According to Boomer Magazine, Alspaugh-Jackson (then just Alspaugh) and Lauer met in the early ’80s when they were both working for PM Magazine, a syndicated news and entertainment show. Lauer was a host, and Alspaugh was a producer. They married in 1981, but divorced in 1989. She later married TV producer H. Read Jackson, who died in 2016.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Alspaugh-Jackson said her split from Lauer was “amicable,” and she maintained a relationship with her ex and his new family. “We were very friendly and I, of course, met his current wife, Annette, and we had our children at the same time,” Alspaugh-Jackson said, claiming that “despite the fact that we were divorced, I could always count on him.”