What Happened With the Matt and Natalie Affair?
Matt Lauer and Natalie Morales are rumored to have had an affair while covering the 2006 Winter Olympics. It is also rumored that Matt Lauer has a love child with Natalie Morales. As of July 2015, the rumors have not been confirmed.
Lauer is a television journalist, popular for hosting “The Today Show” on NBC. He also contributes to "Dateline NBC." He divorced his first wife Nancy Alspaugh in 1988. As of July 2015, he is married to Annette Roque and has three children.
Morales, a journalist and anchor at NBC, is part of “The Today Show.” She also appears on "NBC Nightly News" and "Dateline NBC." She is married to Joseph Rhodes and has two children from the marriage.
Lauer and Morales covered the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy. It was rumored that Lauer and Morales had an affair at the time. Lauer and Morales denied the claims, but the rumors prompted Lauer’s wife Roque to file for divorce. Roque later withdrew the divorce petition.
In 2008, it was rumored that Lauer was the father of Morales’ second child. The allegation arose again in 2012. Neither Lauer nor Morales has made an official statement on the allegation.
In 2012, the media reported that Roque had given an ultimatum to Lauer, threatening him with divorce if Morales was hired as co-anchor on “The Today Show.” Morales was not hired for any open co-anchor position.