Former Today Show anchor Matt Lauer’s first wife, Nancy Alspaugh, recently spoke about her former husband. The screenwriter and author commented to In Touch Weekly about how Lauer has been since his very public firing and divorce and touched on his rumored relationship with Shamin Abas.
Alspaugh shared that Lauer is “doing great” following the recent turmoil in the anchor’s life. The former Today Show star was fired after several sexual assault allegations came to light in 2017. Lauer also went through a public divorce with his second wife, Annette Roque, which was finalized just recently after two years. Lauer and Roque share three children together: Jack Matthew Lauer, 18, Romy Lauer, 15, and Thijs Lauer, 12.
Alspaugh “still talks” to her former husband. The two were married from 1981 to 1988 and didn’t have any children. The author told the outlet that years after the scandal, Lauer is doing better and that he’s “in a good place.”
“He’s very happy with his new life.”
Part of that “new life” may include a new relationship. Rumors have swirled that Lauer is dating public relations executive, Shamin. As The Inquisitr recently reported, Lauer was spotted recently on his boat, Resilient, with a woman that looked very similar to the brunette. The two have been linked since late last year.
Alspaugh admittedly doesn’t discuss love interests with her ex.
“I don’t talk to him about his relationship with Shamin, but he’s very happy.”
The author has been a vocal supporter of her ex-husband and in interviews since the scandal has remained positive about Lauer’s future.
“I see him starting a new life and career. He is too talented not to have a great career. He made mistakes, but he can move on and upward,” Alspaugh told ET back in 2018
Lauer and Alspaugh have not seen one another recently. She lives on the west coast in Los Angeles, California, and Lauer is currently staying in the Hamptons. The author did hint that the two may catch up next time the former anchor is out her way.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, After laying low for a while, Lauer has been in public a little more recently. Besides being spotted aboard Resilient, the former Today Show star recently wrote an op-ed where he claimed that he was “falsely accused.” The fallen anchor has also been eyeing a comeback and was hoping to sit down for a television tell-all. The 62-year-old believed that empty studios caused by the coronavirus would work in his favor and produce a “less hostile venue” for the talk.