Matt Lauer's Estranged Wife Seen Meeting With Lawyers, Is She Officially Calling It Quits?
The entertainment and media world was rocked when it was announced that beloved anchorman, Matt Lauer, was fired from the Today show.
Lauer was removed from the morning show after he was accused of sexual misconduct and harassment.
Though Lauer's career seems to stand still amid the allegations, he mentioned that he was working to fix the mistakes he made and repair his marriage to model, Annette Roque. Roque and Lauer have been separated for awhile and her father stated that she was planning to move forward with divorcing Lauer.
Now, latest reports may have confirmed that she is indeed looking to divorce Lauer for good.
Matt Lauer's Failed Career And Marriage
On Nov. 29, 2017, Lauer's termination was announced on Today by his former co-anchors, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. Following the announcement, more information came out that Lauer assaulted a female colleague during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Lauer issued an apology, stating that some of the accusations against him were true.
"There are no words to express my sorrow and regret the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry," Lauer wrote. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC."
Since then, more women have come out and alleged that Lauer assaulted or harassed them in the past. During an interview on the Megyn Kelly Today, Addie Zinone, a former production assistant for NBC, claimed that she and Lauer engaged in an affair in the year 2000.
Annette Roque Meets With Lawyers
Roque, who's been married to Lauer since 1998, has not given an official response to the accusations against her husband. However, the two were spotted on separate occasions without their wedding rings. It was also revealed that couple had been living in separate homes before the allegations against Lauer came out.
Recently, reports surfaced that Roque is now meeting with high-profile lawyers in New York City about receiving a high settlement from Lauer should she divorce him.
The couple almost divorced back in 2006 after Roque filed citing cruel and inhumane treatment from Lauer. They reconciled shortly after. The couple has three children together, Jack, Romy, and Thijs.