Billy Bush thinks his marriage of 19 years will 'find its next leg' following 'difficulties'

Four months after reports broke that Billy Bush and his wife of 19 years, Sydney Davis, were separating, the former "Today" show co-host hasn't given up hope on his marriage.

In his new interview with People published on Wednesday, Bush revealed that he thinks his relationship with "find its next leg" as he continues on his journey toward self-improvement after being fired by NBC in the fall of 2016.

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"We got married young and had our first child right away," Bush explained. "We're taking a step back. We get to explore and take our time. She's been so awesome through everything." 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: *** EXCLUSIVE *** Television personality Billy Bush and his wife Sydney pose at the 2006 Diamond Lounge By Nathalie Dubois in the Penthouse at Peterson Automotive Museum March 4, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA -OCTOBER 13: Billy Bush and Sydney Bush attend 'Breaking The Ice' A Fundraiser to benefit The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on October 13, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 01: 3rd Annual Runway For Life Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and DVD Release of National Treasure in Beverly Hills, United States on May 01, 2005 - Billy Bush and Sydney. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA -OCTOBER 13: Billy Bush and Sydney Bush attend 'Breaking The Ice' A Fundraiser to benefit The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on October 13, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
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LA QUINTA, CA - MARCH 10: Actor Billy Bush and Sydney Davis attend the 11th Annual Desert Smash Hosted By Will Ferrell Benefiting Cancer For College at La Quinta Resort and Club on March 10, 2015 in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Desert Smash)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Billy Bush and his wife Sydney Davis arrive for the women's final at Arthur Ashe Stadium on day 13 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
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"I love her very much," he added.

Bush admitted that the couple experienced "difficulties" in their marriage, too, though sources revealed back in December that the couple was "trying to reconcile" and "making progress" following a brief separation.

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Billy Bush and Sydney Davis share daughters Josie, Mary Bradley and Lillie Bush. They got married in 1998.

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