Nancy O’Dell: Daughter Ashby Is ‘Boy-Crazy’

12/09/2011 at 09:00 AM ET
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Nancy O’Dell has a mini-flirt on her hands!

The Entertainment Tonight host says her 4½-year-old daughter Ashby Grace has already started having crushes.

“She’s so ridiculously boy-crazy it’s insane!” O’Dell, 45, tells PEOPLE at the End It! In Support of Team Maria Best Buddies event on Tuesday in Santa Monica.

“She develops crushes and acts so shy and giddy around them. She winks and asks them in a sweet way to do things,” she explains. “It’s amazing how little they learn how to flirt!”

O’Dell is fully embracing this phase of Ashby’s life and enjoying all that motherhood has to offer.

“It’s just a love that you can’t even imagine. I know everybody says that, but it’s so true,” she says.

“[I] come home and she’s like, ‘Mommy, mommy!’ She runs and jumps in my arms and it’s like, ‘I don’t care what happened during the day.’ You just realize this is what matters. It’s everything.”

— Gabrielle Olya

FILED UNDER: Exclusive , Kids , News

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Janna on

Sweetheart, if your 4-year old is already flirting to get men to do things, she’s learning it from someone and it’s kind of gross.

Anonymous on

Janna- I’m sure Nancy is probably exaggerating and Ashby doesn’t actually flirt in the way we think of adults doing it.🙂

sat on

I highly doubt the little girl is crushing on grown men!


I think that is adorable, not gross… then I have a 2 yr old little girl and a niece who both know how to wrap the men (Daddy/uncle/cousins/Papa) around their little fingers. If they learned it from someone it is from seeing the love in thier lives and in the family which is an amazing gift

Anonymous on

Toooo much BOTOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kaylie on

Sat- No one said she was flirting with grown men. I remember the boy I had a crush on when I was four. Kids flirting at a young age has nothing to do with learning it from someone, it’s instinct and it’s innocent.

rebeccachristiansen on

have to say, jeez Nancy why sexualize your daughter like that?? You need to tweak your own perspective before you can fix hers..sorry but a four year old should be flirting with daddy only..or her brothers…just change the way you describe her ok?? It’s gross.

AW on

Okay, she is exaggerating. Some little girls are innately flirtatious and it has nothing to do with their moms. I think it’s cute!

gottabelieve on

Nancy O’Dell is ugly as h e l l. She is one weird, whack looking chick!

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