John Molner is a banker and a Chicago native who gained fame as the husband of the American journalist Katie Couric. The couple was married in 2014. A lot has been written and talked about Katie but very limited and scattered information is available about John on the Web. So let us today catch on the lesser known facts about John Molner!
John Molner and his meeting and relationship with Katie Couric
Katie’s first husband Jay Monahan whom she married in 1989 had died of colon cancer in 1998. The couple had two beautiful daughters: Ellie and Carrie. Both are grown-up now. Talking about her meeting with John, Katie said:
“In 2012 I was single again and I asked a friend of mine, Molly, whose husband is a trauma surgeon, if her husband knew any other doctors because I thought I’d like to go out with a doctor,”
“And so she thought about it and she said, ‘We don’t really know a doctor, but we do know this banker named John Molner.’ And I said, ‘Does he have a pulse?’”
John never called her and after some urging by her friend, he did call her and they had their first meeting. Katie fell for him right away and said:
“He finally asked me out, we met at a restaurant and what can I say? He had me at hello.”
Katie, 61 and John, 55 got engaged in September 2013 and married on 21 June 2014 at her home in Hamptons. She said:
“It took me a long time [to marry again], because I loved being married and I love being married now. 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.”
John has two children from his previous relationship: Henry and Allie. They are the kids of John with his first and now ex-wife Jane Franke.
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Katie had further revealed in, 2018:
“Sometimes we get angry at each other. Sometimes I feel like he can be tough and I’m sure he thinks I’m insane. But for the most part, he’s really good company, you know? He’s just really … And I can totally be myself with him, sometimes maybe to a fault. I just love being married.”
John Molner and his birth and childhood
John Molner was born on 21 January 1963 and his current age is 55 years. His birthplace is Chicago in Illinois in the US. His parents are Paula and Herbert Molner. He has two siblings- Tom and David. Tom is an attorney and David is a film financier.
John graduated from Trinity College and has obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
He is Native American with American nationality.
John Molner and his career
John joined Brown Brothers Harriman which is the oldest and also the largest bank of the USA.
Through his hard work and talent, John got promotions and now he leads the corporate finance and advisory practice. John is also heading the mergers and acquisitions unit. He has retired in December 2014 but he remains linked with the bank as the Senior Advisor to BBH Capital Partners. The company has said this of him:
“He is actively involved in sourcing, investment evaluation, and providing post-investment value-added oversight to portfolio companies,”
He was seen in Katie’s cooking show Full Plate.
His net worth is $ 20 million.
The cheating rumors
In 2012, the National Inquirer revealed that Katie discovered after two years of dating John that he also was in a relationship at the same time with Jessica Hsu, 28 who was his colleague at BBH. Jessica had also said at that time:
“Yes, John cheated on me,”
John has a slim build but his body measurements are not known. He is active on Twitter with 1.7k fans and also has an Instagram account with 15.4k followers.
Source: people.com, heavy. com, okmagazine.com