Is Austin Lighting Sophia's Bush?
Even though we here at the A.T. may not understand the appeal of One Tree Hill, we found out that many of you are still eager to read about what this naughty cast is really up to when the cameras stop rolling.
Chad Michael Murray's unfortunate ex, Sophia Bush, showed up to the Sixth Annual Hollywood Style Awards last night with her other more-than-costar, Austin Nichols.
Uh, so is this now almost-official couple the hot new thing in Hollywood?
Hardly! The two are more on the Gyllenspoon track, if anything. I mean, should we get their new moniker ready? Bushnic?
Back to the do:
Sophia looked gorge in a sexy, black lace Max Azria dress and walked the carpet solo, dodging personal questions. However, once she got inside, she was quick to meet up with her "good friend" and costar Nichols, who just happened to be moonlighting as her date, we guess.
The two were not PDA-ish at all, but they were clearly there together. They chatted closely for a while before heading into the theater to watch the show, their goonish guard reps in tow everywhere they went, natch. Hands off the merchandise in every regard. Hello, isn't four a crowd?
Puppy-like Nichols followed Sophia around for most of the night, but when it was time to exit out the front, Sophia made a beeline for the door alone. A-L-O-N-E. Yeah, that makes a lotta sense: your first big outing as a brand-new couple, no coziness whatsoever, and separate exits. Sounds like a real burning love affair with those two already. They make Robsten look like friggin' Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart or somethin'.
Even though Bush referred to Nichols as her boyfriend to friends, Austin played coy when our own Party Girl asked him if they were dating.
"I'm not gonna say anything except that...I'm here to drink. We were talking before. We have a bunch of friends together—we work together," Austin said.
Looks like Nichols has taken a romance tip straight from BFF Jake Gyllenhaal's playbook: boring in public and saving the supposed spicy stuff for behind closed doors.
What, are you two studs too embarrassed to get frisky for all to see? Screw the proper Hollywood dating etiquette and do dumb, young-love stuff next time you're out with your significant other.(Big hints for Austin Nichols being Grey Goose.)
Sophia and Austin, we will be very disappointed if this coy stuff turns into coffee dates. Seriously, what's next, doubling up with Jake and Reese at Starbucks? Yeah, we're so sure that's about to happen.