Chad Michael Murray and Nicky Whelan Split Up — Report
Chad Michael Murray is back on the market! Again.
According to Us Weekly, the 32-year-old One Tree Hill alum split from his Australian actress girlfriend Nicky Whelan, 33, nearly a month ago. They had been dating for about six months, starting last October, which was only a month after the news came out that he had ended his seven-year engagement to fiancée Kenzie Dalton. (Although CMM and Kenzie had supposedly split months before it became news.)
Prior to Kenzie, back in 2005, Chad was married for five months to his One Tree Hill co-star, Sophia Bush. That did not end well, and as recently as this past January, Sophia couldn’t think of anything nice to say about her ex. (Ouch.)
Chad and Nicky met on the set of the film Left Behind, which is scheduled to be released in October. In December, they were all lovey-dovey about each other at the premiere of Chosen.
“It’s very lovely waking up at five AM together and both going to work!” Nicky told Us Weekly at the time. “We are very lucky and very grateful! We have had such an incredible journey together so far. I feel like he’s my twin, it’s really lovely!” Chad said of Nicky, “She is nothing but positive energy. I love her energy. She is a smart woman. When you are on a set and around people with positive energy who want to do nothing but contribute and make it better, it makes everyone around you better so it makes everyone better.”
They had celebrated Thanksgiving together with Chad’s family in Buffalo, New York, and were preparing to spend Christmas with her family in Australia. So it sounded like a semi-serious relationship, but apparently now it’s past tense.
Are you sorry to hear it’s over for these two? Surprised? Shrugging? Shaking your head? None of the above?