Sophia Bush and Ashlyn Harris have been linked for a while now.
It is said that they had been seeing each other for months before either of them announced their divorce from their spouse. This couple is receiving massive cyberbullying, especially Harris.
Many urged her to take her own life, commented on her abilities as a mother, and showed abusive behavior. Ashlyn has recently broken her silence regarding all this on Instagram.
She has stated that the impact of words cannot be underestimated and that her children will one day be able to read all of this negativity thrown at her, HeTexted.com reports.
Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger with their two kids
“Those words matter. Someday my kids are going to be able to read the hate that strangers on the internet wrote, all because those strangers had an unsolicited opinion on my health and happiness?” Harris wrote in an Instagram post.
Harris and Krieger’s separation was made public in October, and there are rumors that Harris is now dating actress Sophia Bush.
According to JustJared, the two were seen together at Mariah Carey’s Christmas concert in Los Angeles on Friday night.
The soccer player addressed the end of their relationship after nearly 13 years of friendship, being teammates, being married, and co-parenting.
Harris emphasized that the decision was not taken lightly.
Ashlyn also stated that they had agreed to prioritize their children, continue therapy, separate, and move forward with their lives. Although the process was challenging, they were navigating through it.
In August and September, the actress and the soccer player both initiated divorce proceedings with their respective spouses.
And since then rumors started flying around that they had been seeing each other without settling their divorces, meaning they were being unfaithful.
The same thing has happened with other celebrities before as well. Ariana Grande and Ethan Slater’s romance is one of the most recent examples.
They too are receiving the same hate even though their statements all reveal the dates when they parted ways, why, and ask to respect their privacy.
However some people like jumping to conclusions and spreading hate including different things without knowing the background. I am not saying we know, no one knows that’s why it is called privacy.
How the rumors about Sophia and Ashlyn started
Sophia Bush’s Instagram story
Ashlyn Harris, a former professional soccer player, was married to Ali Krieger, also a former professional soccer player, for nearly four years.
They had been together for over a decade and had two young adopted children. However, their fans started noticing that they were not spending much time together during the summer.
In October, just a week before what could have been Krieger’s last professional game, several articles revealed that Harris had filed for divorce in September.
Shortly after, an article clarified that Harris and Sophia Bush had gone on a date, but nothing inappropriate had occurred, aiming to dispel cheating rumors.
Interestingly, Bush had also gotten divorced during the summer, but she and Harris had been seen together at various events and panels throughout the season.
Krieger posted a snap from training before one of the playoff games, referring to her ‘lemonade era’, which prompted comments from her former teammates and her brother, further fueling speculation of Harris’s infidelity.
Ali’s brother’s comments further fueled cheating allegations against Ashlyn
Despite the turmoil, Krieger’s team went on to win the NWSL Championship, and her brother expressed pride in her while also alluding to the unexpected turn of events.
It is worth mentioning that Bush’s divorce came as a surprise, as she had posted a heartfelt wedding anniversary message to her husband just six weeks prior.
Adding to the mix, a women’s soccer TikToker revealed that Bush had favorited/saved one of her TikToks.
Which was a thirst video specifically highlighting Ashlyn Harris’s attractiveness, not her skills or career. The TikToker claimed that she and Bush were friends.
The TikToker’s saved video by Bush
Was it a planned PR strategy from Harris’s side
They used a PR strategy right before Ali’s retirement game, while she should have been celebrating her successful career, doesn’t seem like a respectful or amicable split.
It’s not like Sophia is a new person in their lives that Ashlyn suddenly fell in love with out of nowhere. They’ve been friends for years and Ashlyn has spent time with her even before their divorces.
Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris and Sophia Bush
Personally, I wouldn’t beg someone to stay with me, I have too much pride for that.
However, if I was married to someone who had two toddlers at home, I would want them to at least try and work on the marriage before giving up.
It seems like Ashlyn didn’t do this, considering the timeline and the fact that she was blindsided. If they want to be together now, that’s their choice since they’re both single.
But if we’re going to judge Arianna and her boyfriend, then it’s fair to judge Ashlyn and Sophia for the same reasons.
People are quick to assume that Ashlyn cheated and had been doing so for years, but there’s no concrete proof that the public has seen. Everyone made up their minds without any evidence.