Billy Bush, Wife Are 'Splitsville'

A rep says the couple are 'on a short-term break'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 20, 2017 12:03 AM CDT
Billy Bush, Wife Are 'Splitsville'
In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, co-host Billy Bush appears on the "Today" show in New York.   (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP, File)

Billy Bush and wife Sydney Davis are calling it quits. "I can confirm they are now separated," Bush's lawyer Marshall Grossman tells Page Six, who says the couple is "on a short-term break" after almost 20 years of marriage. A rep for Bush tells People the couple have separated "for the moment to evaluate their life together. … They love each other and their children deeply." But a source tells Page Six it's more definitive and that Bush, 45, is "10,000 percent out of there. It’s splitsville. They are done." The couple have three children, ages 12 to 19. The announcement comes almost a year after the Today co-host lost his job after he was caught on tape bantering with then-candidate Donald Trump in the infamous "Grab 'em by the p----" tape.

Bush said later he was "completely gutted" when he heard the 2005 outtakes made during an Access Hollywood shoot. At the time, Bush says he was an "insecure person," but the episode left Davis "furious … she's still furious," a source tells Page Six. Bush isn't alone in Splitsvillle: Hayden Christiansen and Rachel Bilson have separated after nearly a decade together, reports US Weekly; they have a 2-year-old daughter. And Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel announced their split last week, though they will "always be united" with 4-year-old son, Axl. (Angelina Jolie and her brood, meanwhile, are ready to come out of "lockdown.")

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