Katie Couric Talks Famous Exes with Howard Stern
She’s one of the most recognizable journalists in the industry and Katie Couric has her fair share of celebrity ex-boyfriends to speak of.
During an interview on Howard Stern's SiriusXM Radio show, the “Katie” host confessed to dating “Full House” star Bob Saget. “He was fun, he was really fun. I had fun. I don’t think I did it for him.”
Couric also noted, “I went out with Jeff Probst once too. I think he had puka shells on- that was kind of a weird thing.”
"I can't say that I was devastated that neither called me back. I thought they were both nice guys . . . I don't think there was real magic there with either [of them], but I enjoyed spending time with them."
Couric also shared that Michael Jackson showed interest in her about 12 years ago and had his rabbi call her to set up a date.
“The rabbi called me in my office at the Today show. [He said] 'Katie, I have a question for you, are you seeing anyone?' And I thought, this is so beyond creepy that Rabbi Shmuley is hitting on me. I'm like 'Rabbi Shmuley, you have like nine kids, what's going on here?' I said 'Actually, I am [seeing someone].' Because I had a boyfriend at the time."
"He said, 'Oh, that's a shame . . . Michael [Jackson] said to me 'That's the kind of girl I would like to go out with . . .' and I said, 'Rabbi Shmuley, that's very flattering but I am seeing someone . . . will you tell him how flattered I am and what a nice compliment that is?'"
Katie observed, "Not to be too psychoanalytical about it, but I think he was looking for a little normalcy possibly, and maybe he saw me as kind of a normal person. I do regret not having dinner with him. That would have been insane -- breaking bread with Michael Jackson!"