Katie Couric And Larry King Went On A Date More Than 25 Years Ago
By Jessica Rawden 2013-02-02 00:33:55
Veteran TV personality Katie Couric once had an interesting date with another big TV journalist, Larry King. If you are doing the math, the two are pretty far apart in age, but at the time, the now 56-year-old Couric was dating left and right as a learning experience, and so when the now 79-year-old King asked, she said sure. Obviously, the date didn’t take.
Couric visited the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, a set where incidentally, King has related a similar story about he and Couric’s infamous date. The date occurred in Washington D.C. when Couric was a young woman of thirty. It started off as a decent date at an Italian restaurant with extremely close seating. Couric reports King was driving her “home” when she realized they were going in the wrong direction—toward his apartment.
"So we sat there, and what can I say? He lunged … and I started laughing a little bit because the whole situation was out of a bad Lifetime movie. I said, 'Larry, you are such a nice man, but I would like to meet someone a little closer to my age.'"
King tells the story a little differently. According to THR, his version to Jimmy Kimmel involved a slight roommate issue. In King's story, they couldn’t go to her place because of her roommate and nothing ended up happening. Honestly, whatever the true story is, it’s pretty weird that the two ever even went out on a date. I’m sure there have been stranger date match-ups in the history of the universe, but the curmudgeonly King and the affable Couric going out is pretty difficult to picture.
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