Matt Lauer and wife Annette Roque step out without wedding rings

Craig Melvin attends the 5th Annual Save The Children Illumination Gala at The American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday Oct. 18 2017 in New York

Meanwhile. according to a Page Six report, Lauer's "intense jealousy" over any potential rivals has left the network with no male contenders.

Matt Lauer and wife Annette Roque are no longer wearing their wedding rings, a week after the "Today" host was sacked amid sexual assault accusations.

(BROADCAST - OUT) of the United States poses for a photo on the Today show set on Copacabana Beach on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Entertainment Tonight reports Craig Melvin, host of "MSNBC Live" weekdays and co-host of NBC's "Today" on Saturdays, is in the running for the job.

As for the possibility that Hoda Kotb would replace Lauer, our source says that would be "highly doubtful", as Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford's Today hour is already a huge success, and they wouldn't want to change the dynamic.

Camera IconMatt Lauer and Annette Roque in 2004. Roque was spotted dropping off her three children with Lauer at school and reportedly was not wearing her wedding ring.

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"I have no words for her husband".

"The running joke was, 'How many apartments is Matt renting for his girlfriends?' " the NBC insider tells In Touch of the disgraced former newsman who was sacked from the Today show over allegations of sexual misconduct.

In September 2006, Roque filed for divorce, citing "cruel and inhumane" behavior, but the ccouple reconciled. "To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry", the statement read.

Lauer continued, "Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed". "I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly".

"The reason people are so upset and people are crying on our staff, which is like 80 percent women, is because he was really loved and treated people really well. Me too. Everybody is feeling quite sad", adding, "There are also the kids, I don't know what she's doing or who they are going to stay with".

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