Sophia Bush is embarking on a new journey. Following her recent separation from husband Grant Hughes, the 41-year-old actress is now spending time with professional soccer player Ashlyn Harris, confirms PEOPLE exclusively.\r\n\r\nREAD: The Resurgence of Girl Power: Taylor Swift and Barbie Lead the Way\r\n\r\nHaving been friends for years and moving within the same social circles, Sophia and Ashlyn recently went on their inaugural dinner date a few weeks ago, according to a source from their social circle. This development is recent, signifying the start of fresh chapters for both individuals.\r\nSophia Bush\r\nHarris, aged 37, initiated divorce proceedings from her wife and fellow soccer professional, Ali Krieger, aged 38, in September. The couple, who have two children together, has reportedly been living separately since the summer, despite this news being recent to the public, as per the insider's statement.\r\n\r\nThe source emphasizes that there isn't any sensational or scandalous tale behind the recent connection between Bush and Harris, despite any public speculation. Requests for comments from representatives of both Bush and Harris were not immediately answered.\r\n\r\nBack when the news of Sophia Bush and Grant Hughes' separation emerged, a source close to the couple highlighted their decade-long friendship and their shared commitment to community service, particularly strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic. They continue to collaborate on their nonprofit endeavors and maintain a strong friendship.\r\n\r\nHarris and Krieger first crossed paths while playing for the United States National Team in 2010. The duo announced their engagement in March 2019 and later tied the knot in December of the same year.