WHY KATIE COURIC DITCHED BOY TOY LOVER!

Published on: December 27, 2011
Photography by: Splash News Online
WHY KATIE COURIC DITCHED BOY TOY LOVER!

 

NE 6 January 2, 2012

By NATIONAL ENQUIR STAFF

 

A secret “family feud” finally ripped apart Katie Couric’s five-year relationship with her toyboy lover Brooks Perlin – and she kicked him to the curb, say sources.

The 54-year-old for­mer “CBS News” anchor gave the boot to Perlin, who’s 17 years younger, because her two daugh­ters – Ellie, 20, and Carrie, 15 – “hated him” and felt he could “never measure up” to their be­loved dad Jay Monahan, who died of colon cancer in 1998.

To make matters worse, Perlin’s family saw Katie “as nothing more than a cougar,” reveal insiders.

The news star was so busy with her anchor job at CBS that she’d put her relationship on autopilot and didn’t even realize how bad it had grown, say sources. But after she left that job she had more time to think about her romance and decided she’d had all she could take of Brooks.

“She told a friend, ‘I made a big mistake!’” said one close source, adding: “In the end, Katie realized there wasn’t a future with Brooks. At that point, she felt that the re­lationship had been a huge waste of time.”

As the thrill of having a hot younger lover subsided, Katie fi­nally admitted to herself that her girls “could never ac­cept him” as she’d been hoping they would and it was creating a family feud, added the source.

Katie’s girls ap­parently never adjusted to Brooks moving into their luxury Manhattan apartment.

“It was strange for her daugh­ters to have this young guy going to bed with their mom each night,” explained the insider.

“Katie’s daughters cringed every time they saw him kiss or hug her. It was easier for Ellie, who went off to college, but Carrie hated having Brooks living under the same roof.”

Meantime, Brooks’ feelingsbegan to change as his friends and family kept badgering him about how Katie was too old and he could never have children of his own with her. He actually began looking around for a new apart­ment before she kicked him out, revealed the close source.

“It finally ended for good when the two had a furious fight about their future together – or lack thereof – and Katie told him to hit the road.”

 

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