New details are surfacing about the rumor that Today Show host Matt Lauer allegedly fathered two kids with two different women while still married to wife Annette Roque.
An insider told InTouch Weekly that two unidentified women have given birth and claim Lauer, 59, is the father.
Lauer used to be the host of Today until he was fired earlier this month over sexual assault allegations.
The NBC insider told the publication that “all of Matt’s secrets are coming back to haunt him, and the most damaging one is the one he’s terrified of facing: that he has children out there with other women."
However, it doesn't seem to be too much of a secret because according to the insider, it was "a much-discussed topic for years" at NBC.
Though the women were not named, the insider said the fact he has two children out there with women other than his wife was known at NBC. It was also not specified how old these children would be.
“The running joke was, ‘How many apartments is Matt renting for his girlfriends?’ ” the insider told InTouch.
Another inside source said a former lover of Lauer’s left a pretty foul message on his dressing room mirror after their relationship didn’t end so well. The message read, “You f---ed me!”
Lauer’s rep denied the claim, saying it was “completely and provably false.”
The former host has been married to his wife, Annette, for 19 years, but word on the street is that their marriage may be over.
Annette’s father, Henri Roque, told the Daily Mail the couple was not going to stay together. “I have no words for her husband,” Roque said. “What he has done is bad. Everybody feels betrayed. She is not going to stay with him and work it out. They are not together trying to work it out.”
Lauer was fired from NBC in late November for sexual misconduct toward a colleague in 2014.
NBC News president Andrew Lack said he “received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”
Matt responded to the allegations against him, saying “some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.”
His wife is reportedly leaving him and has taken off her wedding ring.
According to Hollywood Life, she and Matt have been photographed in their Hamptons home and Annette is bearing a ring-less finger. The two live in the Hamptons with their three children, Jack, 16, Romy, 14, and Thijs, 11.
“Matt is doing his best to be a good, present father for his kids during this challenging time,” a source told Hollywood Life.
Annette may wait to file for divorce for their children’s sakes.
“Annette feels it is important for her children that the family stays together during this crisis with all of the accusations swirling around their father,” said a source to Hollywood Life. “Since Matt was fired, their home has been a tense environment and Annette is going to wait out the storm before moving on.”