12/13/2011 08:14 am ET | Updated Feb 12, 2012

Katie Couric, Boyfriend Brooks Perlin Break Up

Katie Couric has split with boyfriend Brooks Perlin after five years, Page Six reported Tuesday.

"They have decided to move on," a friend told the paper, saying that things had been rocky for months and that businessman Perlin is moving out of Couric's Upper East Side home.

The two met at a New York fundraiser in 2006. Speaking about him in April, Couric said, ""He's incredibly kind, caring and sensitive. He challenges me in ways I wouldn't be challenged otherwise. Even if we are not on the same page all the time, I like being in his space."

A 2007 report in People said that Couric was initially thrown off by her 17-year age difference with Perlin, but that the wealthy Connecticut native (who currently is COO of an environmental products company) won her over.

A friend of Couric's told HuffPost that based on her wide range of interests and her success, she knew the relationship would only last for so long.

"She now becomes one of the most eligible women in New York," the friend said.

Couric and Perlin in happier times: