Following his shocking firing from the Today show at the end of November, Matt and Annette, who have been married since 1998 and share three children together - 16-year-old and 11-year-old sons Jack and Thijs respectively and 14-year-old daughter Romy - are still together under one roof but are no longer wearing their wedding rings.
Former Today Host Matt Lauer Is 'Fighting to Save' His 19 Years Marriage with Annette Roque
And Matt is trying to save his marital relationship with Annette. A source told PEOPLE:
Matt “is fighting to save the marriage. He doesn’t want a divorce. Both of them, their first thought is their children.
Although they are working through the tension in their marriage, the couple doesn’t want to disrupt the lives of their three children, who are in school.
A second source who knows them said that former model Annette is “angry, so she took off her ring. She wanted him to take off his ring, too.”
It further added:
The kids are noticing this, but they’re being very open about this and explaining everything,
While the couple has currently been attempting to work through their differences, sources say:
no long-term decisions have been made” about the future of their marriage. They’re still taking it day by day.