Disgraced and axed Today Show host Matt Lauer is working on giving his soon to be ex-wife Annette Roque a multi-million dollar payout that could go as high as $20million.
Lauer is said to be ‘bending over backwards’ to give her everything she wants in the divorce agreement, as he feels guilty for cheating on her with multiple women at work, friends tell Page Six.
The host was fired by NBC in November as the #MeToo movement swelled and multiple women alleged varying degrees of sexual misconduct against him.
The couple are as of now getting along and are even spending time in their enormous, 12-bedroom Hamptons home as they work on the details of their divorce agreement, which is expected to be finalized soon.
‘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,’ the friend spills to Page Six.
Back in 2006, Roque filed for divorce citing ‘mental abuse, extreme mental and emotional distress, humiliation, torment and anxiety,’ after learning of Lauer’s infedelities.
However, she agreed to pull the divorce off the table and remain with him, as another source says because at the time, ‘Matt agreed to pay Annette a lump sum of millions back in 2006 as an incentive to stay with him to help him maintain his squeaky clean image as ‘America’s Dad.’