Katie Couric may have only just announced her engagement to banker John Molner earlier this month, but she's already thinking about how to make her second marriage work.
Couric, whose first husband died in 1998 after a battle with colon cancer, spoke to HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski about the struggles that people getting married for the second time face, and why she decided to focus an entire episode of her show on the topic.
"Something like 60 percent of second marriages fail, it's a higher divorce rate than first marriages. And I think 40 percent of marriages in this country are now second marriages," she said. "Given the fact that so many people are in second marriages or contemplating second marriages, I thought it was a really important show to do and obviously something that I was very interested in."
Couric also gushed about her soon-to-be husband, and told Minkovski that she is looking forward to marrying him.
"He's really smart and fun, and great company, and comfortable in his own skin, what more could you ask for, right?" she said.
Check out the video above to hear more from Couric, then click through the slideshow below to see other celebs who remarried over the age of 50.
Olivia Newton-John married her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi, in 1984 at age 36. The couple had one daughter two years into their marriage, though they divorced in 1995. In June 2008, Newton-John married her second--and current--husband , John Easterling, at age 59.
Bruce Willis married actress Demi Moore in 1987 at age 32, with whom he had 3 daughters. Nine years after the couple's split, a 54-year-old Willis married model and actress Emma Heming in 2000, his current wife to date.
Famed actor, film director, and producer Robert Redford married Lola Van Wagenen at age 22, with whom he had four children. The couple divorced in 1985 after 27 years of marriage, and Redford married his second and current wife Sibylle Szaggars in 2009 at age 73.
Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas married first wife Diandra Luker in 1977, with whom he had one son. The couple divorced in 2000 after 20 years of marriage, and at age 56, Douglas married actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is 25 years his junior. The pair is still married and have two children together.
"Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli married her first husband, rocker Eddie Van Halen in 1981, at age 20. After 20 years of marriage the couple separated in 2001, and divorced in 2008. Bertinelli married her current husband, financial planner Tom Vitale, in Malibu in 2011 at age 50.