Cassandra Thorburn, 47, reportedly went on a furious rant about her ex-husband Karl Stefanovic, 44, after his wedding to Jasmine Yarbrough, 34.
The mother-of-three, who split from the Today host in 2016 after 21 years of marriage, branded him a ‘narcissist’ and ‘fake’, according to New Idea this week however she denied the claims on Monday.
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia she said, ‘There was no interview or rant.’
‘Who needs three weddings in a year?’ Cassandra Thorburn reportedly ‘goes on a furious rant’ about ex-husband Karl Stefanovic after his nuptials to Jasmine Yarbrough… as she brands Today host a ‘narcissist’ and ‘fake’. Cassandra is pictured (right) arriving at Sydney Airport on Sunday and Karl and Jasmine are pictured (left) on their wedding day
The magazine claims that as the former ABC journalist jetted into Sydney Airport on Sunday following a trip to Melbourne, she reportedly criticised Karl’s wedding.
‘He’s thrown three weddings for goodness sake. Who needs three weddings in a year, give us a break,’ Cassandra was quoted as telling a reporter.
‘Three weddings and a funeral. We had a funeral and it was my dad’s.
She continued: ‘I’ve done a lot of reading about narcissism… Everything he says is about this fake person who lives in this fake castle, it’s not real.’
History: Cassandra split from the Channel Nine host in 2016 after 21 years of marriage. Pictured at the University of Sydney on October 16, 2008 in Sydney
In February, Karl and Jasmine announced their engagement.
‘When Jasmine came into my life, I had no thoughts of new love or the future, but we are happy and grateful we found each other,’ he previously told Stellar.
The following month, they held a commitment ceremony in Palm Beach.
In October, Cassandra penned a heartfelt tribute to her late father, Max Thorburn, after he died from cancer.
Bold claim: The magazine goes on to quote Cassandra as claiming Karl once referred to himself as ‘the best journalist in Australia, quite possibly the world’
New Idea claims the children’s author also took umbrage with a 2014 sexism experiment which saw the father-of-three wear the same blue suit for a year, saying ‘[People] just believed it because he said it’.
The magazine goes on to quote Cassandra as claiming Karl once referred to himself as ‘the best journalist in Australia, quite possibly the world’ and that he has ‘a lot to hide’.
As Karl tied the knot with Jasmine over the weekend, Cassandra was surrounded by friends in Melbourne.
Engagement: In February, Karl and Jasmine announced their engagement. The couple are pictured with friends in Sydney
The three children she shared with Karl, Jackson, 19, Ava, 13 and 12-year-old River are all believed to have travelled to Mexico for the wedding.
Cassandra shared a cryptic Instagram post around the same time that first wedding photos of Karl and Jasmine surfaced online.
She shared a photo of The Handmaid’s Tale book cover to Instagram and described the novel as ‘an emotional roller-coaster’.
Commitment ceremony: In March, they held a commitment ceremony in Palm Beach
A good book for my journey. An excellent tv series that is an emotional roller coaster for women. Well worth watching!’ she captioned.
The Handmaid’s Tale follows the life of June Osborne, who is oppressed and forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship in a dystopian future.
On Thursday, a few days before Karl’s wedding, Cassandra was spotted at Sydney Airport boarding a flight to Melbourne.
Cryptic: Cassandra shared a cryptic Instagram post around the same time that first wedding photos of Karl and Jasmine surfaced online. She shared a photo of The Handmaid’s Tale book cover to Instagram and described the novel as ‘an emotional roller-coaster’
She appeared strained and was wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt with the word ‘NEVER’ emblazoned across the front.
Earlier this week, Cass told Daily Mail Australia that she is fed-up with being portrayed as a ‘bitter ex-wife’ in the media.
Blissfully unaware? Karl has not publicly responded to New Idea’s claims about Cassandra’s supposed rant. He is pictured here kissing Jasmine Yarbrough