Actor Chad Michael Murray appeared here this week at the 59th Azalea Festival with a high-school senior, who was wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger, on his arm.
Murray, who stars in “One Tree Hill,” filmed in Wilmington, was at Wilmington International Airport on Wednesday for the Azalea Festival queen’s welcoming ceremony.
He was with Kenzie Dalton, a local high school senior, who was a member of the princess’ court and who has appeared on “One Tree Hill” in a minor role.
People.com reported several days earlier that the two were engaged. A message left for Murray’s publicist on Thursday was not immediately returned.
Murray did not accompany Dalton for the rest of the day’s ceremonies, including the crowning of “All My Children” actress Tanisha Lynn as queen. Lynn plays Danielle Frye on the ABC soap opera.
Dalton declined to answer questions.
“I’m not allowed to answer personal questions,” she said. “But I appreciate your interest.”
Murray was married last year to “One Tree Hill” co-star Sophia Bush. They split up in September, and she filed to annul the marriage at the end of February.
Murray plays basketball player Lucas Scott on “One Tree Hill” and Bush plays cheerleader Brooke Davis.