Though internet rumors claiming Chad Michael Murray (Lucas) will leave One Tree Hill at the end of this current season have been making the rounds for a little while now, with yesterday's year 7 pick up announcement comes new prattle: Hilarie Burton (Peyton) is apparently saying peace out to Tree Hill too.

The fansite first reported the rumor of Hilarie's departure yesterday evening, and though nothing is officially confirmed, sources tell me both actors have yet to sign season 7 contracts. So is it possible that negotiations are still up in the air? I asked the network for comment. They had none.

Your thoughts? Could OTH successfully continue without Peyton and Lucas? Would you be cool seeing them tie the knot in a few months and slip off into the sunset?

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Posted by:Korbi Ghosh