The married woman Donald Trump talked about trying to sleep with in a leaked video tape has been identified.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trump was talking about Nancy O’Dell, broadcast journalist who is currently a co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight. Back in 2005, she was the co-host of Access Hollywood with Billy Bush, and so presumably that’s why she came up in Trump’s conversation with Bush.
As Trump said on the tape, Nancy O’Dell was indeed a married woman at the time. It’s unclear when Trump’s story originally took place, but it was sometime when Nancy was married to her first husband, Richard O’Dell, who she was with from 1995 to 2004. In 2005, the same year of this Access Hollywood incident, O’Dell married Keith Zubchevich.
On October 14th, about a week after the Access Hollywood tape incident, it was revealed that Nancy and Keith are separating, according to US Weekly. This reportedly had nothing at all to do with the Trump tape, and in fact they filed for separation about a month ago.
“The situation is very amicable and they still talk every day,” a source told US Weekly. “Their top priority is their three children.”
Here’s what you need to know about Nancy O’Dell and her soon-to-be-ex husband, Keith Zubchevich.
1. He’s the Chief Strategy Officer of a Technology Firm
Although Nancy O’Dell works in entertainment, her husband is from a completely different industry, being the Chief Strategy Officer of a tech firm.
That firm is Conviva, and they work with online video, helping companies to optimize their players and reduce issues with buffering and other aspects of performance. They are mainly located in Silicon Valley, and they work with major companies like HBO, ESPN and Disney.
In 2012, they were listed on Always On’s ranking of the top 250 private tech companies
2. They Met in Line at the Airport
The story of how Nancy O’Dell and Keith Zubchevich met is pretty incredible and bizarre, like something out of a romantic comedy.
According to The Black Dress Traveler, O’Dell says that she and Keith met while they were standing in line at the airport. They simply looked at each other and struck up a conversation. Flash forward to today, and they’re happily married with three children.
Had Nancy not been working in journalism, a career that constantly has her traveling all over the world, who knows if she and Zubchevich would have ever even crossed paths.
3. They Were Married in June 2005
Keith Zubchevich and Nancy O’Dell were together for 11 years, getting married in June 2005.
Though they could presumably afford something rather extravagant, they decided to go for a relatively small wedding at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. They invited just 62 guests, according to In Style.
“We wanted it to be intimate because we wanted to spend time with you all,” O’Dell told her guests at the wedding, according to In Style. “We wanted to look out and see our families.”
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4. They Have Three Children
Nancy and Keith have three children together: Tyler, Carson and Ashby.
The two sons, Tyler and Carson, are both Keith’s children from a previous marriage. Two years after marrying Keith, though, Nancy gave birth to a daughter, Ashby, in June 2007. Ashby was named after Nancy’s grandfather, she said in an interview with She Knows.
Nancy says that her philosophy for parenting is to take in all the small moments, something that Keith taught her.
“I have really learned to enjoy the simple things these past couple of years,” she told Working Mother. “I have my husband to thank for that. He is always telling me to live in the moment…We have also been doing family game night these days. My two boys, my daughter, my husband and I gather around a table and play all kinds of board games and card games. It is such a fun family bonding thing to do and we have great conversations in between turns.”
5. They Live in California
Nancy O’Dell lives with her husband and children in a beautiful Mediterranean home in California. In an interview with Sweden with Love, O’Dell said that she and her husband fell in love with the home as soon as they walked in the door.
She added in the interview that Keith basically let her do all the decorating herself.
“He always leaves that department to me, and I think it’s because he knows I’ll win that discussion,” she joked. “…Keith laughs at me because I much rather spend the day in a furniture store than to go clothes shopping. The furniture in his bachelor pad was very modern, so at first I thought, ‘Wow, we have such different taste!’ But once we had to go out and buy things together, we realized we both love Mediterranean-style furniture. So that’s worked out great.”
In the leaked tape, Donald Trump mentions that he took Nancy O’Dell furniture shopping solely because he wanted to sleep with her.