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Matt Lauer’s Wife Plans To Win Bigly In Divorce Suit

Matt Lauer and Annette Roque in 2013. Image by Getty

Annette Roque, the wife of disgraced NBC anchor Matt Lauer, is lawyering up for the couple’s impending divorce battle — and plans to win bigly, Page Six reported.

Roque, a former model, was seen visiting the New York offices of Latham & Watkins, the world’s highest grossing law firm.

Lauer was accused in November of sexual harassment and bullying by several NBC employees and fired from his job as co-host of NBC’s Today program.

Roque once tried to divorce Lauer in 2006, citing “cruel and inhumane acts” and his demonstrating “extreme anger and hostility towards [Roque].” That suit reportedly ended in a post-nuptial agreement guaranteeing Roque millions of dollars.

But a source told Page Six that because of the public humiliation she has endured after Lauer’s accusations and firing she will likely seek a much larger settlement than what is contained in the post-nup.

Lauer was making $25 million a year after renewing his contract in 2016.

Contact Ari Feldman at [email protected] or on Twitter @aefeldman

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