In July 1997 the divorced Lauer met Annette Roque, a Dutch model, on a blind date. Just five months later they were engaged, and on October 3, 1998, they married in Water Mill, New York. They have a son, Jack Matthew (born 2001), and a daughter, Romy (born 2004).
In September 2006, while pregnant with their third child, Roque filed for divorce, citing cruel and inhumane treatment from Lauer, as well as Lauer demonstrating extreme anger and hostility toward her, according to the documents. The couple later reconciled. Their son Thijs was born in November 2006.
Liz, last night Tucker Carlson showed some hot mike video of Lauer telling Meredith Viera to lower her sweater so he could peek. What took me aback was his lack of humor; he was so dark in tone that it made my scalp jump! Amazing he lasted as long as he did.