Couric accepted a proposal by John Molner who has been her boyfriend for two years. He heads up mergers and acquisitions for Brown Brothers Harriman. He is six years her junior.
Katie met Molner in 2011 and they went public with their relationship in April 2012. Katie had been dating Brooks Perlin who was 17 years her junior.
The public saw Katie's tragic situation unfold before them when she lost her husband Jay Monohan to colon cancer in 1998. As a symbol of her love she wore a wedding band around her neck on Today for some time. She was left a widow with two small children at such a young age. We all felt for her.
We also rooted for Katie to find love again but it just did not seem to be in the cards. Now this Labor Day it all changed. Molner popped the question with a 'spectacular diamond ring at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, New York.'
'Katie is calling it her labor of love' said People editor Larry Hackett to Good Morning America.
What does Katie say about her future husband? 'He's great. He is from Chicago. I love Midwesterners.'
We love Katie and we are so happy for her. Tune in to see Katie on the second season of her talk show on September 9, 2013.