Don’t hate the player, hate the game?
In addition to focusing on his professional life, the media is also poking its head into his personal affairs, specifically his 19-year marriage to wife Annette Roque!
A longtime friend tells People their relationship is far from perfect, and the two have endured their fair share of “struggles” through the years.
“By Matt’s own admission there were struggles and challenges with his wife… Like many couples, they struggled with a modern marriage.”
However, even before they got hitched, Roque was reportedly aware of Matt’s philandering ways. A former longtime colleague says:
“He was a player when she met him and she knew that… Even many years ago, he was a flirt, a philanderer. He did his thing.”
As we reported on Wednesday, the parents of three were both spotted without their wedding bands.
Roque filed for divorce from Lauer in 2006, but withdrew her petition three weeks later.
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