“Somewhere, Ann Curry just made her orange juice a mimosa.”
Matt Lauer, who was fired from NBC News on Wednesday for alleged sexual misconduct, has had a contentious relationship with his former co-host, Ann Curry. He was widely blamed for her humiliating ouster from the Today show in 2012.
Reports said that Lauer felt the two lacked chemistry as co-hosts, and Curry — an award-winning journalist who has reported from war zones and natural disasters — blamed the “boy's club” atmosphere at the show.
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The pair’s chilly relationship was painfully obvious in Lauer’s stiff and awkward farewell to Curry after she broke down in tears while confirming her ouster from Today after 15 years on the show.
Following Curry's emotional departure from Today, Lauer ended up on Star Magazine's 20 Most Hated Celebrities in Hollywood list.
In 2015, Curry left NBC News for her own media startup. According to reports, she and Lauer never made up after their fallout and the pair haven't spoken to each other since she was axed from Today.
NBC News has said it will face the news of Lauer's firing in as “transparent a manner as we can.”
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Lauer's agent for comment.