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Katie Couric Allegedly Split From Boyfriend Brooks Perlin For Family Reasons

Katie Couric

First Posted: 12/21/11 04:48 PM ET Updated: 12/21/11 05:14 PM ET

The Daily Mail noted, based on a National Enquirer report, that Katie Couric allegedly split from boyfriend Brooks Perlin for two reasons: her daughters.

A source told the National Enquirer that Couric's two daughters, Ellie, 20, and Carrie, 15, allegedly did not think Perlin could "measure up" to their late father. Couric's husband, attorney Jay Monaha, lost his battle to colon cancer in 1998.

Couric and Perlin had been together for five years. Reports of their break up surfaced in early December. Couric and Perlin met in 2006 at a fundraiser in New York City, and had a 17-year age difference between them. A friend of Couric's told the Huffington Post that based on her wide range of interests and her success, Couric knew the relationship would only last for so long.

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Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |