March 22, 2023

Who Is Annette Roque (Matt Lauer Wife) Wiki, Bio, Age, Children, Net Worth, Divorce

Annette Roque is a Dutch model, equestrian and the wife of Matt Lauer. She co-owns and manages Bright Side Farm, a horse farm in the Hamptons completed in 2013. She filed for divorce from Matt on July 9, 2019.

As a model in the 1980s and 1990s, Roque was known professionally as “Jade Roque”. She appeared widely in European cosmetics ads, and in the J. Crew and Victoria’s Secret catalogs in the United States. Roque was a Revlon “spokesmodel”.


Annette is 52 years old; she was born in December 1966 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Annette was born to Henri Roque and Johanna Struijk. Her mother is Dutch and her father is Indonesian.

Annette Roque Husband

Annette is the wife of Matt Lauer who is a former American television news anchor. He was the co-host of NBC’s Today show from 1997 to 2017, and a contributor for Dateline NBC. The couple met in July 1997 on a blind date. Matt proposed after five months of dating and the two wed in Water Mill, New York, on 3 October 1998. The couple separated in 2018 following a series of sexual assault allegations against Lauer.

Annette Roque Children

Annette together with her husband Matt has three children together; Jack Matthew Lauer (born on June 26, 2001), daughter Romy Lauer (b. October 2, 2003), and son Thijs Lauer (b. November 28, 2006).

Annette Roque Divorce

Annette filed for divorce in September 2006, citing cruel and inhumane treatment from Lauer. They later reconciled.

On July 9, 2019 Roque filled for divorce from her estranged husband in Suffolk County, New York. The news was confirmed by Lucian Chalfen, director of public information for the New York State Unified Court System

“The case, which is an uncontested matrimonial, was filed on July 9th in State Supreme Court in Suffolk County, New York and is awaiting judicial review of the agreement. Upon a judge’s signature, it will be sent to the court clerk’s office to be entered. The process could take up to a few months.”