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Couric struggled with her love life after Jay Monahan, father of their two daughters, succumbed to colon cancer in 1998 after nine years of marriage. But she’s never been opposed to settling down, telling Parade in 2012, “I’m the marrying kind, even though I’ve only been married once. I like the idea of having a life partner.”
Since her first husband’s death, Couric kept busy, raising her two children, starting several cancer centers and charities to honor Monahan’s memory, and breaking television barriers to become the first female head news anchor of CBS News for five years. While Couric did date sporadically, including a high profile relationship with Brooks Perlin, a hedge fund manager and entrepenuer (who also happens to be 17 years her junior), it only took two years before she knew Molner was the one. With a dating history that includes Larry King, Bob Sagat, Jeff Probst, and turning down Michael Jackson, it must be a relief for Couric to finally end her search.
Yes it’s true! So touched by all the kind Tweets & warm wishes-thank you! A great end to the summer & looking fwd to seeing you all Monday!!
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) September 3, 2013
Happy to confirm engagement rumors on Twitter (above), Couric has a second reason to celebrate this week — her talk show, Katie, returns Sept. 9th. Perhaps viewers will be treated to an on-air reveal of her (no doubt spectacular) ring. The couple has yet to release any other details about their upcoming wedding.