Katie Couric Plays the Dating Field
Despite a recent report that jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, 42, was devastated when the 48-year-old perky TV personality dumped him to reunite with her longtime beau, businessman Tom Werner, Botti's rep insists the pair are still friends – and have never been all that serious.
"He's not heart-broken," the rep says. "They are casually dating. The relationship is based on friendship. They see each other when he's in town, like at his (Feb. 11) date at Madison Square Garden."
But what about Werner – with whom Couric broke up last fall after a four-year relationship? The two had dinner together in New York City the week after she saw Botti, but "they are just talking," says an inside source. "She is dating, yes, and she is having a good time."
Couric has two daughters, ages 9 and 13, from her marriage to Jay Monahan, who died of colon cancer in 1998.