Katie Couric Is Engaged to Boyfriend John Molner!

Celebrity News Sep. 3, 2013 AT 9:00AM
John Molner and Katie Couric at Madison Square Garden in May 2013 Credit: James Devaney/FilmMagic

Katie Couric is ready to be a Mrs. again! The veteran TV journalist, 56, is engaged to boyfriend John Molner, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The Katie 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. "He's great," Couric told reporters last year. "I love Midwesterners!"

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It will be the second marriage for Couric, whose first husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in 1998. The former Today Show co-anchor admitted to More magazine back in January of this year: "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."

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She and Monahan shared daughters Ellie, 22, and Carrie, 17. "I always wanted a father figure for my daughters [Ellie and Carrie], but it hasn't worked out that way. I've had long-term relationships, but they haven't turned into life-long partners."

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Continued the former CBS Evening News anchor, who dated another financier, Brooks Perlin, for five years before a 2011 split: "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 Brunch." Couric has hilariously opened up recently about not-so-successful dates with the likes of Larry King, Jeff Probst and Bob Saget, among others.

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