AceShowbiz - Katie Couric is celebrating her daughter's Ellie Monahan wedding. Commemorating her eldest daughter's special day, the former "TODAY" co-anchor posted a sweet firework photo on her social media page.
"Baby you're a firework. Happy wedding Ellie and Mark," the 64-year-old wrote on Instagram on Monday, July 5. Along with it, she shared a photo of her 29-year-old daughter Ellie and her husband Mark Dobrosky watching a fireworks display.
The award-winning journalist further informed her followers that she would share more photos after she recovered from the night's festivities. She wrote in the caption, "Of course more pics to come when I recover!"
One day earlier, Katie paid a heartfelt tribute to her daughter which included pictures of Ellie as a young girl with her late father Jay Monahan, who died of colon cancer at the age of 42 in 1998. She wrote, "It seems like yesterday when Ellie was crawling up my body like a little gymnast and doing a back flip off my shoulders. When she wouldn't take off her Belle dress -- ever."
"When she got her wisdom teeth pulled and was so loopy she asked the dentist to lunch. When she would spin the volleyball before a serve. When she headed off to college where she met a wonderful guy named Mark. When she moved to LA for graduate school…and became a successful TV writer. And on and on," Katie recalled.
"It went by in a flash and today Ellie is getting married to her beloved Jersey boy," Katie continued. Near the end of the lengthy message, she voiced her joy by writing, "My heart is full of unbridled happiness for them both and for all of us who are coming to celebrate their love and life itself. Jay would be so proud. Here's to love, here's to joy, here's to the future."
Katie announced Ellie's engagement in February 2019. At the time, she revealed that her daughter was proposed to using the same diamond ring her late husband gave her. "OMG ... Ellie and Mark are engaged! OMG ... And she's wearing the ring her Dad gave to me," she wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of the newly engaged couple.