Lanford Beard
December 13, 2011 AT 05:11 PM EST

Katie Couric and Brooks Perlin have ended their five-year relationship, reports People. The couple met in 2006 at a fund-raising event for colon cancer, the disease which claimed the life of Couric’s husband, Jay Monahan, in 1998. According to People‘s sources, Couric’s breakup with the 17-years-younger entrepreneur was amicable but “inevitable.”

Read more:

Katie Couric talker sold in more than 80 percent of U.S.

You May Like