Kate Couric is actually honoring her late husband, Jay Monahan.
The journalist took to Instagram on Wednesday to pay tribute to her former partner, who died 20 years ago at age 42 through colon cancer.
Couric shared a heartwarming photo of Monahan posing with one of their two children, daughters Ellie, today 26, in addition to Caroline, 22. “Jay Monahan,” she captioned the item. “January 9, 1956-January 24, 1998. Twenty years ago today. We miss you.”
The 61-year-old author has been an advocate for colon cancer awareness ever since the death of her husband. Couric, who also lost her sister, Emily, to pancreatic cancer in 2001, famously underwent a colonoscopy on-air in March 2000, in addition to then a mammogram in 2005, in hopes of raising awareness about cancer prevention.
Today, Couric is actually happily remarried to banker John Molner. They tied the knot in a modest, private ceremony at their home inside Hamptons in June 2014.
While chatting with ET last year, Couric said she feels “definitely lucky” to have him by her side.
“I feel definitely lucky because he’s funny in addition to kind in addition to definitely smart in addition to great company,” she gushed. “You know, you forget how important the item is actually just to enjoy being with the person.”
“You definitely appreciate the item when you enjoy being with in which person,” she added. “So, I’m definitely happy.”
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