Matt Lauer responds to Katie Couric crush comment, says she’s a 9 out of 10


Embattled Today anchor Matt Lauer dropped by Howard Stern’s radio show and during the interview he had some glowing things to say about his former co-host Katie Couric.

Back in May, Couric appeared with Stern and admitted to the king of all media that she had what she called a “little crush” on Lauer during their decade plus run as the face of NBC’s morning show. Stern asked Lauer about that and here were his comments:

“She’s a very attractive woman, not only physically, but her personality. If she’s a 9 or 10 physically, she’s a 14 because she’s got a great personality. She’s fun.” He later quipped, “It’s like the St. Pauli Girl commercial: You always remember your first.”

Even with Stern pressing the issue, Lauer made it clear that he never would have pursued a romance with Couric as it would have “absolutely” ruined their working environment.

Lauer wed Dutch model Annette Roque in 1998 but separated during Roque’s pregnancy with their third child in 2006. The couple later reconciled. Couric and her late husband Jay Monahan married in 1989. Monahan passed away of colon cancer in 1998. She’s currently dating financier John Molner.

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