Sophia Bush admitted recently that she and Austin Nichols have been dating on and off for four years and that he took the One Tree Hill job just for her. Yeah, because he had so many offers coming in that him choosing OTH really says something.
What I find interesting is that she is saying that they have a four year history with in the past two years she was linked to James Lafferty, another one of her co-stars. And it was not just rumored, they confirmed their relationship and were said to be very hot and heavy for awhile. Let me re-phrase that, I saw it with my own two eyes how hot and heavy they were. Granted, it was probably lust and nothing serious, but it was during the time she claims to have been with Austin.
Maybe these two have some arrangements in their relationship that allows for such gestures, but it sounds to me as if Sophia is dropping hints to her big day. Seems to be year of the CW weddings as I was told by a very reliable source that Austin plans on pitching the idea of marriage to Sophia, who would totally scoop it up.
After being broken by Chad Michael Murray and her mild heartbreaks from the other guys, Austin is probably the chick's safety blanket and she knows that he would never do to her what the others did. It's just not in his nature.