Her dream of being a singer almost destroys their marriage, as she leaves Nathan to go on tour with Chris Keller (Tyler Hilton), a successful rockstar.
When Haley returns; the couple remain separated because Nathan distrusts her and Haley moves in with Brooke, becoming a Tree Hill High cheerleader in the process.
Through Lucas and Nathan, she also becomes close friends with Tree Hill High cheerleaders, Peyton Sawyer and Brooke Davis.
Haley Bob James was raised by James "Jimmy" and Lydia James (née Brigard) in a very large family; the youngest of seven children, Haley's siblings are: Vivian, Taylor, Quinn, and three older brothers.
Her best friend was Lucas Scott, whom she has been friends with since her childhood, all through high school and beyond.
I’m certainly not using it to get back into the limelight.
Haley James Scott (née Haley Bob James) is a fictional character from the CW television series One Tree Hill, portrayed by Bethany Joy Lenz.
Scott-Lee was a member of the group 3SL, where he produced 2002 hits such as 'Take It Easy' and 'Touch Me Tease Me' that were signed to Sony (Epic).
After the group broke up, he appeared in the second series of Pop Idol, making it to the final seven out of 100,000 entrants.
No matter what industry you’re in you want to be successful.’ And he suggested that the show could be a ‘double-edged sword’ in that ‘sometimes people come out of the house and do really well like Jade Goody for example – but with others it can really affect them.
‘Luckily for Lydia she has a very supportive family.’ Scott-Lee – who was best known for being a member of the band 3SL and also for reaching the finals of Pop Idol – also revealed that Lydia made it into the show almost by accident, after offering to accompany a friend of his to auditions.
Haley is initially introduced as Lucas Scott's best friend and eventual sister-in-law upon her marriage to Nathan Scott in their junior year of high school.
Along with Nathan, Haley is the mother to James "Jamie" Lucas Scott and Lydia Bob Scott.
Scott-Lee's other TV appearances have been as a celebrity guest on ITV's The Mint; on the BBC programme Never Mind the Buzzcocks in January 2008; on the Irish singing show You're a Star in February 2008; on series nine of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway in 2009 in their sketch "Escape from Takeaway Prison".