Katie Couric found new love with the help of her friend.
The 61-year-old journalist and author, whose first husband died in 1998, recalled how she met banker John Molner, 55, whom she married on June 21, 2014, at her private home in the Hamptons.
“In 2012 I was single again and I asked a friend of mine, Molly, whose husband is a trauma surgeon, if her husband knew any other doctors because I thought I’d like to go out with a doctor,” she said in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview.
The television star admitted that it wasn’t easy to love again following the death of her first husband, Jay Monahan.
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“And so she thought about it and she said, ‘We don’t really know a doctor, but we do know this banker named John Molner.’ And I said, ‘Does he have a pulse?’ “
Molner called her “after much badgering”. She said: “He finally asked me out, we met at a restaurant and what can I say? He had me at hello.”
HAPPY DAYS WITH HER NEW LOVE
Couric said she is exceedingly happy to spend her life with Molner. “John is so funny. He’s just got this incredibly dry and wry sense of humor, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously. And he’s just fun to be around,” she said.
Although they love each other so much, Couric said her marriage with Molner, like any marriages, is not perfect.
“Sometimes we get angry at each other. Sometimes I feel like he can be tough and I’m sure he thinks I’m insane. But for the most part, he’s really good company, you know? He’s just really … And I can totally be myself with him, sometimes maybe to a fault. I just love being married,” she said.
The television star admitted that it wasn’t easy to love again following the death of her first husband, Jay Monahan, who she shares two daughters with: Ellie, 26, and Carrie, 22. He died of colon cancer.
“It took me a long time [to marry again] because I loved being married and I love being married now,” she said.
Early this year, Couric shared a photo on Instagram of her husband holding one of their daughters to mark the 20th anniversary of his death on January 24, 2018.