The once-divorced, 56-year-old broadcaster married Annette in 1998 and they have three children together.
Still, the marriage has been plagued for years by tabloid reports alleging rumored affairs and marital strife.
Now, Matt’s marriage is reportedly on the rocks, again, according to The National Enquirer.
While the tabloid has a spotty record for accuracy, this time, it’s quoting a source by name.
Nils Fonteijn, a reported friend of Annette’s mother, Johanna and step-father Dr. Dick Struijk, told the newspaper that they are “deeply upset.”
At issue continuing marital strife. “Her mother is frantic with worry,” he said. The parents have reportedly voiced concerns about the marriage in the past.
Annette has reportedly suffered from bouts of anorexia and post-partum depression.
The parents “suspect [Matt] could be fooling around again,” Fonteijn said. “Dr. Struijk, who doesn’t often use vulgarities, told me: ‘[Matt’s] brain is in his dick.”
Annette filed for divorce in 2006 while she was pregnant with their third child, but the couple reconciled and have stayed together.
Her reason: tabloids claimed Lauer had an affair with Natalie Morales while covering the 2006 Olympics in Italy.
Tabloid rumors have dogged Lauer every since. In 2008 and again in 2012, tabloids reported that Lauer had affairs and a secret love child with Morales.
Annette also reportedly threatened to divorce him if Morales was named co-anchor on NBC’s “Today,” the popular morning show he co-hosts, tabs claimed. And, also denied.
In November a year ago, Matt was peppered with tabloid reports that he had an affair with current co-host Savannah Guthrie. Both hotly denied the allegations.
Guthrie went on to marry her long-time beau Mike Feldman earlier this year, She gave birth to a girl in August. She is also once divorced.
Savannah replaced Ann Curry as co-host in 2012, and New York magazine later reported that Lauer had engineered her ouster.
“Everybody at NBC, everybody at the Today show, everybody understood that Ann was kicked out of her position because Matt didn’t want her there,” a prominent NBC staffer told the magazine. “That’s why it was so personal between Ann and Matt.”
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