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Katie Couric shares thoughtful message after criticism of husband John Molner

The TV anchor took to Instagram

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
July 5, 2022
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Katie Couric has taken to Instagram to share a reflective post with her fans.

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The TV star returned to social media on Monday following criticism aimed at her husband, John Molner.

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John came under fire when he made reference to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade – but in a way that many felt was "tone-deaf" and "ill-timed".

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He spoke about the ruling in a long message about his recent Delta flight. He shared a picture of an aircraft and wrote alongside: "It's a sad day in our nation.

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John came under fire for his Instagram post

"Roe v Wade has been repealed. Additionally, the Court has struck down New York gun safety laws restricting people from carrying concealed weapons.

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"And Delta Airlines continues its descent toward becoming the worst major US airlines, canceling scores of flights daily, stranding passengers for days and holding them hostage to higher fares. It's not as bad as rolling back reproductive rights but it's pretty aggravating."

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Katie and John have been happily married since 2014

His post certainly proved divisive with a number of followers, including one who wrote: "Somber day indeed. But how can you group a failing airline in the same post as removing constitutional rights for women?!?! Beyond insensitive and out of touch. @katiecouric can you help him out?"

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Katie, however, chose to focus her attention elsewhere as she took to Instagram on Independence Day.

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Katie shared a thoughtful message to mark Independence Day

Instead, she posted a sweet montage of her daughter Ellie's wedding day and wrote: "Happy 4th of July. It's a strange one this year but there are still things worth celebrating…like Ellie and Mark's one year anniversary! #fourthofjuly #elliesaysidobro #happyanniversary."

John was among the many to comment on her post, writing, "Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple! Love you both," along with a red love heart.

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The couple recently celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary

Katie and financier John got engaged in September 2013 after two years together, and were married in a small, private ceremony at her home in The Hamptons on 21 June 2014.

Prior to that, Katie was married to John (Jay) Paul Monahan. The couple tied the knot in 1989 and welcomed two children, Ellie, now 30, and 28-year-old Caroline, before he sadly passed away from colorectal cancer in 1998 at the age of 42.

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