Since NBC fired Today Show anchor Matt Lauer over allegations of sexual misconduct during the “worst week of his life,” he is reportedly “mortified” and afraid that his career has come to an end. But, that’s not all that could be ending for the disgraced TV personality. As soon as the dust settles from the scandal, could his wife Annette Roque be preparing to leave her husband of 19 years?
According to Hollywood Life, Roque is understandably upset over the scandal and shocking allegations, and she has left the couple’s $33 million home in the Hampton’s to find peace and quiet in her home country of The Netherlands.
Initial reports claimed that she had taken the couple’s three children – Jack, 16, Romy, 14, and Thijs, 11 – with her. But, TMZ spotted the now stay-at-home dad picking up Thijs from school during elementary carpool.
In the photos, Lauer is still wearing his wedding ring.
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But, according to sources, it’s only a matter of time before Roque files for divorce. She believes it is important for the kids that the family stays together during this time, since things have been so tense since Matt Lauer’s firing. She is apparently waiting for the storm to pass before officially ending her marriage.
Since there is currently so much publicity surrounding Lauer’s firing, Roque thinks it’s best to wait and file when she can fly under the radar. In the meantime, she is staying in The Netherlands to avoid the public eye, even though Lauer wants her back home. The 59-year-old is allegedly pleading with his wife to stick by him and be loyal like she always has, even though he has made mistakes and hasn’t been able to do the same for her.
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He did convince her once before to drop divorce proceedings back in 2006. But, now, with this scandal, she’s just waiting for the right time to follow through with it. But, now is not the right time.
As for his career, it could be awhile before Lauer is back on the air, if it ever happens at all. Since his firing, every interview he conducted, every comment, and every joke has been put under a microscope and scrutinized.
It is possible his career is over for good. Matt Lauer reportedly has no idea how to rebuild his life, but he is hoping he can wait it out and that the worst is over.