By RICHARD MORIARTY
Katie Couric obviously believes variety is the spice of life. The Today show co-host has three new men on the go — and they all have something very different to offer, The National Enquirer can reveal.
Since breaking up with TV executive Tom Werner a year ago, widowed mother-of-two Katie, 48, has been quietly enjoying the attentions of three dream dates — a business tycoon, a caring doctor and a talented painter.
Admirer #1 is the mystery man we photographed with Katie on a night out in New York City last month.
We have since learned he is James Reyes, 42, from Washington D.C., whose family-run food and drink distribution business, Reyes Holdings, has revenues this year set to top $7 billion.
Reyes was engaged to blonde radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, 40, but the wedding was called off after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in April.
A family friend said of the break-up: “It related to Laura’s illness. It appears that Katie Couric is someone he took up with a lot later.”
Admirer #2 is New York orthopedic surgeon Dr. Seth Neubardt, who earns an estimated $15 million a year.
According to lawyer Herb Nass, a good friend of the 46-year-old doctor, Katie has been “hot and heavy” with him for the past three months.
“They are very fond of each other,” he said. “He’s not someone who seeks publicity. He’s very much a salt-of-the-earth guy.”
Admirer #3 is modern landscape painter Stephen Hannock, 54, who we revealed in March had grown close to Katie.
Hannock has said that the TV anchor, who lost her husband Jay Monahan to cancer seven years ago, has been a pillar of strength following his own wife’s death from the disease last year.
The National Enquirer will be watching closely to see which eligible suitor wins over sought-after Katie — and we will be sure to keep you posted!