Matt Lauer's Father-in-Law Speaks Out, Says His Daughter Annette Roque 'Will Not Stay With' Disgraced Newsman

Matt Lauer's wife, Annette Roque, has yet to comment on the sexual misconduct allegations against her husband, but her father says "everybody feels betrayed."

On Wednesday, Annette was spotted without her wedding ring while running errands in Sag Harbor, New York, where the couple resides.

Meanwhile, her 76-year-old father, Henri Roque, spoke with the Daily Mail about how his daughter and three grandchildren are coping after Lauer was fired from the Today show last week. 

"I have no words for her husband. What he has done is bad," Henri says. "She is not going to stay with him and work it out. They are not together trying to work it out."

As for Annette's disposition during this time, her father -- who lives in an apartment near Amsterdam -- adds, "She is feeling shocked and she is now having sorrow for her children. Me too. Everybody is feeling quite sad. There are also the kids, I don’t know what she’s doing or who they are going to stay with."

Henri claims he spoke with his daughter on Sunday and says he feels "s**t about the whole thing."

"The situation is so bad. I have met Matt, he was a nice guy," he continues. "I feel kind of betrayed. It’s my own daughter. I don’t know how the kids are doing."

Earlier this week, a source told ET that Lauer and his wife were already living separate lives before the sexual misconduct allegations were made public. 

“Matt and Annette lived separately, with Matt spending many nights in his Manhattan apartment," the source said. 

The two have been married since 1998, and were last seen publicly with each other in September, smiling during a lunch date in New York City.

Still, their 19-year marriage hasn't been without issues, including tabloid rumors of Lauer allegedly engaging in extramarital affairs, which he has denied. Annette also reportedly filed for divorce against her husband in September 2006, before eventually withdrawing the documents and reconciling, according to The New York Daily News. According to paperwork first obtained by the National Enquirer, in the filing, Annette accused her husband of "cruel and inhumane acts," reportedly also claiming that Lauer was controlling about "even the smallest decisions," and alleging that he showed "extreme anger and hostility" towards her.

Meanwhile, Lauer's ex-wife, Nancy Alspaugh, who was married to Lauer from 1981 to 1988, only had good things to say about the 59-year-old newsman when ET spoke with her last week.

Here's our exclusive interview with Alspaugh:

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