It’s a strange moment when a news reporter is the one making the news. Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell is getting a divorce from her husband of 11 years after a crazy week of media attention thanks to Donald Trump.
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O’Dell made major headlines last week when the Washington Post published old tapes of Trump and O’Dell’s former Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush where she was the subject of a crude discussion. Now, it’s been revealed that O’Dell filed for legal separation from husband Keith Zubchevich last month, long before the #TrumpTapes media firestorm.
“Nancy filed for legal separation in early September. It’s very amicable and they talk every day,” a source told Page Six. “Their main priority is their three children.”
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O’Dell and Zubchevich have one daughter together, Ashby Grace, 9. Zubchevich also has two sons from a previous marriage, Tyler and Carson. The couple married back in June 2005.
While O’Dell hasn’t commented on her divorce, she did speak up regarding the hot topic of the exchange between Trump and her then-Access Hollywood co-host Bush.
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“Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all. When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women. The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling. Everyone deserves respect, no matter the setting or gender,” O’Dell said in a statement. “As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better.”
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