Today Anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie Victims of Fake “Cheating Scandal”

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By Shari Weiss

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Star published this week a sensational — and false — story about Matt Lauer and his “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, claiming the colleagues are in the midst of a “cheating scandal.”

According the tab, the pair “got dangerously close after they first met five years ago, then dialed their relationship back,” but “now eyebrows are being raised behind the scenes as their connection heats up again.”

“Industry insiders have been buzzing about Matt and Savannah again,” a “source” tells Star. The mag’s supposed tipster explains, “[Lauer’s wife] Annette was devastated when she learned about her husband’s interest in Savannah all those years ago; now she has new worries as whispers grow about them getting flirty again.”

That’s right — Star is rehashing and regurgitating years-old bogus rumors in a sad attempt to make current drama where there is none. “Sparks really flew between Matt and Savannah when they first met,” claims the outlet’s so-called “source,” who alleges that the pair “developed a real, intimate chemistry” but “cooled things off” after Guthie took over Ann Curry’s job last year.

Star goes on to say that “insiders have been hinting that the co-anchors’ attraction has recently reignited — and that can spell more turmoil for Annette.”

“For whatever reason, Annette just can’t bring herself to leave Matt,” speculates Star’s snitch. “And that’s just fine with him, if he can avoid an embarrassing divorce and still have leeway to act like a playboy.” Uh, maybe Annette “can’t bring herself to leave” her husband because there is nothing going on between Lauer and Guthrie.

There wasn’t anything going on five years ago, and there still isn’t now. And, for the record, Guthrie just got engaged to longtime boyfriend Mike Feldman in May. Regardless, a rep for the “Today” hosts tells Gossip Cop that Star’s story “is complete garbage and categorically untrue.”

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