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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.)

20+ pictures inside of new couple James Lafferty and Eve Hewson

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Credit: Mark Doyle; Photos: SplashNewsOnline, WENN
Posted to: Bono, Eve Hewson, James Lafferty

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  • Jamie

    kelsi, it’s pretty well known in Wilmington that Jana was the one who cheated, not Johnathon.

  • Jamie

    #149, you must be thinking about a different Jamie. Because I personally have never said anything about James and Joy. I’ve talked about James and Shantel and James and Sophia, but not James and Joy. It’s an ironic concept isn’t it that more than one person can actually have the same name? Weird, I know. Don’t start with me, loser.

  • dawn

    She’s really pretty, just like her mother.

  • Baci

    I bet Joy and Michael are dying to meet Bono now that James is dating his daughter. Isn’t his band Enation inspired by U2?

    I am loving a little James attention and the fact that he has a life finally!! He is so private. It is good to see him out and about and having some fun. He is a fine Irishman after all so Papa Bono must be happy.

    James and Joy have a great rapport and relationship and mutual respect they just can’t hang out because Joy is married and it wouldn’t be right with her husband across the country. We know how rumors get started in Wilmy! You can be friends and not hang out in bars together.

  • ana

    First of all, I am happy for him. He deserves to be happy after all he went through and I am not speakingabout Shantel, Sophia, Rachel or other girls but what went on with Joy.

    As Emilia has said, Joy and James were together in the first season (not seriously), the broke up because of external reasons, Joy got married, Joy started to leave away from Michael (and understand this as you want but it was serious) then they got again together and by the end of season five Joy came back to Michael. Now they are supposed to be happy and having a baby but between Michael and Joy there was always James. They care about each other after all they went through but James can`t stand Michael (for lots of reasons) neither Michael can´t stand James (for the opposite reasons).

  • ana


    Because Mark has been sure enough to keep this story closed. Don’t you realise that by the time James and Joy story started to be in the media (just the gossip and rumors) at the beginning of season one he decided that it was better to be known Chopia story? Mark is too protective about James (He is his friend) and no matter what, what James says it is what counts for him.

    He loves Joy too because she is a great girl but the laugh you’re having, shouldn’t be such a laugh if you knew the real story. Joy isn’t such a perfect wife (neither Michael) and although finally she has moved on with her problems and now she is happy with Michael, there was a really long time when she wasn’t (and read her blog to see it. Just a clue: when there aren’t frequent posts- I am talking about last autumn- it’s because things aren’t in good terms for her and Michael) You can believe me or not, but I have a close source.

  • What the hell?


    Are you kidding? When Joy doesn’t have frequent blog posts it means she’s having a rough time with Michael? LMFAOOOO. You few psycho naley fans take this JLs shit way too far. I first heard about it during season 4 and it was clearly not true even then. Let me ask you this (or rather maybe you should ask yourselves this), specifically HOW do you people “KNOW” this? You don’t. You’re willing to trust people who claim to be sources, who make up what is more or less fan fiction and you believe it because you so desperately want it to be true. That’s all there is to it. There is no proof and no evidence. No one who has ever been proven to be a reliable source has ever said that was true. In fact, the only people who ever believe/spread that rumor around are NH/JLs fans. That should tell you something. Do yourselves a favor and quit lying to yourselves.

  • Baci

    @What the hell?:

    I have my doubts about all the rumors going around. I don’t even believe that Sophia and James ever had a thing, that is just those crazy obsessed Brathan fans talking and nor do I believe that James and Shantel had a thing either. Poor James is so private and that gives everyone the right to make up any story they want about him and throw him with all the girls on the show. He is young and single and likes to hang out after work. He hangs out with the young and single cast members, does that mean he has to date them all!! Some of the so called true information on here is hysterical! I don’t believe for a second that Joy and James ever had a relationship or even dated. As adorable they are as Naley, they are total opposites in real life and are probably no more than good friends with totally different interests.

  • Clinn

    Anyone knows anything about Robert & Shantel??

