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For Britta and Ryan Gagner, “One Tree Hill” means true love.
The Wisconsin couple, married one year last month, said the show helped bring them together.
Britta and Ryan, both 30, had been friends for several years before they began dating in 2007. During the time that the spark between them was flickering, they would often fall asleep on her parents’ couch watching “One Tree Hill” together.
On June 15, 2010, they got married in Wrightsville Beach because they’d seen the area on the show. This week they’re back in town celebrating their one-year anniversary.
And how are they marking the occasion? By working a 12-hour shift Tuesday as extras on the set.
“We specifically came this week because we knew that’s when they started filming,” Britta said. “I like to do out-of-the-box things, and he goes along for the ride.”
While Ryan is a big basketball fan and seems to love the show just as much as his wife based on its athletic story line alone, he may have an ulterior motive.
“My husband is just in love with Sophia Bush,” Britta said with no trace of jealousy.
The locally made CW series “One Tree Hill” began filming its ninth and final season Friday at EUE/Screen Gems Studios’ Wilmington campus and continued Monday at Wallace Park and in a couple of downtown Wilmington spots on Tuesday, including the fictional Karen’s Cafe (and formerly Clothes Over Bros) location at 272 N. Front St., where the Gagners were headed.
The series also will be visiting other locations around town in coming days and weeks.