.

  16. 16
    Anna Says:

    They were both going to Wilmington but apparently friends can’t travel together.

  17. 17
    Laurena Says:

    DON’T CARE!!! Can you say Z-list?

  18. 18
    JAY Says:

    WOW, I guess being an amazingly gorgeous women has their catch right?!Every time a handsome guy accidentally appear beside her(either in show or just doing outdoor xtvt) next day we know she date/bang the guy. I mean come on, there’s is couple pics that Sophia and James at the airport then the next day BAM_she having his baby.WTF??? I wont be surprise the next thing we hear is Sophia and Robert is married or something…

  19. 19
    Nicole Says:


    who is his girldfriend anyway. just wondering?

  20. 20
    april Says:

    love sophia she dated austin before they were co-stars and james and sophia never dated so leave her alone about dating costars

  21. 21
    alison Says:

    they are so hott together

  22. 22
    dee dee Says:

    Stop making things up to make pr happy Jared. Sophia Bush herself said she went on “maybe three or four” dates with Austin, was dating Jon Foster in 2006. She is also currently dating James L.

    We all know Austin is Toothy Tile’s boyfriend.

  23. 23
    lora Says:

    agree what proof is there they are reunited they’re good friends and sexy as hell love both of them to death!

  24. 24
    Brandy Says:

    I heard Sophia and James broke up a long time ago.

  25. 25
    ashley Says:

    sophia is so cute in her jean jacket i have such a girl crush on her and i have an actual crush on austin i really want sophia to be happy

  26. 26
    wallee Says:

    wowzahpants who is Austin girlfriend bc all i have heard is Austin hanging out and flirting with every girls around him

  27. 27
    ANFAN Says:


    Yet here u r on the ‘z-list’ post CARE enough to leave ur wonderful yet not so intelligent comment.

  28. 28
    rhonda Says:

    u wish sophia was on the z-list she’s on the b-list love her so much!! austin and sophia are just friends jj don’t know nothing! but it’s so nice to see new pics thanks

  29. 29
    Saudia Says:

    oohh I didn’t even know they were together.. what happend to Lafferty? lol .. but whatever I love Sophia and Austin together!! They’re so great .. she really has a thing for her co-stars eh LOL

  30. 30
    jessey Says:

    sexy couple! sexy couple! can’t wait for season 7 of OTH

  31. 31
    Bree Says:

    aww i love Sophia and Austin.
    that would be great if they are actually together.
    they’re so fricken cuteee!

  32. 32
    tiffany Says:

    sophia bush is adorable! so is austin!

  33. 33
    Kar Says:

    I thought she was dating “Nathan”

  34. 34
    whortensia Says:

    My oh my, I wonder if Jake said “Austin, if we itned to keep this up both of us will need beards. I got Reese, now you get yourself one too.” LOL

  35. 35
    kim Says:

    she’s not dating austin people anyway what does it matter who she dates it’s her personal life. austin and sophia r good friends luv them

  36. 36
    Lisa Says:


  37. 37
    sam Says:

    she’s so sexy she deserves any guy she wants! love her jacket and hat i love her style!

  38. 38
    Fern Says:

    Austin lucked out! Sophia is a much nicer, better beard than bossy manipulative Reese.

  39. 39
    Beard Says:

    Jake set it up so that the rumors would stop. I don’t believe the relationship with Reese is real. I also think that star wars dude is doing the same thing. I think if woman had cleaner vaginas than this wouldn’t be happening. Even Tom Cruise won’t touch one. Now we’re hearing Will Smith thinks they are stinky also. Shame on all you woman out there!!!

  40. 40
    kortney Says:

    they would make a great couple nice and great actors! oh i forgot sexyyyyyyyyy

  41. 41
    melissa Says:


    YAY!! YAY!!! YAY!!!!! YAY!!!!! :D

  42. 42
    Kari Says:

    It is totally YAY!!! i love them together !!!!!

