Billy Bush’s “locker room talk” with Donald Trump continues to haunt him. NBC fired him over the leaked tape, and sources tell Page Six his wife is even more angry than his former bosses.
“Billy Bush’s wife, Sydney Davis, was furious about the tape. Not just because of what was said, but because he was stupid enough to put himself in that position. It wasn’t just the . . . vile talk, it’s because he insisted the woman hug him and Trump. It was creepy. She was so furious that she refused to speak with him for a while — and she’s still furious. They are having marriage problems. He didn’t apologize to her for the embarrassment he caused in his statement. And she hasn’t released a statement at all,” an NBC insider told us.
Bush and Davis have been married for 18 years and have three daughters.
“Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed,” Bush said in early October, after he was heard egging on Trump’s sexist comments. “It’s no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.” Bush was 33 years old when the video was made.
To make matters worse, the Trump tape emerged after Bush himself boasted about the creepy conversation with the bilious businessman while in Rio in August with his NBC colleagues.
His braggadocio prompted someone at the network to dig the revolting recording out of their archives and leak it to the Washington Post.
The insider added, “Billy has brought this on himself. He’s blown his big chance at ‘Today,’ and he doesn’t have his old job at ‘Access’ to fall back on. He fears his career is over. His wife is angered that he has embarrassed her and their daughters.”
Bush’s wife and kids remained in LA while he was in New York, but he has since moved back to the West Coast. He has been seen out in LA since his return, but always with friends and not with his wife.
Bush’s rep declined to comment on his marriage. When contacted directly by Page Six, Bush replied, “I cannot take this call.”