When Sophia Bush began dating Dan Fredinburg a few months ago, friends say the actress knew the 31-year-old Google program manager was a keeper. "They're both so passionate about the world," a Bush confidant tells Us Weekly exclusively in its May 6 issue. "It's for real!"
Fredinburg, who has photographed some of the planet's tallest peaks for Google Maps, "is super intelligent," says the insider, "and she really likes him."
The former Partners star bonds with her beau over social activism, and Bush is already gushing to friends about their future together. "She's mentioned wanting to marry him," an insider reveals, "and I won't be surprised if she gets engaged!"
Bush, who was briefly married to her One Tree Hill costar Chad Michael Murray in 2005, was previously in an on-and-off relationship with costar Austin Nichols. Following their 2012 split, the Hatfields & McCoys actress told Us she was taking the time to get to know herself.
"I don't think you can really, truly be the partner you want to be until you know on an absolute level that you are a complete person on your own. I think that's something all women deserve to know," the 30-year-old brunette said in August 2012. "So many fairytales we read as children -- and the love stories we watch on TV when we're older -- tell us that we're not enough unless we have man. And it's like, 'No, homie! You can be a bonus when I have time for you in my life.'"