  43. 43
    bryanna Says:

    they’re so adorable and i love that they take pics with their fans i want to meet them!! love you sophia and austin

  44. 44
    Kait Says:


  45. 45
    nita Says:

    Like someone said before, it doesn’t prove anything..maybe they’re just good friends. I prefer her with James Lafferty…

  46. 46
    tammy Says:

    they’re at an airport together that means nothing they’re just bffs lol

  47. 47
    Megan Says:

    I think her and Austin make a good couple, if they r together. I thout her and James were together, they also make a good couple. Whoever she is with as long as she is happy thats all that matters.

  48. 48
    Pattycake Says:

    I’m going to need a concept map to keep straight all the beardings this completes.

  49. 49
    ali Says:

    i agree she needs to be happy it sucks she had to get a divorse from chad after only 5 mounths but she’s so strong and got past it and whoever she is dating i hope she’s happy austin and james r both great for her!

  50. 50
    ali Says:

    i agree she needs to be happy it sucks she had to get a divorse from chad after only 5 mounths but she’s so strong and got past it and whoever she is dating i hope she’s happy austin and james r both great for her!

  51. 51
    madmax Says:

    I thought he and Jake were together :)

  52. 52
    bailey Says:

    austin is so cute!! i say yah sophia and austin

  53. 53
    lucy Says:

    He and Jake are still together.

  54. 54
    mariah Says:

    austin and sophia forever true love always!

  55. 55
    haylee Says:

    YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =]]]]
    I LOVE BRULIAN ! AND SOSTIN! (loll i just made that up)

  56. 56
    mariah Says:

    #51 grow up austin and jake are friends anyway go sophia!!!

  57. 57
    kylie Says:

    Sophia hung out with Jake at the beach. She hung out with Austin at the beach. It looked like separate days but it wasn’t, same day. She knows they’re a couple like the rest of Hollywood does.

  58. 58
    trish Says:

    I would say yay for them. I think they would be cute together.

  59. 59
    Anna Says:

    these arent your pictures JARED! shame on you

  60. 60
    mya Says:

    i say yah and #57 what are you talking about?

  61. 61
    Halli Says:

    Jake + Austin = TRU love

  62. 62
    lily Says:

    Sophia and Austin would be the hottest effing couple ever.

    I’m soo glad they have something going on again.

    They dated in 2006 then again in 2007 and now again? YAY <3

    SA FTW!!!

  63. 63
    myranda Says:

    y does that same person keep saying about jake and austin serioulsy innoying sophia and austin are together or friends do u get that

  64. 64
    kylie Says:

    Look for pics of her and Jake and her and Austin at the beach. She’s wearing the same outfit. One picture of her and Austin there’s this pair of shoes near Austin’s hand. It’s the shoes Jake’s wearing in the picture of her and Jake.

  65. 65
    jessica Says:

    @kylie so that dosen’t mean anything i’ve seen those pictures they’re all great friends

  66. 66
    Terri Says:

    Reuniting that would be awesome! They have know each other for so long way before OTH. I have heard Austin is a real gentleman and does charm the ladies in a good way. Anyway cute pics. They aren’t even together in those but whatever it is fun to dream.

  67. 67
    jenny Says:

    what ever what does it matter they’re her co-stars they’re all good guys seriously

  68. 68
    holly Says:

    love sophia and austin:)

  69. 69
    Realme2008 Says:

    She’s a beautiful and a kind actress, but she keeps dating a lot of her costars and directors. That’s not the sort of thing that’s going to give her a good reputation.

  70. 70
    sierra Says:

    she never dated a director and who cares if she dates her hott costars her and austin were together before one tree hill so get over it

  71. 71
    Anna Says:

    yall should just stop commenting. these pictures arent even supposed to be up on this site!

  72. 72
    sandy Says:

    all the haters are so innoying she’s beautiful!

  73. 73
    rachel Says:

    YAY!! she’s hot he’s hot. they make a hot couple

  74. 74
    brooke Says:

    He’s Jake’s goose.

