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Katie Couric Reflects on Dating Brooks Perlin, Who Was 17 Years Younger Than Her

Katie Couric Reflects on Dating Brooks Perlin, Who Was 17 Years Younger Than Her

Katie Couric is looking back on her relationship with Brooks Perlin.

The 64-year-old journalist and former Today anchor dated Brooks, a man 17 years her junior, for five years.

Katie met Brooks back in 2006 at a fundraiser for cancer research. For those who don’t know, her first husband Jay Monahan died from colon cancer at age 42 back in 1998.

Click inside to find out why Katie says she was being “naughty” during her relationship…

“I had a really fun time. He’s a really good person,” Katie told People while promoting her new book. “You know, I’d never done anything particularly scandalous. I’ve always been kind of, goody two-shoes and sort of between the lines.”

She added, “And I think it was during a time where I was really struggling professionally, and I think I had just a real ‘screw it’ attitude. Like, I’m going to have a good time. And that’s what I did. I didn’t think it was a forever thing, because he is 17 years younger than I am, but it was fun being a little naughty!”

Katie and Brooks split in December 2011 after five years of dating. She started dating John Molner the next year and they got married in 2014.

Click through the gallery for pics of Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin together, including their 2011 beach trip in Miami…

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Posted to: Brooks Perlin, Katie Couric

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