Dr. Richard O’Dell is entertainment journalist Nancy O’Dell‘s first husband.
Nancy was revealed to be the subject of the lewd and graphic audio recording of Donald Trump and Billy Bush from 2005.
At the time the tape was recorded, Nancy O’Dell was married to her second husband, Keith Zubchevich, who she married just months after her divorce from O’Dell. In the tape, Trump describes taking Nancy O’Dell “furniture shopping” when he tried “moved on” Nancy O’Dell.
After 11 years of marriage, Us Weekly is reporting that Nancy O’Dell has also split from her second husband.
O’Dell also recently re-married. Here is a look at O’Dell’s career and his relationship with Nancy O’Dell.
1. O’Dell & Nancy O’Dell Were Married From 1995 to 2004
Nancy O’Dell and O’Dell were married from September 30, 1995 to November 4, 2004.
O’Dell and Nancy O’Dell did not have any children together during their marriage.
Broadcasting And Cable reports that Nancy O’Dell moved to the West Coast in 1996 when O’Dell decided to move to Las Vegas. That was when she landed the Access Hollywood job.
2. Nancy O’Dell Said Her Divorce Helped Her Relate to Celebrities
In an interview with Pageantry Magazine in 2006, Nancy O’Dell said that her experience with divorce has helped her relate to celebrities who have gone through the same thing.
“I can relate to them,” she told the magazine. “I went through a divorce, celebrities go through separations and divorces, too, so you sympathize with them. When they say, ‘I’m going to keep that part of my relationship private,’ I can respect that. As a journalist, it’s your job to ask all those personal questions of them, but you have to respect their right to privacy.”
3. O’Dell Has Been a Practicing Doctor Since 1993 & Is Now Based in Beverly Hills
According to O’Dell’s personal blog, which was last updated in August 2014, he has been a practicing Anesthesiologist since 1993. He is now based in Beverly Hills. O’Dell is also listed at Health Grades.
O’Dell has a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Virginia and completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology from the University of Miami.
O’Dell wrote on his blog that he has joined volunteer missions in impoverished countries and traveled to Vietnam with Operation Smile to perform cleft lip and palate reconstruction.
4. O’Dell Married Aussie O’Dell in Florence, Italy in May 2014
O’Dell also chronicled his marriage to Aussie O’Dell on his personal blog. The couple married in May 2014 in Florence, Italy. Two days before the wedding, they went to Vatican City, where they were blessed by Pope Francis.
“She was my dream. She made me who I am, and holding her in my arms was more natural to me than my own heartbeat. I think about her all the time. Even now, when I’m sitting here, I think about her. There could never have been another,” O’Dell wrote on another personal website.
5. Nancy O’Dell Was Married to Keith Zubchevich at the Time of Trump’s Lewd Comments
In June 2005, Nancy O’Dell married Zubchevich and the couple have a daughter together. Zubchevich also has two sons from a previous relationship.
The comments Trump made while filming an Access Hollywood episode with Billy Bush was filmed after O’Dell’s second marriage. Trump bragged about trying to sleep with O’Dell, while Billy Bush laughed. At the time, O’Dell was still at Access Hollywood and co-anchored the show with Bush.
In 2009, The New York Daily News reported that Bush was one of the reasons why O’Dell left to work at Entertainment Tonight.
“The atmosphere at Access Hollywood is like walking on a landmine because of Billy,” an source told the Daily News at the time. “He throws tantrums and tirades and oftentimes for no apparent reason. It was one of several things that had Nancy at her wit’s end after 13 years.”
Nancy has issued a statement released by Entertainment Tonight on the 2005 tape. The statement reads:
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. 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.