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Wife of Billy Bush files for divorce

Ending a marriage, like any relationship, is hard. However, the divorce process can get messy, as it requires spouses to make serious and difficult decisions. And just like any couple, those in the public eye also deal with the ups and downs that come with a relationship. Unfortunately, when it is clear that a marriage can no longer go on, these couples must also face the scrutiny of the public eye while going through this complicated and emotional process.

According to recent reports, the wife of Billy Bush filed for divorce. Bush, the show reporter on "Access Hollywood" and "Today" are ending their nearly 20 year union, and his wife is citing irreconcilable differences. In the filing, she is asking for joint legal custody and primary placement of their two youngest daughters. Their oldest daughter is an adult, so custody and placement of her is not at issue.

Billy Bush is the cousin of former president George Bush, and he was let go from his position with NBC's "Today" show shortly after a recording of his and Donald Trump's conversation leaked. This leak occurred in October 2016, and in this tape from 2005, the two have a lewd conversation about women. Bush's wife separated from his just 11 months after the leak of this recording.

Divorce is never easy; however, certain events that go on inside and outside of the marriage can make an already challenging situation more difficult. Thus it is important to understand how best to move forward with the matter, and how one can protect their rights along the way.

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