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James Lafferty Dating Eve Hewson -- Bono's Daughter!

James Lafferty Dating Eve Hewson -- Bono's Daughter!

One Tree Hill hunk James Lafferty is dating Eve Hewson, the daughter of U2 rock legend Bono (she was born Memphis Eve Hewson).

James, 25, and Eve, 19, looked like quite the couple on Tuesday (December 28) while watching the Leopardstown Horse Races with her dad and mom Ali from their private box in Dublin, Ireland. “They looked adorable together,” an onlooker tells “Eve kept whispering in James’ ear and they exchanged a few kisses.”

Cute couple!

Eve stars in the upcoming crime thriller, This Must Be The Place, alongside Sean Penn and Frances McDormand. New episodes of One Tree Hill‘s 8th season returns on Tuesday, January 25th on The CW!

UPDATE: A JJ reader writes in, “James and Eve were making out at a recent concert for Brooklyn-based alternative/rock band Wakey Wakey held at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, on November 20. They hung out at the with friends after the concert and looked adorable together!” (James is good friends with lead singer Mike Grubbs and also stars in Wakey Wakey’s “Car Crash” video.)

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Posted to: Bono, Eve Hewson, James Lafferty

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  • Jenni


    Woahhh I wasn’t talking about you guys. I know James dated Sophia and Shantel. There’s more than enough proof out there about that! lol. I’m talking about the people who you can tell are mad that James is dating someone other than them.

  • kelsi

    @Jenni Sorry! :( But yeah soem people still think that they have a chance with James…fantasy thinkin’ big time!

  • Brooklyn

    Piggy girl. She only has his dad money.

  • Brooklyn

    A pig like girl…

  • Brooklyn

    a pig lilke girl

  • Irishteen

    Ah now lads quit trashing Eve, she is genuinely lovely!
    She was in my year at school and I had a few classes with her- didn’t know her well, but she was always down to earth and friendly- she’s no Geldof girl! She doesn’t use her daddy for fame/attention and actually has talent, she can’t help it if she’s stuck in her dad’s shadow whilst early in her career.

  • Sam

    Was he really dating Shantel? Well, i don’t know if they were just rumours, i’m always behind on OTH dating details, last thing i heard was he was sort of dating Sophia Bush, and that’s old. This girl is pretty, they look cute together :)

  • bex312

    @ccghccghm: Shes 19, they were in ireland…you can drink at 18 there, 16 with a meal.

  • sarah

    Hey guys you seem to know a lot of thing
    i wonder if you know how are the relationship with Sophia and James nowadays, are they still friends, did they still hang out together ? I just want to know if their breakup have some influence (bad) between them
    i didnt know that Shantel was with James, i hope that the rumors about the both cheat on one other arent true, bc of the climate on the set and bc i always heard that James was a gentleman
    And if its true it would be weird for the relationship between Rob and James if Rob really date Shantel bc they are friends(Rob and James)
    If someone have some answer it would be great, but the most important it’s that they are all happy and there is a good ambiance on the set and they are still friends which each other

  • kelsi

    @sarah Well Shantel didn’t cheat on James and neither was he…Their relationship was pretty weird they kept broking up and getting back together and finally broke up for good. Sophia and James still talk but doesn’t have the friendship they once have and they don’t hang out anymore which is understandable because Sophia is now always with Austin but there are no hard feelings between Sophia and James…James and Rob used to be besties but since Shantel and James broke up, they don’t really spend time together and Rob is now always hangin out with Shantel and they’ve started dating just recently. But the ambiance is still good on the set as far as I know but it’s like a family. They are days better than the others…But I heard that James doesn’t really hang out with the cast outside except Stephen Colletti and apparently he wasn’t even at the Xmas party even though he was still in NC and if he was there, he didn’t took any pics with Rob or Shantel…

  • Jenni


    Oh it’s okay! I had only read the first page when I made my comment. I hadn’t read the James/Sophia/Shantel comments on the second page at the time, but it’s easy to see how my comment could’ve been misinterpreted.

