She ruined his political life… he then ended her life. So goes the tragic tale of Steve Nunn, son of fabled Kentucky Governor Louie Nunn, and Amanda Ross, an ambitious and politically connected fixture in the world of Kentucky society. Chris Cuomo reports on what began as a high-society love story that turned into a vicious cycle of retribution and revenge.
Burdened by the expectations of his larger-than-life father, Nunn was down in the dumps in 2006 after he lost his seat in the Kentucky legislature, his marriage to his wife, Tracey Damron, ended, and he embarked on a life of substance abuse and sexual shenanigans. But it seemed Nunn reversed his downward spiral when he met Amanda Ross. The two got engaged, Steve was appointed to a job with the State Health and Family Services Department, and it looked like he was taking the first steps towards a political comeback. But behind the charity balls and Derby week parties, the relationship was becoming bitter and abusive.