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Matt Lauer offered wife $5mn to call off divorce

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

TV anchor Matt Lauer, who got fired due to allegations of sexual misconduct last month, reportedly offered a heavy amount to his wife Annette Roque to call off their divorce.

Lauer had Roque, who is also a model, sign a post-nuptial agreement which allowed her to get $5 million if she called off the divorce.

In 2006, Roque, who was pregnant with their third child Thijs Lauer at that time, filed for divorce from Lauer following his alleged affair with "Today" show correspondent Natalie Morales when the two were assigned for the Winter Olympics in Italy, reports aceshowbiz.com.

However, Roque, cited "cruel inhuman" treatment as the reason of their divorce.

According to court papers leaked in 2014: "Defendant has continuously and repeatedly given higher priority to personal interests than his family obligations to plaintiff, causing plaintiff to feel abandoned, isolated and alone in raising the parties' children,"

Claiming that the pair had reconciled, Roque withdrew her divorce three weeks later.

The couple had been living separately for the last decade.

Sources told the site that Roque, a former Victoria's Secret and J. Crew model, stays at the couple's properties in ritzy Sag Harbor, Long Island, while Lauer remains in their Park Avenue apartment during the week.

Lauer was fired by NBC after an employee met NBC News' human resource, allegedly accusing Lauer of inviting her to his hotel room late at night while covering the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 11:58 IST
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