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Cassandra Thorburn is reclaiming her identity on Dancing with the Stars 

‘I was never Mrs Stefanovic’: Cassandra Thorburn is reclaiming her identity and looking forward to a ‘fresh start’ on Dancing with the Stars after split from former Today host Karl

She has raised up from the ashes of a very high profile divorce from Karl Stefanovic. 

But Cassandra Thorburn is reclaiming her identity and does not want to be seen as anyone’s wife, she tells Confidential. 

The 47-year-old said:  ‘There’s the Cass that people think of as the former Mrs Stefanovic. I was never a Mrs Stefanovic. I have always been Cass Thorburn’.

 

 ‘I was never a Mrs Stefanovic’: Cassandra Thorburn is reclaiming her identity and looking forward to a ‘fresh start’ on Dancing with the Stars after split from former Today host Karl Pictured: 2018

She added that her role on Dancing with the Stars will give her the opportunity to be herself. 

‘It is a fresh start to a new year and a great outlook… I can control being able to present myself as me,’ she said. 

The author added that people can get to know the ‘real her’ and that means she can potentially change public perception. 

The 47-year-old said: 'There's the Cass that people think of as the former Mrs Stefanovic. I was never a Mrs Stefanovic. I have always been Cass Thorburn'. Pictured with former husband Karl Stefanovic(left) in 2012

The 47-year-old said: ‘There’s the Cass that people think of as the former Mrs Stefanovic. I was never a Mrs Stefanovic. I have always been Cass Thorburn’. Pictured with former husband Karl Stefanovic(left) in 2012

Moving up: Cass added that her role on Dancing with the Stars will give her the opportunity to be herself. 'I can control being able to present myself as me,' she said. Pictured on Dancing with the Stars 

Moving up: Cass added that her role on Dancing with the Stars will give her the opportunity to be herself. ‘I can control being able to present myself as me,’ she said. Pictured on Dancing with the Stars 

‘People were interested and wanted to know who I am and that is why Dancing With The Stars is a good thing for me. 

‘If they like me as a person, which hopefully they will, then I will be able to move on with a career,’ she concluded. 

Cassandra and former Today show host Karl, 44, split in September 2016, after 21 years of marriage. 

New view: 'People were interested and wanted to know who I am and that is why Dancing With The Stars is a good thing for me. If they like me as a person, which hopefully they will, then I will be able to move on with a career,' she concluded. Pictured: 2017

New view: ‘People were interested and wanted to know who I am and that is why Dancing With The Stars is a good thing for me. If they like me as a person, which hopefully they will, then I will be able to move on with a career,’ she concluded. Pictured: 2017

The have three children, sons Jackson, 19, and River, 12, and a daughter, Ava, 13. 

Karl attracted headlines when a few months after the split, he began dating former-model-turned-shoe-designer Jasmine Yarbrough, who is 10 years his junior.

Jasmine and Karl tied the knot in a lavish three-day ceremony at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Cabo, Mexico, on December 8, 2018. 

Cassandra appears to have lately been feeling more confident than ever as she prepares for her role on Dancing with the Stars. 

Going strong:  Cassandra recently shared a photo of her slim pins and went on to say that there had been some 'doubt' about her dance abilities but the author was whisking that away

Going strong:  Cassandra recently shared a photo of her slim pins and went on to say that there had been some ‘doubt’ about her dance abilities but the author was whisking that away

The mother-of-three recently shared a photo of her slim pins, resting on a chair as she relaxed by the seaside.   

Explaining that she had been training hard for the dance contest, the former journalist went on to say that there had been some ‘doubt’ about her abilities but the author was whisking that away.  

Cassandra added: ‘These legs may not have been made for dancing.  The countdown is on and self doubt is the enemy’. 

Training hard! Cassandra is training for Dancing with the Stars, which begins next month

Training hard! Cassandra is training for Dancing with the Stars, which begins next month

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