Eric André Announces His New Boo Katie Couric at South by Southwest
Most men would need years to get over the end of a relationship with Emily Ratajkowski. Eric André is not most men.
The surrealist comedian was honored at this past weekend’s second most prestigious award ceremony — on Friday, André received the Cult Favorite Award at Variety's Power of Comedy event that launched Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest Festival. During the evening’s festivities, André spotted a woman who bore a stunning resemblance to Emmy-winning TV journalism legend Katie Couric. As it turns out, that person was Emmy-winning TV journalism legend Katie Couric.
“You’re in the presence of a fucking queen,” André said of Couric after identifying her mid-acceptance speech. “We’re dating,” he added. Some guys have all the luck.
Wikipedia nerds might think that Couric has actually been married to financier John Molner for eight years and that André’s comment at SXSW was a joke, but the second the “free” encyclopedia reverses my lifetime ban I’ll be able to set the record straight on media’s most unlikely power couple. Couric famously once went on a date with the late comedy legend Bob Saget, so the pairing isn’t completely against type for either her or André.
We wish many happy returns to André and Couric — may their time together be filled with love, laughter and a lifetime supply of ranch.