Matt Lauer’s long-suffering wife has finally had enough of the former Today Show host’s notorious philandering. According to Fox News, former model Anne Roque.
Roquet reportedly jetted to her native country the Netherlands amid the bombshell sexual misconduct allegations. Before leaving, Roque, a former model, was last spotted at their home in the Hamptons, Long Island, Wednesday, the same day NBC News announced that Lauer had been fired for “inappropriate sexual behavior.”
Roque has left for her family’s home near Amsterdam. It was not clear if the couple’s three children went with their mother or remained in New York.
Roque, who has been married to Lauer for 20 years, the same amount of time that Lauer spent at the helm of Today, has not released a statement regarding her husband’s termination and alleged sexual misconduct.
Lauer’s representatives have not commented on the state of the former anchor’s marriage.
Lauer and Roque’s marriage has been rocky since 2006. Roque filed for divorce in 2006 but did not follow through, People reported. A source told Page Six the TV host offered Roque a post-nuptial agreement as she filed for divorce.
He reportedly offered the former model $5 million to stay in the marriage.
At least eight women have shared their stories about the harassment they experienced by Lauer’s hand
“Matt needed to stay in the marriage to keep his reputation as America’s nicest dad. He is in fact a great, and very doting dad to his kids, but he is also a terrible husband,” a source told Page Six.
As Variety explained earlier in the week, Lauer’s paranoia about being spotted by tabloid reporters inspired him to pursue relationships with employees at the network. Disturbing details about Lauer’s conduct have been seeping into mainstream media reports since his firing. In one particularly harrowing story, a former colleague recounted an incident that took place in 2001 in Lauer’s secluded office in the NBC Newsroom.
Earlier this week, People published a story accusing Lauer of being a serial cheater. Lauer issued an apology on Thursday admitting there is "enough truth" in the allegations against him to justify his departure from the network.