Who is Sophia Bush's fiance Grant Hughes? 'One Tree Hill' star gets engaged to entrepreneur beau
Actress Sophia Bush of 'One Tree Hill' and 'Chicago PD' fame announced her engagement to boyfriend Grant Hughes in a series of photos from Lake Como, Italy. The 39-year-old star has been dating Hughes, a businessman, for more than a year. She posted a photo of him on one knee during a boat ride, popping the question to her. "So it turns out that being your favorite person’s favorite person is the actual best feeling on planet Earth 💫 #YES," Bush wrote in the caption.
The 'John Tucker Must Die' actress dubbed the proposal as "the most incredible, moving surprise of my life", adding, "My heart. It bursts." Her fiance, Grant Hughes, reciprocated the emotions commenting, "You're my forever favorite, my love," on Bush's post. Bush was previously married to her 'One Tree Hill' co-star Chad Michael Murray for barely five months. Later, she also dated her 'Chicago PD' co-star Jesse Lee Soffer and late Google executive Dan Fredinburg.
Who is Grant Hughes?
Hughes is a businessman from Los Angeles, who was first spotted with Bush back in May 2020. The pair was seen to be holding hands in Malibu and that time, though both of them kept the relationship under wraps.
According to US Magazine, Hughes is a man of many talents. The US-born entrepreneur is also a noted philanthropist, who notably supported frontline medical professionals during the 2020 Covid-19 crisis. He volunteered with Wayfarer Foundation in their Carnival of Love to help provide "free clothes, haircuts, foot washing, medical services, legal services, a warm meal, showers, eye exams, and a damn good dance party" to people living in Skid Row, Los Angeles. Hughes also raised funds to build a school in Nepal in 2015, advocated for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the US, and attended Black Lives Matter protests with Sophia Bush.
In 2013, Hughes co-founded FocusMotion Health in Santa Monica, which provides orthopedic recovery solutions for surgery patients in a data-driven manner. He has been serving as the chief strategy officer for the company ever since.
Hughes happens to be a travel aficionado who often heads off to Micronesia, Israel and Indonesia, documenting his journey in these countries. Being an avid reader himself, he helped start a local book club in Venice, California, where book lovers get together every month to "read great lit, sip wine, and chat about the implications and impact of well-crafted words assembled on the pages of fiction and nonfiction alternating between male and female authors."