Congrats to Ellie Monahan, 27! The daughter of Katie Couric, 62, is newly engaged and her proposal story is just about the sweetest thing ever. Her soon-to-be hubby asked for her hand in marriage using the same ring her late father used to ask her mom Katie that same question, a number of years ago. Of course, Katie was overjoyed, and took to Instagram to share the exciting news. “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.❤️” she wrote, alongside a pic of the happy couple. Here’s 5 things to know about Ellie, as she prepares for her wedding!
1. She’s a media maven just like mom.
According to Ellie’s LinkedIn profile, she’s interned at places like HBO and Glamour.
2. She lost her dad at an early age.
Sadly, Ellie’s father, Jay Monahan, passed away from colon cancer in 1998, two years after her birth. He was just 42-years-old.
3. Ellie is Katie’s oldest daughter.
Her sister, Carrie, is 5 years her junior.
4. She’s one smart cookie.
Elli attended an Ivy League school! She went to college at Yale University, majoring in American Studies.
5. She shares the sweetest relationship with her mom.
When they find themselves in the same city, Ellie and her mom tend to enjoy a fun girls night out! When they hit the town for a charity event in 2017, Katie gushed about her daughter. “It’s a great cause, great company to keep and a fun night in New York, so I brought my daughter and we’re having a mother-daughter night,” Couric told reporters at the charity event. “I wanted to do something fun and my husband had a work dinner and her boyfriend is doing something else, so it’s like Girls Gone Wild: Manhattan” she added. So sweet!