  • kk

    if people really want i will send a link of pictures that clearl show him being affectionate with sophia ad him and shantel.

  • Lana

    Lol you morons James and Joy were together, I actually hate Naley but I know for a fact because I used to be James’ neighbor and I remember when Joy would be there all the time. Emilia is right so don’t try and hate on her because you’re anti-Naley or you don’t watch the show or whatever. It’s funny when people always hate on the people who have the right facts.

    God the cat is finally out of the bag. I’ve known about James/Eve forever now. I’m surprised it took this long for somebody to actually take pictures/send them in to JJ or whatever..

    Sophia and James did date. There’s pictures of affection that’s clearly more than a friendship. Shantel and James were FWB, nothing serious, Shantel is really, um, friendly with everyone therefore the relationship couldn’t have worked. She was really weird, too, she showed up at his parents house in Hemet after they’d been over for quite some time and wanted to get back together in a real relationship… odd much?

    Yep, Rachael and James weren’t actually that serious. He called her his girlfriend but they weren’t anything more than FWB. Like someone else said they were just together for a long time so it looked serious, plus there’s a lot of pictures of them.

    James loved Joy but he wasn’t ready to commit, and she was. Don’t get me wrong though, Joy is anything but as perfect as she’s made out to be. She’s not the saint a lot of people claim that she is. Michael is a really good guy though, I don’t see why all these Naley fans hate him so much? He treats Joy right. They had their rough spots but he was really keen on making everything right. I’m glad they’re having this baby, I’m sure it will be good for them.

    The thing is, is that you need to come to terms with the fact that Joy and James had something but now it’s over.. it’s done, Joy is having a baby with Michael, James is living his young life, it’s donezo!


  • oh dear

    Everyone is James’ neighbour these days.

  • Lana

    Landfall, Wilmington. James lives there. I moved out a few years ago. Paul Johansson is/was there too. Chad/Sophia too I believe. You don’t have to believe me I’m just saying.

  • oh dear

    Ok, listen, with how popular the Nathan-Haley pairing is do you legitimately believe that in all these years, it never came out? When people have been dating on this set for years, and it’s been coming out into public knowledge, it’s not plausible. James and Joy are co-workers who share mutual professional and personal respect toward one another but that is all.

    When would they have dated? When James was dating that girl in Season 1? Or was it when Joy married Michael in Season 3? Joy has spoken about her marital problems with Michael before so it’s no secret that they’ve had rough patches. Are you insinuating that she was having an affair with James Lafferty?

  • kelsi

    James and Joy never dated…In season 1-2 he was dating his high school sweetheart Kelly and Joy got married in season 3 and James started seeing Rachael during that time…they never dated..And James doesn’t live in Landfall anymore by the way…

  • ana

    @What the hell?:

    You should ask I am not a Naley fan, neither a OTH fan at all since season two so you may believe whatever you want.

    James broke up with his sweetheart at the middle of season one, Joy went on tour in the middle of season 2 but between that there’s a spot (if you know what I mean). Joy married in season three that’s right and James was in a FWB relationship with Rachael but in season four she wasn’t in the right place with Michael (let’s call it like that or you may call it a “break-up”) and he wasn’t seen nowhere in set. In season 5 yes. Guess why!

    Joy and Michael are finally together, James has moved on, Joy too. Both are happy that’s what counts, as I’ve said James is a good friend of Mark (the director and boss of everything that goes around there) and a very very very loyal friend.

  • Lana

    I wouldn’t know if James still lives in Landfall because like I said, I moved out.

  • Kylie

    James and Joy did date towards the end of Season 1 and up until Joy left to go on tour with Tyler.

    James and Sophia did date. There are pics of them all over Just do a search and rare pics of them will pop up. Same goes for James and Shantel.

  • What the hell?


    You knowing that info about where he lived and the fact that Paul and Chad & Sophia lived there proves absolutely nothing. Unfortunately for James, people posted that information online years ago. I’ve never even been to North Carolina and I could have told you that. So, that proves nothing.

