Katie Couric got married on Saturday. She and fiance John Molner tied the knot in a small ceremony in the backyard of her summer home in the Hamptons. In a twist of wedding preparations the groom did most of the planning for the big day.
“I call John ‘Groomzilla!’ ” Katie Couric joked. “We’re a very modern couple.”
The beloved former anchor of The TODAY Show and first woman to anchor the CBS Evening News, Couric recently embarked on a new endeavor as a Yahoo! News Global Anchor. She has also been working on releasing a new documentary about obesity. All this work left very little time for play, meaning John really did plan most of the couple’s wedding. Katie even asked him for help in picking out her wedding dress.
“I hope this isn’t bad luck but I actually tried it on for him,” Couric said during an interview prior to their wedding. “I tried on a number of dresses and I was so busy. I had a crazy spring.”
She wound up walking down her back yard aisle in an ivory beaded and embroidered Chantilly lace halter gown by Carmen Marc Valvo
So excited to make my debut as Mrs. John Molner! pic.twitter.com/UjvmtT2ki0
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) June 22, 2014
Katie Couric’s daughters Ellie and Carrie Monahan–who are 22 and 18, respectively–gave readings during the ceremony in front of about 50 close personal friends and family members, as did John Molner’s children Allie and Henry. Carrie Monahan sang during the ceremony.
Couric and Molner got engaged back in September 2013 following a two-year courtship. She was married for several years to Jay Monahan who died of colon cancer in 1998. Molner is divorced. Since being widowed Katie Couric has performed a balancing act of sorts–working in very high profile positions while being a very hands on mother and a crusader for colon cancer awareness and screening.
Congratulations to both Katie Couric and John Molner. Katie’s fans are no doubt thrilled for the dearly loved TV personality and hard-hitting journalist. May they enjoy many happy years as husband and wife.
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