You win some, you lose some? With Matt Lauer and Annette Roque’s marriage coming to an end, it all comes down to how they’re splitting up assets in their divorce settlement. Annette, 52, apparently stands to secure quite the bag in the end — a lump sum to the tune of around $25 million, according to Us Weekly.
A source told the outlet the former couple of 21 years will divide up their properties — Annette will keep the Hamptons horse farm, while Matt, 61, will get their New Zealand land. Add in the huge pile of money the former model may get from the controversial former NBC host, and it seems like she’ll have more than enough to walk away from this situation standing tall.
Meanwhile, joint custody is in the duo’s future when it comes to the children they share — Romy, 15 and Thijs, 12 — according to Us Weekly. (They also have another son, Jack, but he’s 18 years old.) The couple will “contribute equally to expenses” as well, the source claimed.
The insider also revealed that the estranged couple is in a “very amicable place” amid the proceedings. But when it comes to other aspects of Matt’s life, he’s apparently not doing so well.
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“It’s hard to imagine how things could get worse,” for Matt, a source told In Touch Weekly exclusively in early June. “Matt’s going through a really tough time. The divorce is costing him a fortune.”
The insider added that the former talk show host is, “Used to love living the high life, splashing out on cars, properties, clothes and expensive dinners. But now Matt has to cut back and be on a tight budget, which is a real shock to the system for him.” Perhaps if he had avoided the alleged behavior that led to his sexual harassment allegations, he wouldn’t be in this position. Who knows if he and Annette may have otherwise been in it for the long haul?
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