Disgraced anchor Matt Lauer has been kicked out of his home by his furious wife after multiple women came forward with allegations of his “inappropriate sexual behavior.”
Lauer’s wife of nearly two decades, Dutch former model Annette Roque, has forced him out of the Hamptons estate they shared with their three kids, one of whom is away at college, according to a well-placed source.
The former “Today” anchor is staying at another house nearby out east so he can continue to spend time with his kids. He owns a $36 million compound in North Haven, a house in Sag Harbor and a 40-acre horse farm in Water Mill.
And while Lauer’s reclusive wife has not yet filed for divorce, we’re told it is likely to happen soon. Reps for Lauer would not comment on whether the couple has formally separated following his sex scandal.
They have been living separate lives for a decade, with Roque remaining at the couple’s properties on Long Island, while Lauer lived in their Park Avenue apartment during the week. But a source close to Lauer, who turned 60 at the end of December, said that since he was fired he has been fighting to save his marriage, although Roque “is being very cold.”
Lauer was abruptly fired from “Today” in late November over claims of inappropriate sexual conduct at work. It was alleged that he sexually harassed an unnamed former intern while they both covered the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, sources told Page Six. Then, a number of other women came forward with claims.
Roque had previously filed for divorce from Lauer in 2006, citing “mental abuse, extreme mental and emotional distress, humiliation, torment and anxiety,” but withdrew the filing weeks later after he offered her a postnuptial agreement and millions more dollars, a source told Page Six.
Lauer was being paid $20 million a year by NBC under a contract he signed in 2016. He released a statement soon after his firing, saying he was “truly sorry.”