RHOV: Mary Zilba’s ex-husband, first husband and the Miss America article controversy

A lot of my readers want to know who is Mary Zilba’s ex-husband, who was Mary Zilba’s first husband and what was the article Jody Claman showed everyone at Amanda’s birthday party?

Well, here you go!

Mary Zilba’s first husband was Dr. John Anthony Hudak, they married in 1988 while he was completing his medical residency in urology.

RHOV Mary Zilbas Toledo Blade marriage announcement to First Husband

The May 29, 1988 issue of the Toledo Blade announces Mary Zilba’s marriage to medical resident, John Hudak, on May 28, 1988. The marriage was later annuled. (source, google news)

******Holy shit a Real Housewife married a doctor…and they both were roughly the same age.  Haha!  That’s a first.  Sorry, couldn’t help myself there!

Mary Zilba’s second husband, and the father of her three sons, (Cole, Chase and Chad) was her former manager (according to IMDB)/venture capitalist, Frank Anderson:

RHOV Mary Zilbas ex husband Frank Anderson and their son Cole

Mary Zilba’s ex-husband, Frank Anderson, with their son Cole at his graduation. (source, Frank Anderson’s twitter, @frankinvan)

As for the article that Jody shared with everyone about Mary at miss Lemmiwinks’ birthday party, was front page news in…nineteen eighty fucking six…!

Really Jody?  1986?  This is the juiciest story you could find to hurt Mary?  I think you’re losing your touch.  This is pathetic.

RHOV Mary Zilba as Miss Ohio

I don’t know about you but I’m going to go ahead and believe her when she says she hasn’t had a nose job…

The controversy centered around the fact that several contestants, starting with Miss Florida, felt that Kellye Cash (Miss Tennessee) won Miss America not because of her grace or talent but because she was the grand-niece of singer, Johnny Cash (yes, THAT Johnny Cash).

The article states that Mary only felt “robbed” by not making the top-ten and wanted to see her scores from the Miss America pageant to see where she was lacking.

At no point did Mary Zilba (Miss Ohio) protest Kellye Cash as Miss America.

You can read it here, it was published in the September 17, 1986 issue of the Toledo Blade.


34 comments on “RHOV: Mary Zilba’s ex-husband, first husband and the Miss America article controversy

  1. Cleo
    April 8, 2013

    Jody is so pathetic. It’s obvious how she was treated as a child by what she says to others – never in my life heard a GROWN WOMAN refer to other human beings as “disgusting” etc. Obviously that sort of thing was said to her and while I feel bad for her, it doesn’t excuse her behaviour.

    • Carol Ritchie
      October 10, 2013

      I watch this programme from scotland-Jody and Mia are the most vile human beings i have ever seen on tv. Producers should not give them the time of day.
      Mary has more class than they will ever have.

      • Kathy
        July 22, 2016

        I am watching it late in 2016 and so found Jody just disgusting in all ways and Ronnie hypocritical

  2. meganlaughin
    April 9, 2013

    Many thanks for the clarity on that particular episode and the events. I thought it was strange to see Mary become so defensive and anxious when Jody attempted to ridicule her amongst the group, as if Mary truly did have something sinister to hide. But really, was that it?! Mary had and has nothing to be ashamed, nor should she feel embarrassed about her past. People commit all sorts of demonic crimes in this day and age, and here is Jody damning a woman with a little colourful past? I really thought Jody exposed Mary as a malicious bully… oh no wait, that would be Jody!

  3. Siobhan
    April 10, 2013

    I have a friend who has known Jody and he says she is the worst sort of Human being, if you can call her that. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, her daughter is also a horrible person.

    • Anonymous
      October 9, 2013

      She is just nasty!

    • Ursula
      December 18, 2013

      Totally agree , what a bitch and she has a daughter that’s twice as bad …., hate the pair of them

  4. Michelle
    April 10, 2013

    I think Mary is so beautiful, wonderful and classy to have weathered Claman’s farm animal ways. Claman And those fairy dresses she wears. Come on Claman you look like you are at least 51 or 52. What is with the 2 year old dress up closet you wear in public. If you are trying to distract from your face it worked! I cannot imagine that woman’s food tasting good either. She is just a mean girl. I hope Mary’s record makes her a pile of cash. I bought it…

    • Kathy
      July 22, 2016

      well said

  5. Anonymous
    April 10, 2013

    Mary you are a beautiful person inside and out. I enjoy the show with Mary, Robin and Ioulia(nice ladies). Mean/bitches (JODY, AMANDA and RONNIE). I will not watch the show if Jody, Amanda and Ronnie were the only ones. I think it is terrrible that Top Chef and any magazine would allow Jody to represent them. Jody is a very MEAN individual. I feel there should be a pschological assesement done on mean people they do not know how mean they are and they believe their lies. Real Housewives of Vancouver should not allow such mean people on their show because it will seem bullying is acceptable to society.

