US former football player Ashlyn Harris (L) and US actress Sophia Bush arrive for the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2024. (Photo by Drew ANGERER / AFP) (Photo by DREW ANGERER/AFP via Getty Images) | DREW ANGERER/AFP via Getty Images

Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger announced they were ending their long-term relationship last year. It left many people shocked.

Now actress Sophia Bush is providing some next-step insight. It involves a new kind of power couple between sports and entertainment.

Of course, no fan knows the behind-the-scenes reality of any relationship. Krieger and Harris, the two soccer stars and teammates who were married with children, clearly felt an end to their relationship was necessary.

Harris is sharing her love for her kids with Krieger. Love to see it.

Harris previously told Outsports:

“I got to the point where I’d rather lose everything — every partner, my job — I’d rather lose everything than to continue living this lie,” Harris said a couple years ago, looking back at her choice to come out publicly in 2019. “It just becomes like this bubble, and this elephant on your back, where you’re just like, man, I can’t carry this anymore.”

Now we’re learning about Harris’ new relationship, with Bush.

Bush told Glamour that she learned about Harris through a support group after her own personal divorce. Apparently, the two talked and fell in love through this post-divorce support group for women.

“I didn’t expect to find love in this support system,” Bush told Glamour. “I don’t know how else to say it other than: I didn’t see it until I saw it. And I think it’s very easy not to see something that’s been in front of your face for a long time when you’d never looked at it as an option and you had never been looked at as an option. What I saw was a friend with her big, happy life. And now I know she thought the same thing about me.”

The two women attended the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C., together.

Bush has been married twice, both times to a man. Her marriages to Chad Michael Murray and then to Grant Hughes each lasted no more than a year or two. Now she is dating a high-profile woman in the world of sports.

Last year, Krieger and Harris were listed collectively as Krashlyn at No. 14 amongst Outsports’ picks for our Power 100. It listed the most influential LGBTQ people in American sports.

Where will they land this year individually? We’ll see.

Since their public break-up, Krieger has been posting some thirst traps, leading many to wonder what happened between the two iconic female athletes.

For her part, Bush’s big claim to fame as an actress has been her role over a decade ago on One Tree Hill.

She is also an activist aiming to drive an increased participation level amongst voters.

Harris was part of the U.S. Women’s National Team in soccer for many years. As a player on the USWNT she won two World Cups, in 2015 and 2019. She played the position of goalkeeper.

Krieger was also on both of those U.S. Women’s National Teams that won the FIFA Women’s World Cup. She was also on the silver-medal team in 2011.