And the restriction you mention is that women must begin conversations on Bumble?

I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.'As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort. Alspaugh also said that she heard from a reporter a week before the story broke on Wednesday, when NBC Chairman Andy Lack sent an email to the entire staff to inform them Lauer had been fired.

She said she called him and told him she'd been questioned, and claimed Lauer told her: 'Whatever they were going to come out with was fabricated.'On Thursday morning Lauer's former Today Show co-hosts read the ex-anchor's full apology on the air.

Pictured left to right are Al Roker, Guthrie, Lauer and Kotb on Monday November 27She also questioned the legitimacy of some of the claims against him, saying that 'some of the things that are being stated may not be true.' 'We have to find that out, you know?

As time goes on here, people should be aware there’s a family involved here.''There are three children and that’s -- I think it’s important to be aware that this can destroy a family.

On Wednesday morning, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced on the Today Show that their co-host had been fired from his $25-million-a-year position at NBC after a 24-hour investigation.

The woman, who hasn't been named, told NBC bosses on Monday that Lauer had sexually harassed her while they were covering the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

Alspaugh said these allegations are shocking to anyone who knows Lauer (pictured on November 16).

She also questioned the legitimacy of some of the claims against him, saying that 'some of the things that are being stated may not be true' On Wednesday morning, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced on the Today Show that their co-host had been fired from his -million-a-year position at NBC after a 24-hour investigation.

Matt Lauer's first wife has spoken out to say that she supports the disgraced former Today Show host and say that some of the sexual misconduct claims against him might not be true.

'I give him my support, 100 percent,' Nancy Alspaugh told ET.

(Wolfe and Tinder have since settled their lawsuit, and Mateen is no longer with the company.) Wolfe’s current venture is Bumble, a self-proclaimed feminist dating app where women have to make the first move. Users swipe left (or “no”) and right (or “yes”) on profiles of potential partners. But on Bumble—unlike Tinder or Ok Cupid—only the women can begin a conversation. “Not tomorrow, but not as far as next year,” she said. The story behind it is actually very serendipitous.