Matt Lauer and girlfriend Shameen Abbas are still going strong.
The couple stepped out together for a date night in New York City over the weekend. the former today The anchor, 65, looked casual in jeans, a gray hoodie, black jacket and beanie, while the PR executive, 53, wore a midi skirt, patterned top, jacket and heels.
“Matt and Shaman are excited and serious about each other,” a source told People of the couple. “They had a good solid foundation as friends and in business when they started dating, and the romance has grown over the years.”
“They are happy and both busy with their lives, as well as together,” the source adds. “They have many of the same interests.”
Another source tells People that the couple is living a low-key life together.
“They try and stay out of the limelight but are happy together and not interested in the high life,” says the source. “They’re off the radar and low-key. They’re enjoying their lives.”
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Jason Campion/Getty; Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan/Getty Matt Lauer, Shamin Abbas
The couple’s exit comes after a source told People in November that the TV personality has continued to strengthen his inner circle five years after stepping down. today to show
The source shared that Lauer has “fallen out of several relationships over the past year,” particularly after his former co-host Katie Couric’s memoir came out. going there.
“He was really upset by Katie Couric’s book,” the source revealed. “His confidence level has just gone down with a lot of people he considers friends and a lot of that was because of Katie’s book, and because it’s painful to talk to people from his past.”
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In 2021, another source shared with People that Abbas was “very happy” in her relationship with Lauer. The couple met through work about 20 years ago and have remained friends. After Lauer’s divorce from ex-wife Annette Roque in 2019, he and Abbas began dating.
Lauer and Abbas both live in New York and spend time with each other in between their work trips, according to the source, who added: “She is a dedicated businesswoman who loves work, is independent. And he has made a good living for himself.”
The source added that Abbas supports Lauer “in every way” and that his mistakes do not affect her business.
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Lauer was fired by NBC in November 2017 after a former network employee, later identified as Brooke Newell, reported that she had sexually harassed him. Several other women faced similar charges shortly after.
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Nevilles went public with Ronan Farrow for his 2019 book Capture and Kill: Lies, Spies, and Conspiracy to Protect Predators. To Farrow, Nevilles alleged that Lauer sexually assaulted her in her hotel room at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where she was working for NBC’s Meredith Vera. Lauer has insisted that all of his visits were consensual.