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Nancy O’Dell, who was mentioned in Trump tape, separates from husband

“Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell has separated from her husband of 11 years. The split is said to have nothing to do with O’Dell being mentioned in the controversial Donald Trump tape.
“Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell has separated from her husband of 11 years. The split is said to have nothing to do with O’Dell being mentioned in the controversial Donald Trump tape. Associated Press

“Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell has separated from her husband of 11 years, several entertainment media outlets are reporting.

O’Dell was mentioned in a 2005 conversation Donald Trump had with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush in which the presidential candidate bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women.

O’Dell, 50, and business executive Keith Zubchevich married on June 29, 2005.

E! News reports that the split has nothing to do with the Trump scandal. O’Dell filed for legal separation in early September.

“It’s very amicable and they talk every day,” a source confirmed to People and E! News on Thursday about the split. “Their main priority is their three children.”

O’Dell and Zubchevich have a daughter together. He has two sons from a previous marriage.

In the controversial video released last week by The Washington Post, Trump talks about making moves on O’Dell, who he referred to as “Nancy.”

“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump says. “I did try and f--- her. She was married.”

Trump apologized after the tape became public, calling his remarks “locker room banter.”

O’Dell s spoke about the tape since it came out.

“Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all,” she said in a statement released over the weekend.

“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.

“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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