Who is Thijs Lauer?
Born to Matt Lauer and his wife Annette Roque, Thijs is the youngest child of the famous TV personality and model. If you want to find more about Thijs, then stay with us for a while as we will share all there is to know about this rising star. Thijs Lauer was born on the 28th November 2006, in New York USA, and for now, he is only known as the son of Matt and Annette. He is still focused on education, and hasn’t decided which profession he will pursue.
Thijs Lauer Wiki: Childhood, Parents, Siblings
Actually, during Annette’s pregnancy with Thijs, she and Matt were on the verge of divorce. Matt was focused on his career instead of family, and neglected Annette and their children born before Thijs. However, they reconciled just one month before his birth, and since then have been together until most recently, when Annette filed for divorce alleging Matt’s infidelity, and she is now awaiting the finalization, through which she could receive almost $20 million as settlement. Thijs has two older siblings, a brother Jack born in 2001 and a sister Romy born in 2003. For now, Thijs’ life remains a mystery to the outer world, as Matt and his soon to be ex-wife, Annette have decided to keep the lives of their children hidden from the media. The Lauer family resides in the Hamptons, in a 14,000-square-foot house. Thijs goes to a nearby middle school, and is yet to start high school.
Thijs Lauer Father, Matt Lauer
Now that we have shared all there is about Matt’s youngest child, let’s share some information about this successful journalist and television host, from his childhood to most recent career endeavors. Born Matthew Todd Lauer on the 30th December 1957, in New York, USA he is a television host, journalist and news anchor, who came to prominence as the co-host of NBC’s show “Today” over 20 years, until he was fired in November 2017 as a consequence of sexual harassment allegations from female colleagues. During his time on NBC, he also contributed to the show “Dateline NBC”, among other.
Matt Lauer Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Matt is the son of Jay Robert Lauer, who was a bicycle company executive, and his wife Marilyn who was a businesswoman, and owned a boutique. His parents divorced when he was a child. After finishing high school, Matt enrolled at Ohio University, where he studied at the school’s Scripps College of Communication, but dropped out in 1979 to focus on his career. Nevertheless, he returned to Ohio University, and got his undergraduate degree when he was 39 years old.
His career started in 1979 when he joined WOWK-TV with headquarters in Huntington, West Virginia, as a producer of the noon newscast for the station. Before the next year started, Matt was already on air, hosting the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. However, tired of the one-dimensional job, he started traveling across the US, searching for other jobs, and worked in Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, and Richmond, before settling in New York in a job at WNEW-TV. He remained at the station from 1984 to 1989, hosting several shows, including “Made In New York” alongside Jill Rappaport, and “Fame, Fortune, and Romance”, among others.
In 1989 he joined WWOR-TV, and would slowly reach mainstream television, including the USA Network, Travel Channel and WNBC, where he was co-anchor of the early weekday news show “Today in New York”, next to Jane Hanson.
Rise to Prominence
His work for WNBC gave him opportunities to transfer slowly to NBC, which he used, and in 1992 he made his first appearance on air as a fill-in anchor on “The Today Show”, substituting Margaret Larson. It was in 1994 that he officially became the news anchor on “The Today Show”, while in 1997 he was named “The Today Show” co-anchor, which he held until November 2017. From 1998 he hosted “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, and “Christmas in Rockefeller Center”. During his time on NBC, Matt became a prominent host and news anchor, conducting interviews with a number of high-profile people, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prince William, Prince Harry and Charlie Sheen, during which interview this TV and film star revealed his HIV diagnosis.
Sexual Harassment Allegation and Firing from NBC
During the Winter Olympics 2014 held in Sochi, Russia, Matt was a part of the NBC team, and it was during this time that he allegedly made his first sexual move on an unidentified female NBC employee. His harassment continued once the team returned to the US, and in November 2017 he was fired from the network. Since then, Matt has withdrawn from the public eye, including deleting his social media accounts.
Matt Lauer Personal Life and Net Worth
Before marrying Annette, Matt was married to Nancy Alspaugh from 1981 until 1987. The two didn’t have children together and their split was amicable. He and Annette met on a blind date set up by Maria Santoro, and just five months into their relationship, the couple married at a wedding ceremony on 3rd October 1998, at Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church on Long Island, with just around 100 people in attendance. If you wondered how rich Matt Lauer is, well, as of late 2018, Lauer’s net worth is authoritatively estimated at over $60 million. his annual salary at NBC was around $20 million.
Thijs Lauer Mother, Annette Roque
We will also share some details about Thijs mother, Annette Roque.
Annette was born in December 1966 in the Netherlands, in a small town near Amsterdam. Her mother is Dutch, while her father is Indonesian – her exotic looks caught the attention of the modeling agent Patrick Lemire. She was 22 when he launched her modeling career, and in a short span of time became a prominent model in Europe, under the name Jade, and would become the face of numerous European cosmetic brands, and later appeared as a model in J. Crew and Victoria’s Secret catalogs.
She loves horses and has started the Bright Side Farm, which includes 36 stalls with horses. She has passed her love for horses to her children, including on to Matt.