  75. 75
    lkira Says:

    leave sophia alone she can spend time with who ever she wants her and austin are just taking pictures with their fans it’s cute

  76. 76
    morgan Says:

    i agree she’s beautiful and her true fans will love her no matter who she dates

  77. 77
    eva Says:

    Austin and Sophia both went to USC. They’ve been friends a long time. I don’ t think they’re dating, just friends who hang out.

  78. 78
    eva Says:

    Austin and Sophia both went to USC. They’ve been friends a long time. I don’ t think they’re dating, just friends who hang out.

  79. 79
    morgan Says:

    they are just good friends so jared shouldn’t try to start this drama about sophia and her sexy co stars

  80. 80
    chelsea Says:

    what is the big deal about sophia and costars no ones perfect and sophia is such a sweet person and yes austin and sophia are friends who hang out so what,love her

  81. 81
    vmars111 Says:

    Too bad Sophia is just Austin’s beard, lol.

    Take Austin’s “mutual friend” Jake Gyllenhaal and add in “gay lovers.”

  82. 82
    kyra Says:

    why do people think they’re gay austin nicols is so hott and so far from gay what proof is there they were together get a life who ever thinks austin is gay

  83. 83
    kyra Says:

    @vmarrs11 you’re not funny go away!! love austin and sophia

  84. 84
    Jessy Says:

    guys, you should stop with this crap!! They r just good friends who traveling together

  85. 85
    lacey Says:

    @jessy i agree it’s not like they’re kissing they’re just friends who hang out

  86. 86
    Artemi Says:

    I hope that this is true (although I dont know if I should believe it).
    Brulian is my fav couple and it would be great to see austin and sophia as a couple^_^

  87. 87
    Charlene Says:

    wonderful wonderful news ….. if its infact true :)

  88. 88
    karmababykarma Says:

    Sophia and Austin are NOT dating.

  89. 89
    lisa Says:

    they both look super cute there nice to them smileing and being happy!

  90. 90
    nice to see them Says:

    Love Sophia!
    Love Austin!

  91. 91
    Anna Says:


    Thanks for clarifying. These days you can’t be friends with a guy.

  92. 92
    Laura Says:

    JJ could you please upload some more pictures from OTH Season 7?

  93. 93
    Elilo Says:

    It’s definitely A big YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for me! but just because they were together in the airport doesn’t mean they ARE together as lovers they are friends and they work together.but anyway I’m happy if Sophia is happy: )

  94. 94
    hana Says:

    yeqh that’s so cool if they are together!!

    exscuse ny english i’m french ^^

  95. 95
    Jake Gyllenhaal Says:

    @kyra: There’s nothing wrong with being gay!

  96. 96
    cutie Says:


    What about Sophia and Robert Buckley? Are they dating?

  97. 97
    moi Says:


    LOL everything she has said in the past has turned out to be true. But I do wanna know how she knows everything!

  98. 98
    nice Says:

    oh they’re dating in real life??….that is so AWESOME…..they make a really nice pair!!

  99. 99
    moi Says:


    hmm… she was the first one to confirm that James and Sophia had broken up!

  100. 100
    cP Says:

    NAY. =/
    I want her to be with James! Jophia all the way <3

  101. 101
    jeje Says:

    yay i’m happy 4 her and if they make each other happy then i wish them the best of luck
    love as a tv couple hope they can make it as a real one

  102. 102
    jeje Says:

    yay i’m happy 4 her and if they make each other happy then i wish them the best of luck
    love as a tv couple hope they can make it as a real one

  103. 103
    wallee Says:

    KARMABABYKARMA: What about Sophia and Rob? Do you have any news on them ?

  104. 104
    othfan Says:

    Man, WTF is wrong with this world. If I was the FAN who got my pictures taking with Sophia/Austin I would be a shame of myself right now. They were so nice to pose for you and yet you sold your soul to JJ so that this rumors can start. People they happened to be on the same flight, why should you care anyway. She’s single, young, attractive, intelligent, etc and the list goes on. She’s smart not to settle down and obvious has learn her lesson with Chad. Praise her for that since he hasn’t learn anything and still stuck with the Wanna Be Famous g/f. Go Sophia don’t let these haters out here discourage you with their hatred and jealousy because they can’t be like you. Be happy don’t settle for less and I’m so glad you have not commit yourself to any one person. Life is short enjoy it while you can when your single not like your EX>

  105. 105
    Dee Says:

    I don’t think they are dating. There were no signs that they were more than just traveling together. But they were both VERY nice!

