Just a few weeks after he was unexpectedly fired from The Today Show Matt Lauer's wife Annette Roque is breaking her silence. The couple has been together for nearly two decades, but that is not enough to save their marriage after several women accused the morning show host of sexual misconduct.
Sources are revealing exclusively to Life & Style that Annette is planning to file for divorce after the holidays and she is opening up about the scandal to her closest friends and family. "She’s furious with Matt for leaving this legacy for their kids [son Jack, 16, daughter Romy, 14, and son Thijs, 11],” says the friend. “Matt let her down, yes, but their children [having to deal with it] — that is what makes her especially angry.”
Matt and Annette in 2013.
The source also reveals that Annette, who filed for divorce from Matt, 59, in 2006 citing "cruel and inhumane treatment," is past the breaking point. Annette “has survived one gut punch after another over the scandal,” says an insider. “She’s told a small circle of friends and relatives that she feels completely betrayed." The former model might be ready to call it quits, but Matt is hoping to win the former model back.
"The last thing he wants to deal with on the heels of his ruined career...is a divorce.” But, says the insider, Annette’s made up her mind. Following the bombshell news that he abused his power at NBC, Matt released a statement apologizing for his behavior.
"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 wrote. “I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry."
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