Katie Couric Gets Candid About Turning 60 — “I Was Dreading It!”

Katie Couric was the life of her own 60th birthday party. She danced up a storm with old friends and looked fabulous in a sleeveless black dress, which makes her true feelings about turning 60 all the more surprising. In an interview with Closer Weekly, Katie gets candid about the milestone birthday and reveals her plan for aging gracefully – and energetically!

"I was dreading it," she exclusively tells Closer of turning 60, "even though that isn’t what I’m supposed to say!"

Now she’s eager to shatter one stereotype about aging in particular: "That when you turn 60," she shares, "you should head to Florida and move in with the Golden Girls!"

Instead, Katie is more energized than ever, "working my ass off," she jokes to Closer, "plus spin, yoga and trying some meditation" to help stay fit and focused.

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"When a lot of people hit 60, they’re looking for a career exit plan and winding down what they do in life," a friend confirms. "But for Katie, she feels she’s just getting started."

"If you put out a lot of positive energy, it helps you with the aging process," Katie reveals to Closer.

For more on Katie, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!

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