  106. 106
    Ashley Says:


    I have heard that Austin Nichols is dating some girl who is famous for quite a while now.

  107. 107
    Ashley Says:

    i meant to say isnt famous!

  108. 108
    Kelly Says:

    If you saw pics from his trip to Europe you’ll know he’s not really relationship type.

  109. 109
    jase Says:


    And where can we find these pictures?

  110. 110
    addy Says:

    i wonder what idiot would give these pictures to jared and start all this oh and austin and jake aren’t gay what ever idiot started that just leave austin and sophia alone they can hang out with each out if they want to

  111. 111
    SBFTW Says:

    @othfan: Finally someone has a brain! I totally agree with you.

  112. 112
    Queen N Says:

    Where is pics?
    maybe they need to move for OTH
    I knew Sophia’s BF was James Lafferty

  113. 113
    karmababykarma Says:


    Sophia and Robert really clicked and are atm good friends. However I wouldnt be suprised if they would become more than friends…

  114. 114
    luci Says:

    @othfan: Jared took the pictures of them without permission of the fan. Stop trashng the girl, and save it for Jared. He took them down cause he got caught and she called him on it.

  115. 115
    othfan Says:

    @luci: good I’m glad they took it down.

  116. 116
    Anna Says:

    @luci: thank you!

  117. 117
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    i dont even no who that guy is
    she should find some1 good for her, she’s a really cute girl

  118. 118
    Austin Nichols Journal Says:

    You can find Austin and Sophia airport fan pictures here:

  119. 119
    loni Says:

    Pfffff LOL !

  120. 120
    lauren Says:

    so wen did her and james lafferty break up? and why are the pics removed?

  121. 121
    wallee Says:

    They were removed bc Jared post them without the permission of the owner

  122. 122
    nikki Says:

    YAY! wer are the images though?

  123. 123
    nikki Says:

    YAY! wer are the images though?

  124. 124
    julia Says:

    that’s so weird jared most of reall y wanted these pics and the story who wouldn’t sophia’s hottt!

  125. 125
    lauren Says:

    @wallee: ohh ok thank u…. do u kno wen sophia and james supposedly broke up too?

  126. 126
    wallee Says:

    sorry i dont really know some people say in january and other say in april

  127. 127
    ashley Says:

    i don’t even think sophia and james were a couple i’ve never heard ether of them say anything about each other and hollywood is full of rumors so i only believe what sophia says not what i read about. oh chad did say they were together but he’s just a jealous ex husband so who knows if it’s true

  128. 128
    lucky Says:

    Chad has the biggest mouth and always saying things that is not his business. He needs to focus on his relationship and marry that Kenzie so he can cheat on her more. Honestly, if James/Sophia is dating 4real Chad kinda ruin it for them when he spill the beans. Considering Sophia/James are very private about their personal life. Why do you think he did that (Always a motive behind anything this douche say or do)

  129. 129
    brittany Says:

    yeah i agree chad shouldn’t of done that but maybe he didn’t mean to. i think it’s smart of sophia to keep her personal life private but still people make up rumors. people should stop saying she dates her co-stars she’s just hangs out with them. sophia is so awesome and sweet and she said she was a long term relationship kind of person. i’ll the rumors about austin and james are stupid and only dumb people belive them

  130. 130
    sweeto Says:

    A friend of mine is superclose with Austin and I can assure you, these two are not dating, however they are very close FRIENDS…but definetely not dating.

    Austin is as single as one can be right now…

  131. 131
    Amy Says:

    He’s now a regular cast member for season 7. Also, the pic on the beach from Season 7 was pretty steamy. Good chemistry at least.

