Matt Lauer Steps Out for Rare Public Date Night With Girlfriend Shamin Abas

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Matt Lauer Steps Out for Rare Public Date Night With Girlfriend Shamin Abas

Matt Lauer's private life just became a little more public.

Over the weekend, the former Today show co-anchor stepped out with his girlfriend Shamin Abas for a rare date night.

The duo was spotted holding hands as they went shopping on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of New York City.

Matt, 65, was dressed casually in jeans, a gray hoodie, black jacket and a beanie while Shamin, 53, wore a midi skirt, patterned top, jacket and heels.

Several months after Matt's divorce from Annette Roque was finalized in September 2019, the journalist began seeing Shamin, a PR executive. Since then, the pair has tried to stay out of the spotlight as they grow their romantic relationship.

In fact, one of their first—and only—times the couple was photographed together was when they vacationed together in New Zealand in late 2019.

Matt was previously married to Annette for 20 years and share three children including Jack, 21, Romy, 19 and Thijs, 16.

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They split in late 2017, shortly after Matt was fired from NBC over sexual harassment allegations. At the time, he apologized "to the people I have hurt."

Matt Lauer, Shamin Abas

He also said that some of the accusations made against him were "untrue or mischaracterized" but that "there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed."

In October 2021, Katie Couric revealed she has "no relationship" with her former co-worker, who she co-hosted Today with from 1997 to 2006.

"It took me a long time to process what was going on because the side of Matt I knew was the side of Matt I think you all knew," she told Today's Savannah Guthrie. "He was kind and generous and considerate, a good colleague and, as I got more information and learned what was going on behind the scenes, it was really upsetting."

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