Katie Couric Split
December 13, 2011 by staff
Katie Couric Split, ABC’s Katie Couric has split with her boyfriend of five years Brooks Perlin. Things between the couple – who have a 17-year age gap – are said to have been rocky for a number of months and they finally decided to call it a day last week.
A friend of Couric’s told the New York Post: ‘They have decided to move on. Brooks is a great person and a real gentleman. He and Katie enjoyed their time together.
‘But after five years, they have decided it was time to go their separate ways.’
Mr Brooks is said to be in the process of moving out of her Upper East Side home.
Couric – who lost her husband to colon cancer in 1998 – met the 37-year-old in 2006 at the Louis Licari hair salon held to raise money for cancer research.
Speaking later of their meeting she said: ‘I thought he was really cute. He asked me if I wanted to have dinner sometime and I liked that it was so direct and natural.
‘When he called, he asked me if I wanted to be in a sailing competition with him. I don’t sail. Then he asked me if I wanted to go surfing, and I’d never surfed. I said, “listen Mr Outward Bound, how about something normal?”‘
The mother-of-two said it didn’t even cross her mind how old he was at the time. It was only later when she confided in friends that she was going on a date that they googled him.
She considered cancelling but was persuaded by friends not to and did not look back.
In April, Couric gave a gushing interview to People magazine about her relationship, saying Brooks ‘challenges me in ways no one has ever challenged me before’ and that ‘they just clicked’.
She said: ‘He’s incredibly kind, caring and sensitive. Even if we are not on the same page all the time, in like being in his space. I want him to be a thoughtful, loving person to him in every way.’
But only a month later, she hinted at trouble with the green building-materials distributor, saying: ‘I am in the process of figuring out the future, and so is he. I am really happy in my personal life . . . but it is complicated.’
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