One need not believe any salacious rumors about Matt Lauer in order to think he's a creep and a loser and possibly a criminal.
Following reports from verifiable sources such as Variety and The New York Times about his sexual misconduct at NBC, Lauer admitted there was a lot of "truth" in these stories.
The guy clearly sucks.
But a new piece of gossip is making the rounds that makes us wonder whether Lauer may suck even more than we originally thought.
According to In Touch Weekly, the former Today Show host fathered not one, but TWO women out of wedlock.
An anonymous insider says in the latest issue of this supermarket tabloid that Lauer was known to have carried on plenty of affairs during his second marriage.
Moreover, and most troubling of all in this regard....
"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," this source claims.
He or she even says the alleged love children were "a much-discussed topic for years" at NBC.
It's certainly not news that Lauer and his wife of 19 years, Annette Roque, have had their issues.
Roque even filed for divorce about a decade ago before changing her mind.
Numerous outlets have claimed the two live apart, with Roque and the couple's three kids based in Long Island and Lauer in New York City.
“He was a player when she met him and she knew that,” an ex-colleague told People Magazine this week of Lauer and Roque's take on him, adding:
“Even many years ago, he was a flirt, a philanderer. He did his thing.”
But did that thing lead to multiple kids out of wedlock?
Lauer's rep has denied this allegation.
Nevertheless, the journalist's marriage might be over... as soon as this month, Hollywood Life has written.
Annette’s father, Henri, told Daily Mail something similar, stating that his daughter “is not going to stay with [Matt] and work it out. What he has done is bad.”
That's for sure.
And that's without any acknowledgment that this latest rumor is true.
Lauer is accused of gifting co-workers with sex toys and demanding sex from them.
He was dismissed by NBC early last week and has basically admitted that he acted in some pretty terrible ways over the years.
This was the statement he released two days after his firing:
There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.
As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.
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.
I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.
Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job.
The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love.
I thank them for their patience and grace.