She was named the Tournament of Roses Parade Queen at age 17.
An avid activist, she became a spokeswoman for Dosomething.org.
She married her OTH co-star Chad Michael Murray in April of 2005 and the couple separated in September of 2005. She briefly dated Chicago P.D. co-star Jesse Lee Soffer in 2015. She also dated former Google executive Dan Fredinburg. In 2021, she got engaged to entrepreneur Grant Hughes a year after dating. The couple married in June 2022 and filed for divorce in August 2023. She started dating former U.S. women's national soccer team player Ashlyn Harris in October 2023.