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Nancy O'Dell Separates From Husband of 12 Years

The separation has nothing to do with the Donald Trump scandal

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    Nancy O'Dell (L) and Keith Zubchevich arrive at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Nancy O'Dell is separating from husband Keith Zubchevich after nearly 12 years of marriage.

    The "Entertainment Tonight" host and her hubby's decision to part ways has nothing to do with the recent scandal involving presidential hopeful Donald Trump, E! News confirmed.

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    A source told E! that Nancy filed for legal separation in early September.

    "It's very amicable and they talk every day," the source said. "Their main priority is their three children."

    The separation happened roughly a month before the Trump tapes went public.

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    O'Dell recently found herself in the middle of a national scandal when a leaked Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape revealed the men engaging in a lewd conversation on an "Access Hollywood" bus. 

    "Access Hollywood" is owned and distributed by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and this station.

    In the footage, Donald is overheard telling Billy and several others about a failed attempt to seduce a woman named "Nancy," saying, "I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try and f--- her. She was married."

    He continued, "And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, 'I'll show you where they have some nice furniture.'"

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    "Access Hollywood" would later confirm the woman being discussed was O'Dell.

    "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,"  O'Dell shared in a statement to "Entertainment Tonight." "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."

    She addressed the matter once again on-air, telling viewers, "I feel it's very important that I address you all directly. As a journalist for 26 years now, it is my job to bring you the news about others, rather than turning the focus on myself. But by now, I'm sure that most of you have heard the audio tape, which became national news and part of the presidential race."

    O'Dell continued, "My name was mentioned and, unfortunately, the release of it has thrown me into the middle of the political arena of which I didn't ask to be a part of. I released a statement on Saturday and I truly mean what I said. There is no room for objectification of women, or anybody for that matter, not even in the 'locker room.'"

    Us Weekly was first to report the story.