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Katie Couric's Daughter, Ellie Monahan, Is Engaged!

The bride-to-be is also wearing the engagement ring her late father, Jay Monahan, gave her mom.

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Katie Couric's daughter is engaged—and she's wearing a very special piece of jewelry to celebrate.


Couric, 62, announced her 27-year-old daughter Ellie Monahan's engagement to boyfriend Mark on Instagram Sunday.


"OMG OMG OMG," she gushed alongside a photo of the future husband and wife. "Ellie and Mark are engaged!"


The journalist also revealed that Mark proposed with the engagement ring Couric received from her late husband Jay Monahan.


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"And she's wearing the ring her Dad gave to me," Couric wrote, alongside a slew of happy hashtags.


Couric and Monahan married in 1989 and had two daughters, Ellie and Caroline (now 22). But in 1998, Monahan died of colon cancer at age 42.


"I had never had something horrible happen to me before. Jay used to say I was born on a sunny day, and suddenly I wasn't," Couric told PEOPLE Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle last year. "Like the clichés say, it made me appreciate things. It made me understand how important it is to say things in the here and now and not wait. When someone is important to you or means something to you, you need to tell them and not wait."


"It's also, I think, most profoundly given me a higher sense of purpose that I'm in a position to take this unimaginable pain and loss and try to do something positive with it," she added.


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Couric went on to marry banker John Molner on June 21, 2014 at her private home in the Hamptons.


"It took me a long time [to marry again] because I loved being married and I love being married now," Couric told Cagle. "And I'm not a solitary person. I like company. And John is so funny. He's just got this incredibly dry and wry sense of humor, and he doesn't take himself too seriously. And he's just fun to be around."


"Sometimes we get angry at each other. Sometimes I feel like he can be tough and I'm sure he thinks I'm insane," she continued. "But for the most part, he's really good company, you know? And I can totally be myself with him, sometimes maybe to a fault."


This post originally appeared on by Aurelie Corinthios.