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Matt Lauer’s Divorce: A Timeline of His Split From Annette Roque

Matt Lauer’s divorce from estranged wife Annette Roque has been a long time coming.

ET confirmed on Wednesday that 52-year-old Roque officially filed for divorce from 61-year-old Lauer in Suffolk County Court in New York on July 2. However, even before Lauer was shockingly fired from the Today show for inappropriate workplace behavior in November 2017, the two faced rumors about their relationship being strained. Let’s take a look back at their long process toward divorce.

September 2006: Roque files for divorce from Lauer but later reconciles

Roque, a model and equestrian, married Lauer in October 1998. But after almost eight years of marriage, she filed for divorce from him in September 2006, before eventually withdrawing the documents, according to The New York Daily News. According to paperwork first obtained by the National Enquirer, in the filing, Roque accused Lauer of “cruel and inhumane acts,” reportedly also claiming that Lauer was controlling about “even the smallest decisions,” and alleging that he showed “extreme anger and hostility” toward her.

The two eventually reconciled.

July 2016: Lauer denies he had an affair with Natalie Morales

Lauer’s sexual misconduct scandal wasn’t actually the first time he had been accused of being unfaithful to Roque. In 2016, he and his former Today co-anchor, Natalie Morales, denied rumors that they had an affair, which allegedly led her to leave the morning show.

“Every aspect of this story is untrue, and it’s frankly sad that someone would tell lies to harm everyone involved,” Lauer told The New York Post.

“There is absolutely no truth to this completely absurd story,” Morales added. “It is damaging, hurtful and extremely sexist. I have proven myself in all aspects of my job as a news professional and journalist, and am adding

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