Tragedy struck the Lauer-Roque household when news hit of Matt’s alleged sexual misconduct in the workplace. In the blink of an eye, the famed Today host was stuck in the center of a highly publicized mess that not only cost him his name and reputation, but also his marriage.
He and wife, Annette Roque, were married almost twenty years and share three children, Jack Matthew, Romy, and Thijs. Undoubtedly, the entire family suffered from the heartbreaking news that spread across the web like wildfire.
Shortly after the news was uncovered, Roque filed for divorce. In the papers, Roque claimed “mental abuse, extreme mental and emotional distress, humiliation, torment, and anxiety.” Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/08/15/matt-lauer-agrees-to-pay-annette-roque-up-to-20m-in-divorce.html) claims that she revoked these statements after they signed a postnup.
While it has been reported that the two are getting along amicably, one can only fathom the grave heartache that surrounds the splitting of a household and family.
It is reported that they are both still residing in their 12-bedroom home in the Hamptons, Strongheart Manor, until the divorce has been finalized.
Months have passed since then, and the truth is starting to surface. New reports have been released, detailing just what has been agreed upon between Lauer and Roque.
According to Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/08/15/matt-lauer-agrees-to-pay-annette-roque-up-to-20m-in-divorce.html) : “Lauer has already agreed to pay Roque, his wife of nearly 20 years, up to $20 million.”
A close family source also speaks out about the condition of the household now: “Things really have settled down. Matt and Annette are getting on and they’re both spending time with their kids. They hope to settle the divorce very soon.”
Our hope is that, despite the difficult circumstance that surrounds the family, forgiveness can be found and they can all move forward. We wish them all the best in the days and years to come.
What do you think about this? Do you think this is a fair settlement, considering everything that transpired?