Katie Couric has split from her boyfriend of five years, Brooks Perlin. The couple were “at different stages in their careers,” a source says. Katie Curic is 54 years old while Brooks Perlin is only 37 years old.
A friend of Katie Couric told NY 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. Brooks is in the process of moving out of her home.”
Another source told NY Post that, “Three months ago, Brooks was looking for a broker to find a new place to live. He stopped looking because they decided they were going to try to make things work.”
“I’m in the process of figuring out the future, and so is he. I am really happy in my personal life, but it is complicated,” Katie Couric told People earlier this year when she was asked about marriage to Brooks Perlin.
Katie Couric lost her husband, Jay Monahan in 1998 from colon cancer. She met her, now ex-boyfriend, Brooks Perlin in 2006 at a fundraising event to raise money for cancer research at the Louis Licari Hair Salon.
Couric told People magazine, “I’ve been called all kinds of things. I’ve been ‘cougared,’ which was just obnoxious. But it’s good enough for Demi, right?” She added about Perlin, “He’s incredibly kind, caring and sensitive. Even if we are not on the same page all the time, I like being in his space.”
She still plans on hosting the ABC 2-hour special of “The Year” which is a collaboration with People looking back at 2011. ABC “The Year” will air December 15, 2011. She also has her new talk daytime talk show with ABC starting in September.
Brooks Perlin is a journalist and the CFO for Eco Supply Center.