Katie Couric and Larry King went on a date, Couric tells Kimmel - See video
Katie Couric appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, January 31, and confirmed to the host that her romantic past includes a date with Larry King.
Although Kimmel refused to believe what King had previously told him, the "Katie" host went into detail about the awkward night and video of the interview can be seen below.
"So I was about 30 years old and I was going through this period of my life that I was going, 'I'm going to go out with anybody who asks me because you learn something every time you go out with a new person. You learn something about them, it's something new,'" she said. "So I met Larry at this restaurant in Washington and what can I say Jimmy, I was wearing a leather skirt."
"So he called me and he asked me out to dinner and I thought, 'Well that will be really interesting,'" she added. "So he picks me up at my apartment. I lived in Washington. Picked me up and I came downstairs and he had a Lincoln Town Car."
The 56-year-old journalist and television personality added that King put in a tape in the tape deck and it was Jack Jones and the two ate at an Italian restaurant.
"We had a nice enough time and we're going home, and I see that we're going over Memorial Bridge, and this is not the way to my apartment," Couric said. "I said, 'Larry, where are we going?' And he goes, 'My place.' And I was like, 'Oh mother of god.'"
"So we sat there, and what can I say? He lunged," Couric added. "And I started laughing a little bit because the whole situation was out of a bad Lifetime movie. I said, 'Larry, you're such an interesting, nice man, but I would like to meet someone a little closer to my age.'"
"He said, 'That's okay because when I like, I really like," Couric said.
She noted that King's version of the date is different from hers and that he said he couldn't go upstairs to her apartment because she had a roommate, but Couric told Kimmel she didn't have a roommate at the time.
Couric also revealed that Michael Jackson wanted to go on a date with her after her husband died in 1998.
"I thought it would just be too weird, I mean the tabloids would go crazy. I didn't need that," she said. "Now I'm just really sorry I didn't have dinner with him because it would have been a fascinating conversation."
Couric's show "Katie" was recently renewed for a second season by ABC on Wednesday, January 30. Check out Couric's interview with Jimmy Kimmel below.
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