Matt Lauer Girlfriend: Who is Shamin Abas?
Matt Lauer and his girlfriend Shamin Abas are in love. The former “Today” show host who was in trouble and the marketing expert is still going strong. They've been together for three years.
Not too long ago, the paparazzi took pictures of Matt and his girlfriend Shamin while they were out on a romantic date night in New York City. Keep scrolling to find out more about their most recent trip.
All About Matt Lauer and His Girlfriend Shamin Abas
Matt and Shamin were recently photographed on a date night in New York City while holding hands. On Saturday, January 28, 2023, a couple of more than three years were seen having fun together.
Photos that Page Six got show that they had a romantic date night on the Upper East Side of New York City. During their date night, they stayed close and walked down Madison Avenue holding hands.
Matt chose to wear a hooded sweatshirt for his date night. He wore it over a baby blue collared button-down shirt and under a black sport coat. He finished off his cosy outfit with a grey beanie, black dress shoes, and dark blue jeans. In the pictures, he was holding his girlfriend's hand in one hand and his phone and a shopping bag in the other.
On the other hand, Shamin wore a mustard yellow outfit with a peacoat, a blouse with a black-and-white pattern, and a tea-length skirt. She added a pair of stylish pumps and a black clutch to finish off her look.
When Did Matt Lauer and Shamin Abas Begin Dating?
For those who don't know, the talk show host and the “marking guru,” who have been close friends for more than a decade, started dating in 2019. Several sources say that they met through friends they both had.
Late in 2019, Matt and Shamin started dating after NBC fired him for a series of sexual misconduct claims that ended his TV career. After he got divorced from his wife of 20 years, Annette Roque, he fell in love with Abas.
We have to say that Shamin and Matt's ex-girlfriend Annette look a lot alike. On December 19, In Touch said that the couple was seen for the first time getting on a flight to New Zealand together.
Then, an insider told Page Six, “Matt and Shamin have known each other for a long time because they both spend a lot of time in the Hamptons. They just started dating recently, and she is a beautiful woman.”
About Shamin Abas
Shamin Abas is an entrepreneur with a background in marketing. She works with famous people all the time, and her job takes her all over the world. She lives in New York at the moment.
According to their official website for Shamin, she “launched her eponymous communications firm in 2005, which works exclusively with ultra-luxury brands that cater to Very-High-Net-Worth and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals, building an unmatched reputation in the affluent lifestyle marketing arena.”
The Welsh-born PR and marketing executive who sits on The Luxury Council at NYU Stern School of Business and is Co-Founder of the UHNW Symposium said that she chooses projects “on a selective basis that range from business development planning with the executive team to designing and producing money can't buy experiences that draw, engage, and wow even the hardest to impress individuals.”
People magazine quoted a close friend as saying, “She is a hardworking businesswoman who loves to work. She is self-sufficient and has made a good life for herself.”
Has Shamin Abas Ever Been Married?
The answer to the question above is a resounding “yes.” Shamin Abas has been married twice before, just like her boyfriend of 3 years, Matt Lauer. From 1981 to 1988, Lauer was married to the screenwriter Nancy Alspaugh.
Matt moved on with his life with former model Annette Roque after he broke up with his first wife. In 1998, Matt and Annette walked down the aisle. Before getting divorced in 2019, they had been together for 20 years.
Matt and Roque broke up in 2017 after Lauer was fired by NBC because of several complaints about his sexual behaviour at work. After two years, the divorce was finalised. At the time, Page Six said that Matt had agreed to settle with Annette by giving her their Hamptons house and paying her up to $20 million.
They have three children together. Lauer and Annette were married for almost 20 years. During that time, they had three children. In 2001, their first child, a son named Jack, was born. In 2003, they had their second child, a son named Otis. In 2006, they had a daughter named Romy.
Abas, on the other hand, has been married twice as well. People say that she first got married to a dentist in Detroit, and then soon after, she married a nightclub owner named Frank Cilione.
Shamin Abas Says That She is “Very Happy” With Matt Lauer
You did read that correctly. Matt was fired by NBC in 2017 for “inappropriate sexual behaviour at work.” This was almost 4 years ago. After two years, he got a divorce from Annette Roque, who is now his ex-wife.
At that time, a close friend of the PR executive told People magazine that she was “very happy” with Lauer. “They are both happy and busy with their own lives and with each other,” a source said. They are interested in many of the same things.”