Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are officially divorcing

Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are officially divorcing.

The model filed papers with the Suffolk County Court, New York, to officially end her marriage former 'The Today Show' host, who was fired from his presenting post in 2015 amid sexual misconduct allegations, USA Today reports.

In April last year, Lauer claimed he'd tried to "protect" his family from "embarrassment" by staying silent about allegations of sexual misconduct.

He admitted he had "acted inappropriately", but he also insisted that many of the allegations made against him are "absolutely false".

He said in a statement: "I have made no public comments on the many false stories from anonymous or biased sources that have been reported about me over these past several months. I remained silent in an attempt to protect my family from further embarrassment and to restore a small degree of the privacy they have lost. But defending my family now requires me to speak up. I fully acknowledge that I acted inappropriately as a husband, father and principal at NBC. 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."

Lauer was fired from his job on the show, when it was alleged that he had sexually harassed an intern during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, back in 2014. A number of other women have come forward to make similar complaints.

Shortly after he was fired, Lauer released a statement in which he admitted to being sorry for his past mistakes, but he also insisted that some of the accusations were untrue, adding: "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 realise the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. 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."

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