  6. Anonymous
    April 11, 2013

    Jody, is the meanist person on the planet, same as her daughter Mia, the both should be put in the cage and be thrown in the ocean and be eaten by sharks,, with thier bad attitude, I wonder how Jody’s husband feel ? they are the embarrasment for Canadian women… poor man to be in this women who are bullies,, Jody and Mia your pretty face is worthless,….. Hurry for Mary,, you have so much class,, Jody is just invious of you because you were Miss Ohio,, and Jody is Miss Canadian Bully<<< hahaha" poor Jody,,, you looked so awfull with your toto dresses… UGLY..

  7. Angiebaby66
    April 11, 2013

    I heard that Jody did everything to push Mary out with the others so she was not invited anywhere resulting in her being dropped from the show. However Robin ans Slice stood by Mary. When Jody found out that Slice had set up a matchmaker date with a billionaire, the day of the tea party, she just blew up with pure jealousy. Makes sense.And for someone thats always telling Mary to “own it” Ronnie cant own a little thing like getting drunk on her birthday. Among other things.

  8. Sue
    May 19, 2013

    I like Mary the most. She is beautiful, sweet and genuine and the second is Robin. I don’t know but Ronnie face seem unnatural. Is she has so many botox?

  9. Anonymous
    September 15, 2013

    I love mary she is so beautiful &cclassy

  10. Gary
    October 8, 2013

    Mary……. You are amazing. You have a genuine warmth that reaches out to everyone in your company. Please do not sell your soul and true heart to anyone two-faced enough to pander to Jodie’s sadistic and paranoid nature. In the long-term you will be seen to be the wonderful genuine and sophisticated human being that you are. Remember that Jodie’s callous and apparent attempted assassination of your character is not representative of Jewish people here in England. We care about you hugely. All the best to you

    • Witte
      October 10, 2013

      Totally agree with everything you said! What a pity there won’t be a third series, it would have filled my heart with joy if there was one, but of cause only if the Judas’ Jodie, Ronnie and Amanda had been thrown off the show. Love you Mary, chin up girl.. from Wales UK

  11. A Mary Fan
    October 9, 2013

    Everytime Jodie and that laughing hyena daughter of hers open their mouths they show their breeding, or rather lack of it, coarse, guttural and pure sewers spews from their atrocious mouths. Jodie, whether she can recognise it or not, is jealous. Jealous of Mary’s good manners, poise, eloquence, intelligence, wonderful diversity, the patience of a saint (which she needs to put up with Jokie), and an amazing figure for her years (yes Jokie, people with SUCH A FANTASTIC flat stomach in YOUR age bracket really CAN show their midriff and wear it well, unlike you hiding behind your husband’s money and daughter’s dresses). Jokie simply can’t and wont accept that she is beaten in the personal and personality stakes at every level by the superiority grace and elegance of Mary. Jokie has to scream like a common banshee to make her point. Did she learn that at her Swiss finishing school?

    And as for Ronnie! Well, who the hell needs friends like her. Mary has gone above and beyond the call of any friendship to love, help and support Ronnie who, at the drop of a wine cork betrays Mary and their “friendship” to maintain her “friendship” with Jokie.

    Mary, let them continue to play in the gutter. You are moving to a stratosphere far superior and one they can only lamely dream of. They will continue, maintain and intensify their appalling attacks on you, but with each bitter verbal blow they seal their own fate in the popularity stakes.

    Jokie needs to somehow reinvent herself, because she sure is THE biggest Joke.

    Mary is THE star of Vancouver, make no mistake. I wish her success beyond her wildest dreams.

    • Mary Nolan
      October 11, 2013

      Totally agree with you.Jody is a disgusting Bully. Amanda and Ronnie are also hateful.

  12. Anonymous
    October 9, 2013

    Ronnie and jody two faced tramps ronnie a big time manipulator making up her own stories its you that’s jealous of Mary. You should have learned from season 1. As for Samantha disgusting relishing in the bullying of women and inticing the hatred of other women. Jody look in the mirror you hateful embarrassment to women.

  13. annonomous
    October 10, 2013

    Mary is the most nicest one of all and is also amazing and genuine, we wish her all the best for her upcoming future and for those bitches JODY, RONNIE AND AMANDA, you need to sort yourself out because your all jelous and pathetic people who need help, mentally and physically. xoxox

  14. C1911
    October 11, 2013

    Whatever Mary is or isn’t, she comes across as a decent person. Ronnie clearly has substance issues and if this is how she behaves with a friend, Mary’s well rid! Robin says is like it is ad Ioulia just likes having a good time. Amanda has a mean streak and could do with some style tips. As for the odious mother & mini me team of Jody and Mia, the perfect example that money doesn’t buy you class,style or manners, just makes you rich. And Jody, please buy some mirrors!!!!

    • ladyr
      October 12, 2013

      So agree with you. Jody is a pure evil batch.

