Hilarie Burton did not take kindly to hearing Erin Foster’s claims that Chad Michael Murray had cheated on her with Sophia Bush. The “One Tree Hill” alum blasted Foster in a lengthy post on her Instagram Stories. “Ooof. Cringe … As the person who had a front row seat then? This wasn’t it,” Burton wrote, while going so far as to tag Foster in the reply (via Page Six). “We were all told you’d broken up which is why our guy was [pursuing] her,” Burton added. “Now this is being spun to make my sister look like a brazen harlot,” Burton wrote, while passionately defending her friend.
Foster’s claims are not the first instance of Murray being accused of infidelity. Shortly after the former couple split in 2006, Nick Carter called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and claimed that Paris Hilton had cheated on him with Murray. Carter said it occurred while Murray and Bush were still together.
Although Murray never outright admitted the claims were true, in a 2011 interview, he was asked about cheating rumors and his rocky departure from “One Tree Hill.” “I’m human and screw up,” he told E!. A few years later, Bush had unkind words when looking back on their marriage. “We were two stupid kids who had no business being in a relationship in the first place,” she said on “Watch What Happens Live” in 2014 (via E!). But that was not the last time Bush spoke on the failed marriage.