People magazine announced today that the five-year-old lovers, Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin have called it quits. Anonymous sources claim that the two did not have anything in common, so they were making great efforts to maintain the relation.
According to the declarations of the anonymous sources, the fact that Katie and Brooks had two different careers contributed to their separation. Sources added that that the former lovers were “”at different stages in their careers”. Couric is now busy preparing various shows for ABC among which the December 15 special programme called “The Year”. The show is produced in collaboration with the People magazine and is meant to sum up the year 2011 during its two-hour broadcast. Brooks, on the other hand, is an entrepreneur, so his schedule is busy, too.
Couric met Perlin in 2006 during a fundraising event for cancer researches. The 54-year-old TV host wanted to make donations because her husband died of colon cancer at age 42, in 1998. Although the age difference between them was rather big – Perlin is 37 – Katie and Brooks decided to start dating. The relationship went well for almost five years, but during the last months they realized they had to call it quits.
Katie seems to be doing OK after the breakup. According to the declarations of her friends, the journalist is just as full of energy as she used to be before the separation. It’s not that Couric did not care about her former partner, but they were going through rough times for a while. The ABC host declared in May that her relationship with Perlin was “complicated”. She attributed the misunderstandings between her and Brooks to the fact that the 37-year-old businessman was 17 years younger than her.
Despite the saddening breakup, Katie is a woman who loves life and those who have been around her know this very well. Her friends are convinced that Katie can still find true love and they already try to get her out on dates. You haven’t heard the good news, yet, boys! Couric did not say she doesn’t want to date, so she is as available as she can be.