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Matt Lauer agrees to multimillion-dollar divorce settlement: Report

Gibson Johns

Matt Lauer has reportedly agreed to a multimillion-dollar divorce settlement for estranged wife, Annette Roque, Page Six reports.

Nearly nine months after Lauer was fired from the "Today" show following accusations of sexual misconduct in the workplace, the disgraced television personality and his wife of two decades are reportedly "getting on" much better than they had previously been and are eager to finalize their divorce.

"Matt's bending over backwards to give Annette everything she wants because he feels so guilty," a source told Page Six. "Things have settled down. Matt and Annette are getting on and they're both spending time with their kids. They hope to settle the divorce soon."

The exes are reportedly both living in their 12-bedroom Hamptons mansion near Sag Harbor that Lauer bought from Richard Gere for $36.5 million back in 2016. Though things have "settled down" between the formerly contentious pair, the house could be a point of contention as they continue to iron out the details of their settlement.

"He would love the Hamptons home," a source said, adding that the property is his "dream home."

As Page Six notes, what could be pushing Lauer and Roque's divorce along more quickly could be the fact that they signed a "postnup" after Roque initially filed for divorce back in 2006 after she found out that Lauer had been unfaithful. Lauer persuaded her not to go through with the divorce filing, though.

"Matt agreed to pay Annette a lump sum of millions back in 2006 as an incentive to stay with him to help him maintain his squeaky clean image as 'America's Dad,'" a source said. "She also got an allowance every year, plus it was agreed that she would get a share of the value of all their homes if they did split."

The former "Today" anchor just sold his Manhattan apartment for more than its $7.35 million asking price, his other Sag Harbor home is on the market for $12.75 million and he still owns his $9.2 million farm in New Zealand.

Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are expected to have joint custody of their children, Jack, 17, Romy, 14, and Thijs, 11.