"They knew Matt was flirty and playful and may have had relationships over the years, but what they knew of those relationships was that they were consensual, and they weren't aware they went beyond that", the source told Us. He wants to be a regular Joe. He has no intention of mounting a Billy Bush-style comeback campaign. "... But he wants to focus on his family".
Lauer and Roque married in 1998 and she filed for divorce in 2006, accusing the disgraced journalist of "cruel and inhumane" behavior before withdrawing her petition one month later after reaching a private agreement.
Matt Lauer's estranged wife Annette Roque was spotted for the first time since her disgraced husband was sacked by NBC, as Roque's father told a reporter that their marriage is over.
That being said, because irony (and karma) never fails to deliver, Today's ratings have actually gone up since the network unceremoniously dumped Lauer, attracting more viewers than Good Morning America, its rival at ABC, all five days last week-the first time in nearly a year, according to the Associated Press. Apparently things are running so smoothly over at the network, execs aren't even looking to actively replace Matt.
"Savannah [Guthrie] is devastated", an insider told the magazine.
Lauer, as we've reported, was suddenly fired last week after an accusation of sexual harassment and assault of a female subordinate at the 2014 Winter Olympics. "No long-term decisions have been made".
After his dismissal, Lauer issued a statement apologizing.
"She is not going to stay with him and work it out".
"Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed", he said. "I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly", he said. "As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC", he said in a statement.
NBC denies that it received any complaints about Lauer until last Monday.
"We were in the makeup room and he sort of asked the makeup artist to leave", Berman said in an interview with Inside Edition. We work hard to deliver important and interesting articles to you, but we can't do it without ad revenue. It takes less than a minute.