Television personality Matt Lauer, who got fired due to allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct last month, reportedly offered a big amount to his wife Annette Roque in order to call off their divorce.
Matt had Annette, who is a model, sign a post-nuptial agreement that allowed her to get $5 million if she called off the divorce.
In 2006, Annette, who was pregnant with their third child Thijs Lauer at that time, filed for divorce from Matt following his alleged affair with Today show correspondent Natalie Morales when the duo was assigned for the Winter Olympics in Italy, according to aceshowbiz.com.
Matt Lauer Reportedly offered $5 million to Wife Annette Roque to Call off Their Divorce
However, Annette cited "cruel inhuman" treatment as the reason for their divorce. According to court papers leaked in 2014:
Defendant has continuously and repeatedly given higher priority to personal interests than his family obligations to plaintiff, causing plaintiff to feel abandoned, isolated and alone in raising the parties' children,
Claiming that the couple had reconciled, Annette withdrew her divorce three weeks later. They had been living separately for the last decade.
Sources told the site that former Victoria's Secret and J. Crew model Annette stays at the couple's properties in ritzy Sag Harbor, Long Island, while Matt remains in their Park Avenue apartment during the week.
As previously reported, Matt was fired by NBC after an employee met NBC News' human resource, accusing him of inviting her to his hotel room late at night while covering the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014.