Matt Lauer’s private struggle
Matt Lauer once was a “super busy” person, anchoring the “Today” show, flying around the world to cover Olympics competitions in Russia and Rio de Janeiro, schmoozing with New York’s media elite and, unfortunately for the people around him, getting into allegedly inappropriate situations with multiple female colleagues.
But since getting fired from NBC a year ago for alleged sexual misconduct, Lauer is struggling to cope with his new normal.
“It has been hard for him,” a source told People. “He went from being a super busy person to having nothing but time on his hands.” The source added: “He is not doing well.”
After being fired, Lauer,
60, exiled himself to one of his properties in the Hamptons. Since then, he has continued to finalize his divorce from wife Annette Roque. Page Six reports he and Roque still occupy their 12-bedroom mansion. They co-parent their three children, Jack,
17, Romy, 14, and Thijs,
11. Lauer has agreed to pay his wife of nearly 20 years $20 million, Page Six reported in August.
Lauer’s focus is on maintaining his relationship with his kids, People added. Despite previous reports that Lauer was eager to make a career comeback, sources said that’s not the case.