    @ana for someone who claims to not be a fan of Naley or even OTH, you sure “know” a lot about them. Again, everyone who believes that is either a Naley fan OR is just simply insanely gullible and probably believes EVERY single thing they read about this cast. I bet half of you who are claiming to know something happened between Joy and James actually originally read it in a JJ comment by some anonymous person who very could have easily been lying. Sophia and James had something. There are both pictures to confirm that as well as people who have actually been proven to be reliable. Shantel and James also had something. Again, there are pictures and proven reliable sources that have confirmed that. Neither of those things are in existence for the James and Joy rumors. You people are one level of crazy below the people who insist they’re married to Jensen and Jared and that their real wives are lying.

  • oh dear

    @What the hell?:

    YES. These people are so delusional. Can you please leave Joy and James alone already people? She is pregnant for goodness sake and she has nothing to do with James Lafferty’s personal relationships.

    To the people who whine that James and Joy don’t come over to the fans anymore, you have your answer. Thank these people over here.

  • Kasie

    James and Joy had something now it’s done. It was years ago. Just forget about it. Joy/James is never happening now, Joy is married to Michael and she’s pregnant.

  • oh dear

    So James Lafferty flat out denying in a magazine that he and Joy are not dating is not enough for you? Ok then. I guess delusion runs pretty deep.

  • oh dear

    I meant denying that he and Joy are dating. You get the point and it’s linked below. Jesus H. Christ

  • http://@mileyLUVSnick lauren

    awh thats like 10 min from my house ahhh and for the comments on underage drinking well you can drink when your 18 in ireland :P

  • Outsider


    So you claim James and Joy dated in the early seasons (1? 2?) for a while and that you know this because you used to be his neighbor and apparently Joy was at his house a lot, right? And then James started dating Rachael in 2005 and Joy got married. Which was during season 3. Can I just point out that James moved into Landfall in 2005? Which makes your “observation” of him and Joy spending time together and “dating” completely made up. Sorry ;)

  • Steps46

    @ccghccghm: In Ireland the drinking age is 18 so she’s perfectly within her rights to be having a drink…

  • JustAGirl

    Not sure if anyone will see this but just wanted to chime in on the James/Joy comments from a few pages back. Joy and Michael had serious issues in their marriage during S4 and even the start of S5 and Joy herself has admitted this. James still considers Joy a friend and did during S4. He had some serious issues with the way Joy was treated by Michael and his family members. There are a lot more details but that’s the Reader’s Digest version.

  • OTH fan

    They were in Dundrum shopping centre on new years eve. They were shopping in House Of Fraser :) Nobody knew who Eve was but James was very easy to recognise!

  • mary

    This girl is 19! How is this ok? He is 25! They drink all over Wilmington and always party and yes she is really underage…..Next

  • zoé

    Yes Joy and Micheal had mariage issues she even wrote a song about that it’s called little Children, she even told during everly Q&A in May. She told that marriage was never easy and they had their problem but clearly now they are over all this problem and it’s good for them she deserve to be happy!!!

  • Linds

    She looks like Sophia Bush.

    Guess he has a certain type/look.

  • Jessica

    I don’t know what goes on in their private life but I’ve seen them out several times, & he looks so unhappy with her. I mean in this picture they look happy but I’ve seen them on other occasions & he looks so miserable! Eve isn’t really his type, in my opinion. She likes to party at clubs & he’s more of a low key, pub kind of guy. & don’t start sassing me for thinking I know him because I don’t but anybody who’s seen him out will know this, it’s not rocket science.

  • http://yahoo silvia

    She’s stupid

  • Lynne

    Why doesn’t this article bother to mention that One Tree Hill got its name from a U2 song in the first place? I think that’s pretty relevant, considering Bono is the lead singer. I find that quite amusing actually! :) James is so darn cute! :)

  • GMc


    I’m interested in seeing these pictures. Are you willing to send them to me? If you are, let me know and I’l send you my email address. I’m really curious because James and Joy never dated so I want to see your so called “proof”.

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