    You seem to be in “the know” with this stuff. I’ve always wondered if James and Austin get along with each other. I heard there was some drama with the James/Sophia break up, which I don’t know is true because there’s so many rumors regarding this cast, but I didn’t know if that would’ve put any type of strain between the two of them or if they were ever even friends to begin with.

  • Kris

    @ Alex
    Shantel and Rob aren’t dating and never have. People want them to because they are so close in real life but they’re just best friends and nothing more.

    The fact of the matter is, James isn’t prepared to settle down right now. He’s been dating around for quite some time moving from Sophia to Shantel to Eve. I doubt him and Eve will last long given his track record.

  • alex

    Well some people around here have seen Shantel and Rob holding hand and Rob is spending the holiday break with Shantel and her family…but oh well…I don’t think Eve and James will last either but for now they are together and look great but yeah certainly won’t last…He’s not ready to settle down yet!

  • kelsi

    @Jenni Well, from what I heard James and Austin were never “friends” to begin with but I think people assume they hated each other because Sophia and James broke up and then she got back with Austin but no…they are cool with one another but not friends…you’ll never heard about them hangin’ out outside filming. And James was hurt by the break up with Sophia even though people think their relationship was more about sex but what I heard is that James really had feeling for her back then and the fact that she never admit she was dating him and eventually got with Austin hurt him but they are still cordial with one another but not “friends” anymore at least not how they used to be before…

  • http://@samrshrp Samantha

    WTF?!? He is supposed to be my future husband or a f##k buddy….lol! In all seriousness, he could have found someone better looking! SEXY JAMES!!

  • Nancy

    Wow can’t believe that is the same girl from the For the first time video by the script. She looks so different

  • babou

    @kelsi: Apparently James was not in oth chrismas party because Michael Galeotti was there and the 2 of them don’t get along at all

  • JustAGirl

    Just wanted to chime in. I live in WIlmington and have a lot of friends in and around cast members. James and Sophia dated for a while. He liked her more than she liked him, she was always just waiting for Austin, and he got burned. He and Shantel were never officially dating as I understood it, more of a FWB thing. But people are right, it was toxic, especially when Shantel would up and leave for weekends at a time with other guys. I don’t know much about Eve but she seems nice enough. James is young, he’s gotten hurt in the past, so it’s pretty natural at his age to play the field. At least he isn’t anywhere near as bad as Chad.

  • JustAGirl

    As for the Christmas party, there were a bunch of reasons he wasn’t there. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a cast with as much drama as this group has had.

  • shaz

    How exactly Joy and James relationship is? Are they close friends or just People who work together? I don’t care if they dated or not it’s not the point it’s just if they get along or not?

  • JustAGirl

    It’s not what is used to be even on a friendship level. They still support each other and care about each other, it’s just done from a distance now.

  • Jessica

    Are any of the cast members from the show really close friends? I mean by reading interviews and seeing pictures, I can tell that Shantel is close with both Joy and Rob, and Sophia is close with Austin and Jana, and by twitter it seems that Joy and Sophia are good friends. But, whenever I hear things about the cast sometimes it seems like they really aren’t that close with each other at all. I also heard that Hilarie isn’t friends with no one from the cast anymore, not sure about Chad though.

  • shaz

    @JustAGirl: Thanks it’s weird because they were so close during the firsts seasons.
    But afterwall it’s not because they’re actors that they have to love each other to death, i mean in real life we don’t stay friends with everyone ever!!!

  • Sandy

    @babou: Why don’t James and Michael get along?

  • Sandy

    @JustAGirl: Why didn’t James go to the Christmas party?

  • babou

    @Sandy: that’s what i heard but maybe it’s just sad fan who have nothing to do better that make rumor.

  • arrows

    bono was one of ledgers fave singers

  • Jenna

    Sophia and Joy are good friends. Sure, they don’t have same opinions when it comes to politics but they respect each other and Joy joined twitter and crowdrise because of Sophia. For some reason Joy fans can’t stand Sophia so there are always stupid rumors about them not getting along.

    James only hangs out with Stephen, Lee and Mark. Even though he’s married, Mark cheats on his wife constantly.

    If this show was popular as Gossip Girl and filmed in LA or NY all of their dirty secrets would already come out.

