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Who is Shamin Abas? Everything About Matt Lauer’s Girlfriend

Love is in the air for Matt Lauer and his girlfriend Shamin Abas! The embattled former “Today” show host and the marketing whiz are still going strong. They have been dating for 3 years now.

Not long ago, Matt and his ladylove Shamin were photographed by the paps while out and about on a romantic date night in New York City. Keep scrolling further to know more deets about their latest outing.

All about the latest outing of Matt Lauer and his girlfriend Shamin Abas

Matt and Shamin were recently snapped together while holding hands on a date night in New York City. The couple of more than three years was seen having a good time together on Saturday, January 28, 2023.

As per the photos obtained by Page Six, the two of them enjoyed a romantic date night on New York City’s Upper East Side. During their date night, they kept close and held hands as they shopped on Madison Avenue.

For the date night, Matt opted for a hooded sweatshirt, which was layered atop a baby blue collared button-down and beneath a black sport coat. He topped off his cozy look with a pair of dark-wash blue jeans, black dress shoes, and a grey beanie. The photos showed him holding his phone and a shopping bag in one hand, and his girlfriend’s in the other.

On the other hand, Shamin donned a mustard yellow ensemble featuring a peacoat, a black-and-white-patterned blouse, and a tea-length skirt. She completed her outfit with a pair of chic pumps and a black clutch.

When did Matt Lauer and Shamin Abas begin dating?

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the talk show host and the marking guru who have been good friends for more than a decade started dating in the year 2019. As per various reports, they met through mutual friends.

Matt and Shamin started dating in late 2019 after the NBC executives fired him over a string of sexual misconduct accusations that torpedoed his television career. He struck a romance with Abas after finalizing his divorce from his wife of 20 years, Annette Roque.

We must say, Shamin and Matt’s former partner Annette have an uncanny resemblance. In Touch first reported that the couple was first spotted boarding a flight to New Zealand together on December 19.

Then, a close source told Page Six, “Matt and Shamin have known each other for many years, as she spends a lot of time in the Hamptons, as does he. They very recently began dating, she is a lovely woman.”

What is the age difference between Matt Lauer and his girlfriend Shamin Abas?

At the moment, Shamin Abas is 53 years old, meanwhile her boyfriend Matt is 65 years old which means the two of them have an age gap of 12 years. They say it right, ‘Love knows no bounds.’

Here’s all you need to know about Shamin Abas (including her age, profession, and more)

Shamin Abas is a businesswoman with a marketing background. She frequently works with high-profile clients and travels all around the world due to her job. Currently, she lives in New York.

As per the official website of Shamin, she “launched her eponymous communications firm in 2005, which works solely with ultra-luxury brands that cater to Very-High-Net-Worth and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals, building an unmatched reputation within the realm of 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 mentioned that she picks 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.”

A close source told People magazine, “She is a dedicated businesswoman who loves to work. She is independent and has made a nice life for herself.”

Has Shamin Abas ever been married?

The answer to the above question is a big yes. Just like her boyfriend of 3 years, Matt Lauer, Shamin Abas has also been married twice before. At first, Lauer was married to screenwriter Nancy Alspaugh from the year 1981 to 1988.

After his split from his first wife, Matt moved on in his life with former model Annette Roque. Matt and Annette walked down the aisle in the year 1998. The former couple was together for 2 decades before getting divorced in 2019.

Matt and Roque parted ways in 2017 after Lauer was fired by NBC amid a series of complaints about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. The exes finalized their divorce two years later. At that time, Page Six reported Matt agreed to pay Annette as much as $20 million in their settlement and gave her their Hamptons house.

The former couple shares three kids. During their marriage of almost 20 years, Lauer and Annette welcomed 3 children. Their first child, son Jack came into the world in 2001. Their second child, son Otis joined them earthside in 2003. They welcomed their daughter, Romy, in 2006.

Abas, for her part, has also been married twice. According to People, at first, she tied the knot with a dentist in Detroit, and soon after, she got hitched to a nightclub entrepreneur named Frank Cilione.

Shamin Abas is ‘very happy’ in her relationship with Matt Lauer

Yeah, you read that right. Nearly 4 years ago, Matt was axed by NBC because of  “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace” in the year 2017. Two years later, he finalized his divorce from his now ex-wife Annette Roque.

At that point in time, a close source told People magazine, that the PR executive was “very happy” in her relationship with Lauer. A source said, “They are happy and both busy in their own lives, as well as together. They have many of the same interests.”

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Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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