Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin
Sad news coming from Katie Couric. The 54-year-old former CBS Evening News anchor split from her 37-year-old boyfriend of five years Brooks Perlin.
The two met in 2006 at a cancer research fundraising event at the Louis Licari Hair Salon. “Brook’s a nice guy, but it was inevitable because they had different priorities and perspectives, and their age difference made it a challenge, too”, one source told Us Weekly. Pals agree that Perlin “couldn’t keep up”.
The good part is that they remain friends. “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”, one friend told The New York Post’s Page Six.
Katie Couric has two daughters (Ellie, 20, and Carrie, 15) with late husband Jay Monahan who died from colon cancer in 1998.