  132. 132
    :) Says:

    YAY :D

  133. 133
    aleksandra Says:

    YAY ;)

  134. 134
    AMELIA Says:

    I really reckon that this is crap. They could be just friends she remained real close friends with one of her Stay Alive co-stars though they dated. She has dated Chad and James but i reckon James and Sophia are just best friends. I reckon what would be real awesome Robert Buckley and Sophia Bush.

  135. 135
    Haya Says:

    YAY!! although we need picture to prove it!

  136. 136
    WOW Says:


  137. 137
    Brooke Says:

    as long as James Lafferty is single… im fine!!

  138. 138
    John Says:

    I noticed she was crying at LAX airport.

  139. 139
    dAISY Says:

    Saw them at LAX this week-end, they were VERY MUCH together

  140. 140
    Lynn Says:

    dee dee, James has been out of the picture for several months. That’s been “over” for a while now.

    Brandy, you are correct. They DID “break up” a while ago.

  141. 141
    Jamie Ann Says:

    I can clear up a lot of these rumors. It’s up to you what to believe, but this is what I know.

    1.) I personally know for a fact that James and Sophia have been “over” since late January. It was never even serious to begin with.

    2.) The reason some people say James and Sophia never dated is because of the fact that they technically didn’t. They were involved, yes. But, they were NOT dating in the traditional sense of the word. Again, I personally know this for a fact.

    3.) I won’t comment on the status of James and Sophia’s friendship now, since it will just turn into a huge debate. But, it’s not the same.

    4.) James IS single. Ever since filming started, he’s been going out every weekend with his boys and partying up a storm. Sophia and Austin have been attached at the hip going everywhere together.

    5.) LIke I just stated above, Sophia has been attached to Austin’s hip, since she came back into town and filming started. I’m not saying that means they are dating, but they go EVERYWHERE together. Just like she and James did, when they were “together.” Again, I am NOT saying this means Sophia and Austin are actually dating. Just clarifying that.

    6.) It IS true that Sophia and Austin both went to USC, and had a lot of the same friends. So, they’ve known each other and been close friends since way before he joined the OTH cast.

    7.) I do not like Chad, so let me put that out there right now. He does say a lot of things that are none of his business, but I can’t fault him for outing James and Sophia back in October. I don’t want to get into the details, because I’m not looking to start a fight, but he did have his reasons. So, I understand why he did it.

    8.) Sophia and Robert have become fast friends, but nothing more than that at this point. They get along great.

    Again, you have the right to believe whatever you want. This is what I personally know first-hand, but you are free to draw your own conclusions about it. I’m not here to argue about it, so I won’t get into a big huge fight over what I know directly. Just came across the post, saw some of the comments, and thought I could help answer some of the questions people have here.

  142. 142
    noelle Says:


    except that bethany is married ;)
    even though i totally agree Joy & James have great chem.! :)

  143. 143
    noelle Says:


    except that bethany is married ;)
    even though i totally agree Joy & James have great chem.! :)

  144. 144
    wallee Says:

    dAISY: What did you saw at the LAX airport ?, thanks!!!!

  145. 145
    simirah Says:

    I love her & shes not z-list at all .

  146. 146
    b24 Says:

    ^Jamie Ann, I agree with everything you say. I spend time on and off in Wilmington so I know what you’re talking about.
    I don’t like Chad either, and I don’t know why he outed them, you say he had his reasons, but I still don’t think he should have said anything after what he did to Sophia when they were together. It’s none of his business who she dates, even if it’s in front of him, personally I think he did out of jealousy.
    As for Austin and Sophia, i think they are together, and if they are that’s great for them they seem to get along really well. I wish them the best because from my experiences with them, they’re both very nice people. I’ve met many celebs and no one is more down-to-earth and REAL than Sophia Bush I have to say. She’s got a very kind heart and deserves nothing but happiness. And if she is dating Austin, she’s one very lucky girl!

  147. 147
    suppress your appetite Says:

    She looks amazing!

  148. 148
    SPAZZER Says:

    do not want. i dislike him. a lot. er, what was the picture before?

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    Tash Says:


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    Tash Says:


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