  • Laura

    Wow! I’m really surprised with all your knowledge about cast private life…
    I suposed that most of that comments are just not confirmed rumours, but I wanna know if you heard more about Rob and Shantel friendship or relationship, because I read a lot of rumours of them holding hands and spending x-mas holidays together but there are no pics or proofs of it.
    I’m the ones I thought that them were dating since the first time I saw their chemistry, but her dating James surprised me a lot, so I don’t know how is their relationship by now.

    And one thing more.. if you know how is the relationship of Sophia and Shantel? I mean… if their romance with James did that Sophia and Shantel didn’t get along?

    Thank you and sorry for my bad english!

  • Manu

    @kelsi @alex @justAgirl

    Do you guys know if Austin is serious with Sophia, because a lot of people used to say that he is a flirty guy, that he loves to flirt with every single woman. I just don’t want their relationship to end like the Chophia one did.

  • rebecca

    That’s not news but they’re cute :D

  • Vanessa

    They look cute together … :o)

    And as for the alcohol — they were in Europe where the legal drinking age is 18!

  • zaz

    It’s weird because all american complain about the fact sh’s 19 and drink wine!!! Please it’s not like every american wait 21 to drink alcohol for the first time!!! Some realism will be good!!!!!
    James is just sooooooo hot espacially with his jacket it’s look reallly good on him and the little beard Yummy!!! She’s some lucky girl i hope she is aware of that!!!! Good for them i hope they’re trully happy!!

  • martha

    oooooold news. I have a picture of James & Eve together from back in July/August in wilmington. they are not shy about affection..

  • martha

    ooold news. I have a picture of James & Eve from wilmington from back in July/August .theyre not shy about affection ..

  • kelsi

    @Manu Yeah Austin love to flirt but that’s how he is…He’s a charming guy…but he’ll never hurt Sophia….He’s very much in love with her and their relationship is super serious. They are ALWAYS together and even live together…Sophia has nothing to worry about, she’s got Austin in her pocket, he follows her everywhere.

  • Joie

    Well,some people said that some OTH fans are crazy and when I read all of your comments I think it’s kinda true!! PEOPLE GET A LIFE

  • Manu

    @kelsi Thank you Kelsi, are they still living with Jana in wilmington?
    Do you know if they are living together in LA?

    As for James and Eve I think they are cute and if they are happy that’s all that matters.

  • Manu

    @kelsi Thank you so much kelsi. Do you know if jana still live with them in wilmington? And are Austin and Sophia living together in LA also?
    As for James and Eve all that matters is that they are happy. I think they are cute together

  • kelsi

    @Manu You’re welcome! No Jana doesn’t live with them anymore. This season Sophia and Austin are living just the two of them with their dogs in an appartment in downtown Wilmington. Jana is barely in Wilmington anymore, she’s just in town when she’s filming and goes to Nashville all the time. I think she’s stayin’ at the hotel but not 100% sure. For the LA thing I would assume so since they are living together in Wilmington and are inseparable but I’m not completely sure!

  • Lena

    She’s pretty but cast alongside Sean Penn at 19?!?! And no previous jaw dropping roles to back it up?
    So many talented actors out there who’ll never get that chance just because they aren’t related to a famous rock star..

  • Jenny

    Hey Kelsi! I was just wondering whether you know anything about whats going on with Jana and Jonathan? Do they still talk or are they over for good and are no longer on talking terms? I know Sophia and Austin were a huge support system for her when it was revealed/announced she and Jonathan were over. I love how supportive the three of them are of one another! I know Jana really wants to get into her music career right now which explains why she spends so much time in Nashville and not Wilmy, Detroit,etc.

  • kelsi

    @Jenny It’s pretty unclear what happened to John and Jana…They broke up pretty fast after the wedding like 2 weeks…Of course Sophia was a big support system bc she had the same thing happening to her with Chad…John and Jana are over for good and they don’t really talk anymore from what I heard…Some people said John cheated on her but nothing 100% confirmed but apparently John did something to her that made her pull the plug on their marriage.

