Matt Lauer appears to have lost a lot of weight in the wake of his divorce and sexual misconduct scandal. In what was a rare public appearance, the disgraced Today host was spotted eating dinner in the Hamptons over the weekend.
Eyewitnesses at the restaurant described Lauer, who mainly kept to himself, as looking “sickly” and “rail thin.”
Lauer enjoyed his meal alone at the Tutto il Giorno on Saturday night. Sources told Radar Online that the former news anchor hid in the back of the joint while the rest of the restaurant was playing host to a holiday party.
We don't need an update on Matt Lauer. He's rich. He sexually harassed women.
He's doing better than his victims.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) November 29, 2018
“Matt looked like absolute hell,” one source shared. “He was rail thin, white as a sheet, and has lost all of his hair. He looked very sick and rundown.”
While Lauer was looking pretty bad, he was not the only celebrity at the bar on Saturday night.
Joy Behar was with her husband a few tables down from Lauer. Behar did not say hello to Lauer, who apparently did his best at avoiding everyone at the bar.
Eyewitnesses, meanwhile, were shocked by Lauer’s overall appearance. There have been rumors that Lauer is trying to make a comeback on television, but the onlookers do not believe he is physically ready to step in front of the cameras.
The former Today star is currently in the middle of a nasty divorce and allegedly agreed to give his ex-wife, Anne Roque, upwards of $20 million. Despite rumors to the contrary, insiders claim that Lauer has given up his dreams of returning to television.
"Too many people seem to be trying to convince others that #mattlauer is the victim and the one that needs support, when in truth his wife is the one that is justified for seeking a divorce. She was embarrassed and humiliated along with him after all".https://t.co/J2ooS2KT1G
— Kyle Mueller (@celebrity1888) December 10, 2018
Instead, Lauer reportedly wants to move to New Zealand, where he owns a ranch.
In the meantime, Lauer is focused on raising his children and staying out of the limelight. Sources also claim that he has not started dating but has a few friends that he still hangs out with from time to time.
Matt Lauer has not commented on the rumors surrounding his health. He was fired from NBC a year ago amid reports of sexual harassment.