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Katie Couric Calls Herself A ‘Monster-In-Law’ As She Gushes Over Her Daughter’s Engagement

Comfort Omovre
Mar 20, 2019
09:21 A.M.

Katie Couric's excitement over her daughter’s engagement made her refer to herself as a "monster-in-law".

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Katie Couric is a former anchor of the “Today” show. On Monday, she appeared on the “3rd Hour” segment of the show and spoke on her daughter, Ellie Monahan's, engagement to Mark Dobrosky. The couple got engaged in February, and Couric is ecstatic.

Katie Couric and Ellie Monahan attend Marie Claire's Women Taking The Lead Luncheon at Marea  | Photo: Getty Images

Katie Couric and Ellie Monahan attend Marie Claire's Women Taking The Lead Luncheon at Marea | Photo: Getty Images

The soon-to-be mother-in-law said she was gearing up to be a “Monster-in-law,” which is her way of welcoming Dobrosky into the family. News of the engagement was announced first on Instagram.

Couric wrote along the photo she shared that her son-in-law to be asked for her permission to marry Ellie. The post also revealed that the ring the 27-year-old received was the same ring her father, Jay Monahan gave to the Virginia native.

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In a series of hashtags, the mother-of-two wrote that her late husband would be very proud, and asked the young man to take care of her daughter.

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Still speaking on the “3rd Hour,” the “Yahoo! Global News” anchor said she was excited to have a wedding to plan, and her first child would be a beautiful bride.

Katie Couric, husband Jay Monahan and daughter | Photo: Getty Images

Katie Couric, husband Jay Monahan and daughter | Photo: Getty Images

The journalist then reflected on the absence of the bride-to-be's father, saying her biggest regret is that Jay never got to see his daughters grow into the awesome people they are.

Couric and her first husband got married in 1989 and were together for nine years. The other daughter of the marriage, Caroline, is 22. In 1998, the father of two died to colon cancer; he was 42-year-old.

Katie Couric and Husband Jay Monahan at Home | Photo: Getty Images

Katie Couric and Husband Jay Monahan at Home | Photo: Getty Images

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In an interview with Jess Cagle, PEOPLE's Editor-in-Chief last year, the 62-year-old said Jay’s death is the worst experience she has ever had, and it taught her to appreciate people and moments.

In 2014, the “Best Advice I Ever Got” author remarried to a banker, John Couric. Explaining her second marriage, the broadcaster said she loves having company and married life.

Planning her daughter’s wedding is not the only thing keeping the author busy, in a video post on Twitter in February, she announced she would be writing her memoir “Unexpected.”

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The book according to “New York Post,” will expose the unchecked sexism in network television, while shedding light on “The Brand New Kid” author’s quarrel with “CNN” President, Jeff Zucker.

The memoir will also contain information on Couric's longtime competition with Diane Sawyer, and how it felt to work on “Today” with Matt Lauer. The memoir will drop in 2021, and in the meantime, fans can look forward to the wedding.

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