  • Laura

    @alex: @kelsi: @Jenna:

    Sorry for repeat my comment, I just wanna know if you could tell me something about that, in case you missed read it before :)

    “Wow! I’m really surprised with all your knowledge about cast private life…
    I suposed that most of that comments are just not confirmed rumours, but I wanna know if you heard more about Rob and Shantel friendship or relationship, because I read a lot of rumours of them holding hands and spending x-mas holidays together but there are no pics or proofs of it.
    I’m the ones I thought that them were dating since the first time I saw their chemistry, but her dating James surprised me a lot, so I don’t know how is their relationship by now.

    And one thing more.. if you know how is the relationship of Sophia and Shantel? I mean… if their romance with James did that Sophia and Shantel didn’t get along?

    Thank you and sorry for my bad english!”

  • kelsi

    @Laura I heard the same thing about Rob and Shantel holding hands and everything but haven’t see it with my own eyes…some of my friends did and it wouldn’t surprised me since they spend all of their free time together…Shantel and Sophia get along very well. Sophia don’t really care about the fact that Shantel and James dated since she’s in love with Austin and wanted to be with him at the end of the day not James. She kinda dumped James to be with Austin so she couldn’t care less about who James is dating and like some people said James had more feelings toward Sophia than she had toward him.

  • Claire

    @kelsi What I don’t understand is that Sophia dumped James to be with Austin so it was at the end of season 6. But during the summer Austin wrote a blog about his trip in Italy and post pictures with several girls… So when did their relationship began exactly?

  • Shay

    Austin wanted to be with Sophia from the very beginning. The fact that he took the job on OTH to be with her spoke volumes. And the reason Sophia and Austin couldn’t really make it work prior to bim joining OTH was because of the long distance and because neither of them were sure how the other felt. James and Sophia dated, yes. But by the time Austin came and joined OTH, the relationship wasn’t as strong between James and Sophia as it started off as being. They really did care about one another and they still do, although now they don’t really spend time together since Sophia is dating Austin and James has been doing his own thing, including dating other girls as well. Towards the end of their relationship, I think Sophia pretty much knew it wouldn’t really mount to anything super serious because they started off dating to see of it could turn into something deep. They started off as being really close friends and always hung out together and at one point, they realized they were developing feelings for one another which is why they decided to date. We’ve all done it to try and figure out if you can make it as couple with someone, and sometimes you realize it works and sometimes you realize it doesn’t and you’re better off as friends. And thats exactly what happened with Sophia and James. With Austin, however, she always shared this connection with him since she met him in 2006 but never really did anything about it until Austin, himself, confessed to her how he wanted to be with her and how he took the job on OTH to be with her. Sophia was nervous and hesitant about it at first(which is understandable seeing how her past relationships have gone) but once she learned how much he cared for her and wanted to be with her, she decided to give them a chance. And how they’re both happy and together.
    As for Shantel and James, like others have said, that relationship was toxic and made NO sense. Especially with the way they were always treating one another. I’m pretty sure Rob and Shantel are together now which isn’t surprising because judging by how much time they spent together, I knew it was going to turn into something more. And Rob and James definitely don’t hang out like they used. But I do wonder if or how long Shantel and Rob will make it.

  • Shay

    There relaionship began when they started filming for season 7. I know several people think that they started dating at the end of season 6 but that is definitely NOT true. Sophia and James ended during the filming of the final episodes of season 6. After they ended their relationship, Austin confessed to Sophia how he wanted to be with her. But Soph wasn’t really ready at the time to commit to anything after everything, after season 6 ended and everyone went on their summer vacations, Austin went to Italy and Sophia went to LA. They weren’t dating at the time. It was during the break that Sophia had to have her tonsils removed, which she talked about at the Star Trek premiere and when Austin had came back from Italy, he went to see Sophia and to check how she was doing. Things just started to develop between them from there.

  • kelsi

    @Claire What Shay said is totally right! They started seeing each other in may and thing got stonger when they started filming season7 and since then they couldn’t be happier…They are very happy together, always smiling and eveything…Their couple is real and really strong from what I saw! I think Sophia realised that she could really trust Austin and give him her love and she realised that she wouldn’t have her heart broken again.

  • lol

    Sock puppets are fun.

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