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Katie Couric Gives Daughter's Boyfriend Ring from Late Husband To Propose to Her Little Girl

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Katie Couric’s daughter Ellie Monahan, 27, is about to embark on a love story of her own as she recently became engaged, according to People.

To commemorate the engagement and make it that much more memorable, Couric, 62, honored her late husband in the most special of ways.

Couric gifted Mark, then her daughter’s boyfriend, the same ring that her late husband Jay Monahan had given to her when he proposed.

Mark gave Monahan the ring, and the two are happily celebrating their engagement.

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Couric announced Monahan’s engagement to Mark on Instagram on Sunday.

“OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG,” she gushed alongside a photo of the future husband and wife. “Ellie and Mark are engaged!

“And she’s wearing the ring her Dad gave to me #happytears #heaskedmypermission #ikeptasecret #jaywouldbesoproud #mazelmazelgoodthings #takegoodcareofmybaby #ohjesusguessihavetothrowawedding #weloveyoumark #monster-in-law love you all!”

Couric married Jay in 1989, and the couple had two daughters together, Ellie and Caroline, 22.

Jay died of colon cancer in 1998 at the age of only 42.

 

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“I had never had something horrible happen to me before. Jay used to say I was born on a sunny day, and suddenly I wasn’t,” Couric told People in 2018.

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“Like the cliches say, it made me appreciate things. It made me understand how important it is to say things in the here and now and not wait. When someone is important to you or means something to you, you need to tell them and not wait.”

“It’s also, I think, most profoundly given me a higher sense of purpose that I’m in a position to take this unimaginable pain and loss and try to do something positive with it,” she added.

 

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While Couric has since gotten remarried to John Molner, she hasn’t forgotten Jay.

“It took me a long time [to marry again], because I loved being married and I love being married now,” Couric told People.

Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them well in their life together and are thankful Monahan will have a piece of her dad with her always.

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Dawn is a writer from Milwaukee who loves the art of crafting copy. She has previously worked in marketing and as as editor-in-chief of a monthly B2B magazine where she honed her writing skills. She enjoys the art of captivating readers and making them come back time and time again for more. No matter the topic or audience, she has a story to tell. Whether it’s an article, newsletter, news release or web content, she's done it.
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