After Matt Lauer was revealed to be an alleged secret-button-under-the-desk-level of creep, his wife Annette Roque ended their marriage and kicked him out of their home in the Hamptons. Annette attempted to file for divorce once before, back in 2006, but Matt worked his sleazy charm and reportedly gave her $5 million to stick around. UsWeekly says that Annette and Matt are currently in divorce negotiations, and she’s trying to get another lump some to be done with him for good.
It was reported last month that Annette and Matt were preparing to divorce. According to UsWeekly, those preparations are well underway. A source says that Annette wants to leave their marriage with two of the family homes, a 40-acre farm in Water Mill, NY, and their house in the Hamptons. Annette and Matt own a ranch in New Zealand which they reportedly plan on selling and splitting the profits.
Annette also wants financial support for herself. But she doesn’t want monthly spousal support. Annette reportedly wants a one-time payout of $20 million. UsWeekly’s source says that if Matt gives her the $20 million, she won’t ask for child support for their three kids, 16-year-old Jack, 14-year-old Romy, and 11-year-old Thijs.
The $20 million payout doesn’t mean Matt won’t have to pay for his kids. The source says that Matt will still be responsible for education and health costs until each kid is 21. Or any other “major” expenses. I’ve never been a rich teen. But I assume the rich teen equivalent to new soccer shoes and braces is bi-monthly Yeezy Boosts and hiring Rihanna to come sing for your after-school study group. Better get saving, Matt.
After five short months in hiding, Matt Lauer is back to talk about allegations of sexual harassment that got him canned from the Today. His first comments didn’t come via a tone-deaf interview with Charlie Rose, but in a piece by The Washington Post. Lest you think it’s a puff piece to fluff up Matt Lauer’s already-too-bloated ego, there are some comments by several anonymous sources and Ann Curry that imply things were rotten at NBC for a while.
Matt Lauer’s marriage has been on the skids for some time now. His wife Annette Roque seemingly has a very high tolerance for Matt’s bad behavior because Page Six is reporting that she only just now gave him the boot from their Hampton’s estate.
Though they almost divorced back in 2006, she’s hung in there through his current ordeal and even let him tell the press he was “fighting to save his marriage”. I highly doubt Annette has been sitting across from Matt in couples’ counseling this whole time but it sounds like she might have allowed him to keep a cot and beer fridge in the garage. That’s all over now because Annette “has forced him out of the Hamptons estate they shared with their three kids”. She must have gotten sick and tired of him texting her notes on her outfits each morning.
So, poor Matt, right? Where will he go, what will he do? Should we start a Kickstarter so he doesn’t have to sleep in the streets? Where will he keep his dildo collection?
The former “Today” anchor is staying at another house nearby out east so he can continue to spend time with his kids. He owns a $36 million compound in North Haven, a house in Sag Harbor and a 40-acre horse farm in Water Mill.
Phew! It’s good to know that if you are a man with enough money, you can always land on your feet! Even though your co-workers, everybody that helped you along the way, all the women you allegedly victimized and your wife and children will suffer because of your behavior; a rich man can still catch a break!
Remember that time Kate Winslet stooped down to do a non-period piece and starred in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, that movie about how you could erase all memories of a pain-in-the-ass ex? After Matt Lauer’s dick threatened to ruin the reputation of the house that Katie Couric and J. Fred Muggs built, the team at Today appears ready to erase any and all memories of him and his henchmen (and women). Continue reading
Ann Curry hasn’t said much about how Today dropped her ass in the dumpster after being a co-anchor for about three seconds (if you want to get technical, she was co-anchor for a year) and how she feels about the career of Matt Lauer (aka the smug dildo who may have played a big part in her firing) also ending up in the dumpster. But Ann is finally (just pretend this text is blinking for dramatic purposes) BREAKING HER SILENCE!!!
Ann is on the cover of this week’s People giving us an “Oh honey, sit down and put on a plastic poncho because I’m about to spill the tea all over the place” pose. But you don’t need to keep the burn cream handy because Ann’s tea ain’t boiling hot.
Remember Matt Lauer? He was the longtime host of NBC’s Today show? Then he joined the rest of the exiled celebrity creepsters. And it sounds like it wasn’t for an innocuous reason like not wanting coworkers to know he was goofing off by watching contouring tutorials on YouTube. Many of Lauer’s former coworkers have revealed their thoughts and feelings about Matt being exposed as an alleged lech. (Hell, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie got a People cover story out of it!) One of Matt’s more prominent colleagues in the industry (and his former co-host on Today for 15 years), Katie Couric, had kept quiet about Matt’s firing. Until now! People must
have photos to hang over people’s heads be incredibly persuasive because Katie spoke to them about Matt. And she has ALL the feelings.