Matt Lauer reportedly heading for divorce that'll cost him millions

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Matt Lauer and his wife Annette Roque are reportedly heading for divorce after 20 years of marrage -- and it could cost the disgraced former Today anchor greatly.

“The damage in this marriage can’t be fixed,” an unnamed source tells People.

Lauer was fired from his role at Today in November, amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Lauer, 60, and Roque, 51, initially met on a blind date, and married in 1998. They have three children together: 16-year-old son Jack, 14-year-old daughter Romy and 11-year-old son Thijs. The former model and avid equestrian previously filed for divorce from Lauer in 2006, citing "cruel and inhumane" behaviour that could harm her "physical and mental well-being," but withdrew the petition three weeks later. People cites a source that says Roque began "shopping for a divorce lawyer" again in 2014. 

Roque was photographed earlier this year on a getaway to the Netherlands, but has otherwise believed to be residing in her and Lauer's Hamptons home with their three children. People reported last week, however, the pair are "barely speaking."

Despite being shamefully terminated, Lauer racked up millions in his time at NBC, with Time reporting in November his career earnings to be over $100 million, and the New York Daily News stating in recent years he earned $25 million annually.

“Certainly if I were [Annette’s] lawyer I would be looking at getting something close to 50 percent” New York divorce attorney Bernard Post tells People.

But Judith Poller, who isn't involved with Lauer's case, but has worked on other high-profile divorces, says not to expect many details to be revealed.

“This is not going to get played out in the press,” she says.  “They’ll do everything quietly. My guess is she will get the Hamptons house and a chunk of cash, but no spousal support. He will pay child support.”

She adds that Lauer's admission of infidelity shouldn't effect what Roque gets, as in New York “you would only get more than 50 percent if his conduct was so egregious that it shocked the conscience of the court. Cheating may be sleazy, but it’s not shocking.”

Post adds their children may also help ensure the proceedings don't turn too nasty.

“Sometimes people can be very angry with each other but still work together with respect to the children,” she says. 

In April, Lauer released his first statement since just after he was initially terminated. 

“I fully acknowledge that I acted inappropriately as a husband, father and principal at NBC," he said. "However I want to make it perfectly clear that any allegations or reports of coercive, aggressive or abusive actions on my part, at any time, are absolutely false.”