talk show host and the NYC-based financier, 50, have been dating for nearly two years, although the pair didn't go public until spring of 2012.Molner is a partner at investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman and hails from Chicago. It will be the second marriage for Couric, whose first husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in 1998.Even after a few break-ups, she didn't get discouraged. As my great Aunt Rose used to say, it may be a long time in coming, but it will come.Here's to its being Katie's time, and may the best be yet to come.Katie Couric has a little extra spring in her step these days and it's not just because she is getting ready to debut her own nationally syndicated talk show.It's also because she's getting ready to reveal her handsome new man.
He's really funny and very successful in his own right. I think life is more fun when you have someone in your life." Katie Couric hasn't always had it easy in the relationship department. Couric switched things up around 2004, dating musician Chris Botti, 42.
She reports that she was "stunned" when the financier proposed but has made no secret of her excitement. Katie, who lost her first husband Jay Monohan to colon cancer 15 years ago when he was just 42, was open about her hopes to remarry one day.
She has had a handful of relationships over the years but never seemed to find "the one." She dated American businessman Tom Werner for four years starting in 2000, and had a one year romance with musician Chris Botti that ended amicably in 2005.
She is enjoying spending time with her daughters, Ellie and Carrie, who are growing into wonderful ladies, and now she has a handsome man in her life. " Katie and her previous boyfriend, Brooks Perlin, broke up last December after dating for five years.
The talk show host and mother of two, who lost husband Jay Monahan to colon cancer in 1998, got engaged to financier John Molner, 50, over the Labor Day weekend."Katie's calling it her labor of love," said People editor Larry Hackett on Good Morning America announcing the news. "Maybe since daughter Ellie, 22, just graduated from college and daughter Carrie, 17, is a senior in high school, the timing seems right at home.
After her first husband's death in 1998, the journalist and talk-show host dated myriad men before getting engaged to financier John Molner over Labor Day weekend. A couple of years after Monahan's death, Couric began dating again, stepping out with Tom Werner, a TV producer and part-owner of the Boston Red Sox. The relationship lasted about a year and ended on good terms.