Matt Lauer to pay $20 million to estranged wife Annette Roque, humiliated by sexual misconduct allegations and rumors of infidelity

Matt Lauer will pay his future ex-wife up to $20 million as part of their divorce settlement, Page Six reports.

Friends reportedly told Page Six that Lauer is “bending over backwards” to satisfy Annette Roque’s demands in a split that followed an explosive report late last year of Lauer’s alleged ongoing sexual misconduct while he hosted the Today show at NBC.

According to the report, Lauer has already agreed to pay Roque $20 million dollars, though the divorce agreement is not finalized.

The new report also suggests that tensions have settled down between the estranged spouses, and that they are getting along amicably and spending time together with their children in the Hamptons.

“Things really have settled down,” an unidentified source told Page Six.

“Matt and Annette are getting on and they’re both spending time with their kids. They hope to settle the divorce very soon.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Roque previously took steps to end the marriage: In 2006, when she was seven months pregnant, she filed divorce papers accusing Lauer of “cruel and inhumane” treatment. Lauer reportedly offered her $5 million to stay in the marriage. Roque withdrew the divorce papers before she gave birth two months later.

Page Six reports that the estranged couple has not determined who will get their massive Sag Harbor estate, which Lauer reportedly bought from Richard Gere for $36.5 million in 2016.


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