The reclusive former “Today” anchor was spotted solo at the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation gala at the Muses in Southampton on Saturday.
Spies describes Lauer as “very low-key.”
“Not morose,” one source noted.
“Just low-key. He didn’t socialize much, just sat at a table,” the insider added.
Lauer didn’t spend much time hobnobbing with the guests like Beth Stern.
Instead, he only “talked to a couple of people. He seemed kind of quiet, not very effervescent. He took a couple of photos, but was by himself,” according to another attendee.
His girlfriend of three years, marketing pro Shamin Abas, was noticeably absent, sparking buzz that he may be back to living the single life.
But sources assured us they are still together, and Lauer seemingly confirmed they’re still in a relationship when a guest asked him where Abas was.
Lauer was spotted there earlier this month while a ladies-only luncheon and trunk show was happening simultaneously.
Very low-key Matt Lauer hits the Southampton charity scene solo. Very low-key Matt Lauer hits the Southampton charity scene solo