After being fired from The Today Show, the former anchor has been living quietly, away from the public life. But now, one insider has dished that Matt Lauer is having a really tough time amid his divorce processions with Annette Roque.
‘Matt cut himself off from the life he knew in Manhattan and has remained for the most part isolated. He looks exhausted. Matt’s finally coming to terms with the reality that his marriage’s over and he is in bad shape. He feels like he lost everything important in his life overnight. He’s embarrassed and ashamed,’ the source claims.
‘There is no chance at this point they will work things out. Matt held on to the idea that Annette might eventually forgive him because she had always stuck by him, but now he has no hope.’
As you remember, the NBC star was axed after being accused of sexual harassment.
The insider also stated that the woman has met with divorce lawyers already and the legal split is moving forward at this time.
Annette and Matt are the co-parents of three kids – 11-year-old Thijs, 14-year-old Romy, and Jack, 16.
The source added that ‘They are currently settling all the details. Annette’s friends do not feel [the split] was overnight. It’s been building for years. The truth’s finally surfaced. They barely ever speak to each other anymore and only recently tried to constructively discuss the divorce settlement.’
‘Annette’s angry. She feels like Matt’s behavior has affected a lot of people and has embarrassed the whole family.’
Meanwhile, ‘Matt feels terrible and regrets his behavior,’ but it seems like it’s too late for that now.