One of 2017’s most inevitable divorces is finally drawing to a close, and Annette Roque will no longer be the long-suffering Mrs. Matt Lauer. You would think this is great news for Matt himself, since it means he can finally drunkenly hit on women without the pesky task of struggling to twist off his wedding band first. But according UsWeekly’s source, it sounds like he would take more joy in a fake a hug with Ann Curry than give settlement money at Annette.
When we last checked in with their divorce settlement, Annette was rumored to be walking away with four of the family homes (including a horse ranch and a Hamptons estate) and a one-time payout of $20 million. A source claims they’ve reached a final settlement, and that it’s estimated that Annette will walk away with $50 million in cash and prizes. Annette will get the horse farm and their primary home (the one in the Hamptons), and a one-time payout of $25 million. She’s not asking for child support for their three children, 16-year-old Jack, 14-year-old Romy, and 11-year-old Thijs. They have both reportedly agreed to split the costs ov the kids.
Matt is reportedly “furious” with the deal. Matt sees it as Annette walking away with half of his net worth (he’s reportedly worth $100 million). Still, part of him is happy to settle with her, because he’s angling for a comeback.
“He could fight for a better deal in court but that would only result in dragging this out longer and negative headlines. He is ready to move on with his life and truly believes that a television comeback is possible.”
So he didn’t want this to turn into an ugly divorce court fight for the sake of his reputation? I’m sorry, but all that proves is that Matt is good at cutting a check. Which would come in handy in the event he thinks his television comeback is going to happen when he gets a call from NBC saying they’ve fired Michael Torpey as the host of their student debt game show. But there’s an extremely slim chance that’s going to happen. It doesn’t matter how much interest is building up on a loan; there’s no amount of money that could convince someone to take Matt Lauer up on an offer to help them out with their career.