  15. Mary Nolan
    October 11, 2013

    Mary is the sweetest, nicest of all the housewives. That Jody is a bully absolutely hateful, nasty, jealous, disgusting excuse for a human being. Why is she so jealous of Mary? Ronnie is also a two faced bitch. She is either drinking to excess or she is taking drugs. Can anyone one else not see that the Producers should have ousted disgusting Jody for the bullying of Mary. It’s the worst bullying I have seen in any of the housewives programmes…..to allow bullying is disgraceful. Mary you have loads of fans who love you just the way you are, don’t let them get you down xxx

  16. annonomous
    October 11, 2013

    Jody and Ronnie should not have been allowed to bully and lie about Mary on TV. They should have been reprimanded by the makers of this programme. I have never seen anyone as disgusting as Jody and Ronnie. Jody’s upbringing must have been very damaged and she needs to be analysed urgently. I love Mary, she is a good person, beautiful, intelligent and a lady and Jody and her daughter are very jealous of her. Mary should sue them for every penny they have and she will win. We have all seen the lies Jody and Ronnie have told. Ronnie is a drunk and a liar and she should own that.

  17. erin
    October 11, 2013

    I really admire Mary for the way she conducted herself through this show. She is a lovely person and far too nice to hang around with the likes of Jody, Ronnie and Amanda. Robin saw through the other women and stood by Mary. Jody you need to have a good look at the way you behaved ….you don’t have any manners and no wonder your husband is divorcing you.

  18. Anonymous
    October 11, 2013

    how can the show allow such monstrous bullying activity?animals do not even behave this way. are we telling society that it is ok to bully a human being to such extent.thanks god mary is strong or we would have seen her commit suicide on set

  19. joanne evans
    October 11, 2013

    I can’t stand how mary has been treated in the show even amanda brown noseing to jody its wrong they all played a part in bullying mary and mia needs to stop repeating and acting like a clone of her evil mother and shame on the show for allowing bullying to be aired not nice if kids been bullied saw the show vile mary I think your wonderfull

  20. Caroline Chapman
    October 12, 2013

    Can all these comments be wrong?I don’t think so.Jodie and your clone I hope you are reading these you may learn something.Everything Jodie called Mary was as if she’d got her confused with herself,disgusting was one of her favourite words.If you look it up in the dictionary Jodie will be there.Mary keep this negative trash out of your life(Jodie,clone,Ronnie,Amanda)after all we only have one LIFE,these people suck it out of you then move on to the next.SHAME on them.

  21. Kayla
    October 14, 2013

    All Jodie needs is a black cat and a broomstick to complete her look as a wicked witch. and that Mia, well words fail me. Mary is a true lady.

  22. Christine Skinner
    November 25, 2013

    Jody and Mia are the most appalling bullies to ever be shown on national television. I am so angry that Jody is allowed to continue this bullying she needs to be aired as a disgrace not as a housewife. Jody and her daughter should apologise for there behaviour and need to step into the shoes of someone who has been bullied. They both don’t deserve to have what they have a lavish life style. I will not support a show that makes them money !

  23. Anonymous
    January 3, 2014

    Mary is a fantastic person, she vulnerable and genuine person. I feel so sorry for her every time that bitch Jody pick on her and bully. I find it hard to watch, violence toward her and unfair treatment is unbelievable. I hate to see her sad and am shocked no one reacts stronger. She deserved a respect and ..a loving guy! Stay strong Mary! A girl from Poland.

  24. SLC
    January 7, 2014

    That poor scrag Jody will never be happy. Her only skill is being a complete and utter bitch to anyone that she feels threatens her with superior grace, charm, manners and beauty. Quite frankly my dog has more class than this bitch.

    Ronnie, get your face out of the liquor cabinet sweetheart and take a good hard look at yourself. Is this your legacy to your daughters? A drunken fool who participates in the bulling of a ‘friend’? Remember what goes around comes around. You lied and backstabbed the one person who really was your friend. Those other scrags have no class at all. How can you be so stupid and blind? Clearly you have the beer goggles on when you are with Jody et al… because your judgement is severely hampered around those moles.

    Mary, you conducted yourself with grace in a situation that would send most of us spiralling into darkness. Throughout the taping of the show, you remained calm and dignified. Truly you are the epitome of a lady, unlike the barracudas in your life. I wish you nothing but the best. You so deserve it.

    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2014

      fantastic .. couldn’t have put it better my self.. Ronnie is a sad drunk of a women

  25. Nancy
    October 28, 2014

    Sorry, kids. Mary Zilba DID complain about the pageant. She was even on Larry King bitching up a storm. I don’t even know who the woman is that “unearthed” the Toledo Blade article, so who really cares? It was “news” so it made the paper. Anyone can find that old article.

    The point? You are blindly supporting Mary because you THINK she did not bitch. She did and did so several times – just like a spoiled brat. It never got her the crown and if she was so great way back in the day, she would have won the pageant hands down.

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