Katie Couric’s Daughter Ellie, 27, Engaged To BF Who Used Ring Katie’s Late Husband Proposed With

Katie Couric's daughter Ellie Monahan is engaged! Find out all about how her boyfriend Mark proposed to her here!

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Well, this will melt your heart. Katie Couric, 62, gleefully announced her daughter Ellie Monahan‘s engagement to her boyfriend Mark on Instagram, and also revealed that Mark proposed to Ellie using the same ring that Katie’s late husband Jay Monahan (who passed away in 1998 at the age of 42 after a battle with colon cancer) used to propose to her. Katie captioned her Instagram post, writing, “OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG ⭐️Ellie and Mark are engaged!🌟… And she’s wearing the ring her Dad gave to me.❤️” On top of that, she revealed that Mark asked for her permission first, and that Katie managed to keep it a secret. Check out Katie’s sweet Instagram post below!

Katie remarried in 2014 to her current husband John Molner. Wearing a gown designed by Carmen Marc Valvo, Katie looked absolutely gorgeous during the ceremony which took place at her East Hampton home. “I just wasn’t nervous at all,” she revealed to Savannah Guthrie on TODAY. “For someone who is generally hyper, I was incredibly relaxed.”

We reported earlier how Katie was shocked after Matt Lauer‘s sexual assault and harassment allegations. “The whole thing has been very painful for me,” the former TODAY show co-host told People in Jan., 2018. “The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable that any woman at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment.”

We’ll keep you posted with all of the details about Ellie’s engagement and wedding planning. In the meantime, check out all of her photos in our gallery above.