She's keeping busy with her talk show and "The Year With Katie Couric" special, airing Thursday night on ABC.She'll be recapping the newsiest stories of the last year. The future of Katie Couric's personal life is just as unclear as the future of her professional one. but it is complicated," the journalist said to People magazine about her relationship with businessman Brooks Perlin.Though Couric said their age difference – she's 54, he's 37 – no longer concerns her as it once did, she isn't entirely sure where their relationship will lead. "I'm in the process of figuring out the future, and so is he," the "CBS Evening News" anchor said."I want to be a thoughtful, loving person to him in every way." Couric is aware the relationship raises eyebrows, mostly because of the 17 years that separate their ages."I've been called all kinds of things," she admitted.The banker reportedly popped the question with a gorgeous diamond ring while the pair were vacationing in East Hampton, N. “It’s actually surprising to me that it has been almost 15 years and I haven’t remarried.“I think life is more fun when you have someone in your life,” she added.
Were you invited to the big White House dinner last month? But Brooks Perlin ’96 and Commencement Speaker Katie Couric were. But at their first state dinner on Tuesday night, President Obama and his wife, Michelle, made sure to infuse the glittering gala with distinctive touches. The former anchor began dating entrepreneur Brooks Perlin — 17 years her junior — in 2006. Katie and John, who is the head of mergers and acquisitions at investment bank and securities firm Brown Brothers Harriman, met in 2012. The pair have two daughters, Elinor, 22, and Caroline, 17.Couric stepped down from the "CBS Evening News" anchor desk in May and will start her new syndicated daytime talk show, "Katie," in September.Perlin is the chief financial officer at Eco Supply Center, an environmentally friendly building-supplies distributor.Katie Couric's much-discussed relationship with Brooks Perlin, an entrepreneur 17 years her junior, has come to an end.Couric, who is 54, had been dating Perlin, 37, since the two met at a cancer research fundraising event in 2006.PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2011 According the New York Post, the couple had been having trouble for months, with Couric even hinting at her relationship problems in an interview with People in May. Demi Moore split from her much younger husband, Ashton Kutcher, last month.She told the magazine, "I am in the process of figuring out the future, and so is he. but it is complicated." Couric even laughed off the idea of what people were saying about the relationship. I've been 'cougared,' which was just obnoxious. But we shouldn't worry about Couric shuffling around her Manhattan home eating ice cream from tubs.While they have broken up, a Couric friend told Page Six that they are still friends.“Brooks is a great person and a real gentleman; he and Katie enjoyed their time together.