Katie Couric and her much younger boyfriend, entrepreneur Brooks Perlin, have called it quits after five years together. A friend of Katie Couric's told the press: “They have decided to move on. Brooks is a great person and a real gentleman. He and Katie enjoyed their time together.” Furthermore, the couple was "at different stages in their careers," says a friend of Katie Couric's, who added that their split up was inevitable. The two met at a St. Louis fundraiser for cancer research in 2006. Speaking about 37-year-old Brooks Perlin in April, Katie Couric, 54, revealed: "He's incredibly kind, caring and sensitive. He challenges me in ways I wouldn't be challenged otherwise. Even if we are not on the same page all the time, I like being in his space."
Katie Couric has two daughters with husband Jay Monahan who died at 42 of colon cancer in 1998 including college junior Ellie, 21, and high school sophomore Carrie, 15. Her new untitled talk show will premiere in September 2012. Moreover, after her breakup, Katie Couric will debut her new talk show on ABC in May, while she hosts ABC's "The Year," a two-hour year-end special on December 15, looking back at various newsmakers from 2011.
Shirtless Brooks Perlin Katie Couric’s boyfriend looks super sexy in Miami Beach
Brooks Perlin goes shirtless while Katie wearing a brown one-piece suit reads her newspaper in the shade at the Beach in Miami
Brooks Perlin is 17 years younger than girlfriend of five years Katie Couric
Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin, a former hedge-fund partner turned entrepreneur, originally met in 2006 during a fundraiser for cancer research
However, on December 13, 2011, Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin announced their decision of ending their five-year relationship
“It was her decision and there are no hard feelings,” said a friend. “They had fun, but it was time to move on.”
Their relationship came from the couple's different career paths
Receiving mass media attention, Brooks Perlin is said to be in the process of moving out of her Upper East Side home
Katie Couric and Boyfriend Brooks Perlin Officially End Five Year Relationship
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