It has been a year since NBC fired Matt Lauer over his sexual harassment scandal, and the disgraced TV host is doing his best to stay out of the limelight. But given Lauer’s history in the front of the camera, sources say he is having a hard time adjusting to the quiet life.
“It has been hard for him. He went from being a super busy person to having nothing but time on his hands,” an insider shared. “He is not doing well.”
The source added that Lauer, who lost his job on the Today show in the fall of 2017, is not planning a comeback.
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Instead, Lauer is focusing on repairing his relationship with his children, who were devastated by the sexual misconduct allegations.
Lauer and his estranged wife, Annette Roque, are also working out the details on their divorce. The two are living under the same roof with all three of their children — Jack, Thijs, and Romy — until the divorce is finalized.
While Lauer is trying his best to keep a low profile, he still has a social life. According to People, Lauer goes out with friends on a regular basis and is trying to maintain the few friendships he still has.
NBC fired Lauer in November of 2017 after several women accused him of sexual harassment. The network initiated an internal investigation in which they found that Lauer assaulted at least one former employee.
After the news broke, Lauer issued a formal apology and confessed to sleeping with several staffers. He denied, however, the reports that he abused or coerced anyone into having sex.
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Although he is staying away from the media, inside sources claim that Lauer is dating. In fact, insiders say that Lauer is seeing several women and is looking to move on after what has been a tumultuous year.
Matt Lauer has not commented on the latest rumors surrounding his love life. He and Roque have yet to finalize their divorce, though reports indicate they are on the verge of a major settlement.