After tying the knot in 1998, Billy Bush and Sydney Davis have finally called it quits as a couple. A representative of Bush's told Entertainment Tonight that the couple mutually decided to separate. They chose to split for a moment to evaluate their respective lives together. Amidst the sad news, the former couple will continue to love each other and are committed to the bright future of their three daughters.

The former couple shares three kids - Josie, Mary, and Lilie. This split news comes a year after Bush made headlines due to the Access Hollywood tape leak with President Donald Trump. Since then, Bush reportedly departed from the "Today" show when the tape surfaced in October 2016.

Lawyer confirm split

A report from People confirmed that the couple officially split through a statement released by Marshall Grossman, Bush's lawyer. However, the separation is a short-term break at the moment to give them time to evaluate their future.

Trump's comments

Bush reportedly faced a controversy about the leaked tape, and it was also during those times when the US President Donald Trump made his lustful comments about him trying to have sex with women.

Listeners of the leaked taped can clearly hear Trump and Bush exchanging conversations. To recall, Trump uttered the line that says, "“And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything."

Amidst the controversy, Bush had his first interview where he addressed the issue linked to him. Bush told Robin Roberts of ABC News that such conversation had brought his 16-year old daughter to tears. He recalled how upset his kid was.

Several days after the tape leaked, Bush had immediately left the show, "Today."

Feeling sorry for his daughter

When faced with the past controversy, Bush recalled how he felt sorry for his daughter. While he promised his daughter that everything would be okay, it seemed that the tape leaked issue had affected her daughter a lot, People reported.

Earlier this year, Bush reportedly spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, and he revealed that watching such video had left him totally gutted.

As he looked back to what was discussed on the bus, Bush said, "I wished I had changed the topic."

Meanwhile, his split with his wife is yet another struggle that the TV host has to deal with. Whatever the former couple is going through, their family and friends look forward that both of them would find peace as they try to live separate ways.

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