Big congratulations are in order for one of television’s most renowned journalists, Katie Couric!
On February 12, 2019, Couric took to her Instagram to spread some seriously massive news with her 500k+ followers.
She posted an image of two smiling young individuals and captioned it: “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! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG…”
For anyone who might not be familiar with the beautiful brunette in the pic, her name is Ellie Monahan, Couric’s 27-year-old daughter. Ellie and her longtime beau, Mark Dobrosky, recently got engaged and the news was thrilling beyond belief for the mother of the bride.
Before Couric ended her announcement post on Instagram, she added one sentimental tidbit that made all her fans well up with tears. “...And she’s wearing the ring her Dad gave me.”
In 1989, Couric wed her sweetheart, John Paul “Jay” Monahan. The two were blissfully in love and soon welcomed two beautiful daughters: Ellie and Carrie. They had a seemingly fairytale-like life until tragedy hit their family.
In 1998, Jay tragically passed away from a nine month battle with colon cancer. This forever rocked the family to the core. She spent the next decade doing the best she could to play both the mother and father role for her sweet young girls. It wasn’t until they were grown that Couric was finally able to move on and find love once more.
When she knew just how serious her daughter and Mark were getting, she knew just what she had to do. Before Mark popped the question, she gave him one of her most treasured possessions: the engagement ring that Ellie’s father had originally given her.
This one of the most selfless acts of love a mother could do for her daughter. Not to mention the ring, itself, is stunning and utterly timeless!
We are so excited to see their happy family continuing to grow. We wish Ellie and Mark and long life of love and happiness together!