Katie also dated Brooks Perlin, an entrepreneur, who was 17 years her junior.
She and Perlin were together nearly five years but again decided things weren't meant to be. I made it a priority, and I pursued it with some purpose." She is a good example to anyone out there hoping to find love and marriage.
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magazine, the talk-show host, who lost husband Jay Monahan to cancer 15 years ago, reveals that she had her fair share of iffy dates when she decided to jump back into the singles scene."I have had dates where we didn't click," she tells the magazine—and she's got the anecdotes to back that up."I once went out with a heart-transplant surgeon who talked about valves the whole night," she recalls.
"But I appreciate that it's not easy to go out on a date with someone like me."Couric, 56, also admits that "when you get to my age, everyone is a bit wounded.
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.
It is so important to hold on to the vision of what we want for ourselves, as she did. Be willing to do the heavy lifting which in this case means putting yourself out there.
“The party was so beautiful and private and special,” says Couric, who honored her late father, sister and husband in her toast and shared Friedrich Nietzsche’s thoughts on marriage.
“I said, ‘It’s not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages,’ ” she recalls.
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.