Labor Day weekend was very special for Katie Couric this year!
The TV host, 56, who talk show Katie returns Sept. 9, confirmed she got engaged to boyfriend of nearly two years, John Molner, 50.
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
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!!
The banker reportedly popped the question with a gorgeous diamond ring while the pair were vacationing in East Hampton, N.Y.
This will be the second marriage for Katie. She was married to Jay Monahan from 1989 to 1998. He passed away from colon cancer. The pair have two daughters, Elinor, 22, and Caroline, 17.
The former Today anchor began dating entrepreneur Brooks Perlin — 17 years her junior — in 2006. They split five years later.
Katie and John, who is the head of mergers and acquisitions at investment bank and securities firm Brown Brothers Harriman, met in 2012. They stepped out for the first time at a screening of The Perks of Being a Wallflower last September.
“I really did love my husband a lot, but after Jay died, I always thought I’d end up like Florence Henderson on The Brady Bunch,” she told Howard Stern in May. “It’s actually surprising to me that it has been almost 15 years and I haven’t remarried.
“I think life is more fun when you have someone in your life,” she added. “And I always wanted to find a father figure for my daughters, but it hasn’t worked out that way. I’ve had long-term relationships, but they haven’t turned into lifelong partners.”
Looks like John fits the bill!
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