Sophia Bush's girlfriend Ashlyn Harris reacts to going public with their romance

Going public with the news gave Sophia Bush and her former football star girlfriend Ashlyn Harris a chance to celebrate each other. The two made their relationship official when Bush wrote a revealing essay for Glamor 's April cover story. In it, she comes out as queer and opens up about finding love with Harris. It was an important moment, and Harris made sure to show support for his girlfriend afterwards.

loud and proud

Harris posted a glamor cover of Bush on her Instagram Story on April 26, sharing a short and sweet message expressing her pride. "So proud of you baby," she wrote. She also added a pleading emoji and a melting emoji for an extra touch of affection.

Harris was one of many members of Bush's inner circle who publicly applauded her on social media after the cover debuted on April 25. When friends praised her for being brave and using her voice, Bush retweeted some of their messages. Meanwhile, numerous fans also wished her well as she posted the Glamor cover to her Instagram grid, and she later thanked them for their kind words.

“Evolving + still weird,” she wrote in an April 26 post. “Thank you for your kindness, your vulnerability, and the stories and journeys so many of you have shared.”

Ashlyn Harris/Instagram

Bush concluded by asserting that "courage is contagious," adding, "It's about living a progressive life."

rough road

While Bush's article marks the first time she's officially confirmed her relationship with Harris, they've been linked since October 2023, when a source told People they had their first date a few weeks ago A date. The development sparked backlash from some fans, who questioned the timing of their new romance and their divorce from partners Grant Hughes and Ali Krieger. (They filed for divorce in consecutive months, with Bush splitting from Hughes in August and Harris split from Krieger in September.)

In her article, Bush called the backlash "ugly" and recalled how they faced "blatant lies" and "threats of violence" after their relationship came to light. Her description was consistent with one in a statement Harris posted on social media in November. Without mentioning Bush, Harris called the situation "cruel" and asked people to "show some humanity."

Both are going strong. Bush said she was "lucky" to fall in love with Harris on "Glamour ," and Harris later noted in an April 26 Instagram comment that she thought Bush was "perfect."