KATIE'S NEW BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND: MR. RIGHT OR MR. RIGHT NOW?

Published on: February 2, 2007
KATIE'S NEW BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND: MR. RIGHT OR MR. RIGHT NOW?

Katie Couric keeps a tight veil of secrecy around her romantic life - but she recently hinted she's found Mr. Right.

Asked if she's in a romantic relationship, the CBS news anchor didn't deny that she has a special guy, coyly replying: "I have a fun, happy social life.

"I will just say that I have been having a good time and am really happy."

The 50-year-old news star should be happy - she's bagged a billionaire!

The ENQUIRER reported the former "Today" queen is involved with dashing Washington, D.C., businessman Jimmy Reyes, a 44-year-old divorced father of two.

Reyes, whose family runs a food-and- drink distribution business, was previously engaged to blonde radio talk show host Laura Ingraham in 2005.

The high-powered executive is the first serious man in Katie's life since her breakup with television production executive Tom Werner a few years ago, say sources.

The mother of two - whose daughters are 11 and 15 - told "Reader's Digest" she's open to marrying again. Her husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in 1998.

But she added, "I never wanted to be in a situation where I was doing something that wasn't 100 percent right just to try to give the girls a father figure.

"My girls are thriving. Of course, father-daughter night at school drives me crazy because I think it is so grossly insensitive."

What is Katie looking for in a husband?

"I am independent and self-reliant, but I enjoy having someone to talk to, get upset in front of and share happiness with."