Matt Lauer
Matt Lauer has kept a low profile since being fired by NBC. The journalist is pictured attending The Rolling Stones celebrate the North American debut of Exhibitionism on Nov. 15, 2016 in New York City. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

There have been several reports suggesting Matt Lauer plans to make a comeback months after was he was fired from NBC over a sexual harassment complaint. However, those close to the anchor revealed he has intentionally avoided the spotlight amid his scandal and rumored divorce negotiations with Annette Roque.

The estranged couple, who first wed in 1998, is reportedly in a better place compared to when accusations about Lauer’s inappropriate behavior in the workplace first surfaced. Although the two are expected to eventually end their marriage, it doesn’t mean the journalist plans to pay his wife millions of dollars in a divorce settlement.

A source told People Lauer and Roque have not agreed on a specific payout amount. “They’re still working out the division of the assets, though nothing is final. There’s no $20 million figure that’s been worked out yet,” the insider shared.

However, they have made some progress towards their ultimate goal. “The divorce isn’t final, but they’re still proceeding with it, and it should be finalized before too long,” the source revealed.

In the meantime, Lauer has turned his attention to his three kids--sons Jack, 17, and Thijs, 11, and daughter Romy, 14. “He’s been staying close to home and focusing all his energy on the kids. If he does go out, it’s for them.”

Outside of his children, the journalist appears to have cut off communication with those in his inner circle. “Matt doesn’t really socialize much with his friends anymore,” an insider explained.

In July, a source told Us Weekly Lauer was eager for a fresh start. “He is ready to move on with his life and truly believes that a television comeback is possible,” the insider explained.

The Lauer confidante went on to suggest the former “Today” show anchor would shell out $50 million to Roque in a divorce settlement which included property, animals and a one-time payout instead of child support.

“She will receive the horse farm, their current residence and a one-time payment of $25 million. There will be no child or spousal support and they will split the costs for the kids,” the source said at the time.

Neither Roque nor Lauer has commented on the state of their marriage amid divorce rumors.

Matt Lauer and Annette Roqu
Matt Lauer and Annette Roque have not reached a divorce settlement. The stars are pictured attending the Tribeca Ball on April 8, 2013 in New York City. Jemal Countess/Getty Images