LAUER’S LONG-SUFFERING SPOUSE POISED FOR HIKE!

LAUER’S LONG-SUFFERING SPOUSE POISED FOR HIKE!
Photography by: SPLASH

Former model ANNETTE ROQUE – who’s admitted to friends she and “Today” host/hubby MATT LAUER would’ve split years ago if not for their three children – just dropped a bombshell, telling her inner circle she’s finally calling it quits because his playboy ways are making headlines AGAIN!

Said a pal: “Annette says she’s now ready to pull the plug. She’d helped Matt endure the public beating he took for helping orchestrate co-host ANN CURRY’s firing – and the show’s shocking ratings drop – but he’s emboldened again, thanks to his fat contract extension and rising ratings. Matt’s playboy ways are re-surfacing!”

ENQUIRER photos shot in July busted him cruising on his yacht with a smoking hot mystery blonde. An eyewitness said the babe ducked her head when she spotted the photog, and “Matt also acted like he’d been busted ... he quickly pulled his boat back to a dock and dropped the lady off!”

Matt’s racked up a notorious history of cheating. In 2000, years after their wedding, Annette finally learned he’d cheated – even during their engagement –with a 26-year-old named JESSICA THORMAN. And in 2006, Annette filed for divorce amid rumors he’d hooked up with “Today” colleague NATALIE MORALES.

Said the friend: “A divorce is actually the last thing Matt wants – it could kill his already-waning popularity – but she seems adamant.” Stay tuned.