In the words of the great Peyton Sawyer, sometimes all you need is one — but it may take a while to get there.
The characters on One Tree Hill were in countless love triangles, went on romantic excursions and even got married in high school. In real life, things weren’t always so magical.
Although some of the stars of the 2003 drama chose to date outside the show, others found love on set. When the series first debuted on The WB (later airing on The CW), Sophia Bush began dating costar Chad Michael Murray. On screen, their characters, Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott, entered a relationship as well.
The Cinderella Story star proposed in 2004, and they married one year later in April 2005. The duo split five months after the nuptials and finalized their divorce in 2006. Despite their messy breakup behind the scenes, they continued working alongside each other until his exit in 2009.
Other stars of the drama found love elsewhere. Danneel Harris, for example, began dating Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles in 2006. Soon after, Harris introduced Hilarie Burton Morgan to one of Ackles’ costars, Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Scroll through the gallery below for more of the cast’s dating lives: