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Katie Couric’s Daughter Ellie Is Engaged: See Her Sentimental Ring

ellie katie couricEllie Monahan (L) and journalist Katie Couric attend the 'Under The Gun' Cast Party at The Music Lodge on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)

Katie Couric’s oldest daughter is engaged, the news personality announced Sunday, January 10.

The former Today show anchor took to Instagram to reveal the engagement of her 27-year-old daughter, Ellie Monahan, to her future son-in-law, Mark.

“OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG,” Couric joyously expressed. “Ellie and Mark are engaged!”

The news correspondent also revealed several sentimental details about her daughter’s engagement story, including how Mark popped the question with the very ring her late husband, Jay Monahan, used to propose to Couric decades ago.

“She’s wearing the ring her Dad gave to me,” Couric continued. “#happytears #heaskedmypermission #ikeptasecret #jaywouldbesoproud #mazelmazelgoodthings #takegoodcareofmybaby #ohjesusguessihavetothrowawedding #weloveyoumark #monster-in-law love you all!”

Couric and Monahan, who passed away in 1998 from colon cancer, are parents to two daughters, Ellie and Caroline.

Ultimately, Couric found love and married her current husband, John Molner, in 2014.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.