The relationship between Sophia Bush and Jesse Lee Soffer’s characters on “Chicago P.D.” kept fans intrigued and coming back for more. However, there was more to the actors’ relationship off-screen.
Jesse Lee Soffer’s character as Detective Jay Halstead in “Chicago P.D.” is a handsome and rugged officer who always keeps viewers locked on their screens. However, the star’s life off-screen is surprisingly and unexpectedly equally as enthralling.
The busy actor tends not to have much time for his personal life outside of work, so it isn’t surprising that Soffer has found love on-set in the past. He and a co-star had an on-screen and off-screen romance.
Jesse Lee Soffer as Detective Jay Halstead and Sophia Bush as Detective Erin Lindsay on season 3 of “Chicago P.D.” on April 14, 2016 | Photo: Matt Dinerstein/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty Images
Soffer initially met fellow actor Sophia Bush on the set of the series “Chicago P.D.” Their characters later started seeing each other on the show.
Then in August 2014, an E! News source claimed Soffer and Bush had been “secretly dating” for more than three months. The insider revealed that only the stars’ closest friends knew about their relationship.
Jesse Lee Soffer and Sophia Bush visit “Extra” at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 19, 2014, in Universal City, California | Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images
The source also noted how Soffer was sweet and that the couple was cute together. However, a second insider disputed the claims saying the actress was single at the time.
The informant claimed that the “Chicago P.D.” cast was just “super-close,” and they loved “spending every waking moment together.” The source said the colleagues just had good chemistry together.
According to E! News, Soffer, and Bush tried to keep their romantic relationship a secret for the first few months, but word eventually got out. By June 2015, it appeared the relationship had run its course.
The publication confirmed that the actress and actor had ended their relationship after dating for almost a year. Just Jared broke the news with their source alleging that the couple “grew apart.”