Richard Wilkins’ son Christian says Karl Stefanovic is ‘of course’ the best journalist in the world – after the Today host ‘bragged about his career to his ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn’
Cassandra Thorburn allegedly told a photographer last Sunday that her ex-husband Karl Stefanovic once told her ‘it is very hard’ being the best journalist in the world.
And on Wednesday, Christian Wilkins – who was a guest at Karl’s wedding to Jasmine Yarbrough in Mexico over the weekend – had a rather interesting response when asked about the reports.
As he stepped out of Sydney Airport alongside his father Richard Wilkins, Christian was asked: ‘Is Karl the best journalist in Australia if not the world?’
Cheeky! Richard Wilkins’ son Christian (left) said Karl Stefanovic is ‘of course’ the best journalist in the world – after the Today host reportedly bragged about his career to ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn following their separation in 2016
Without missing a beat, the 23-year-old socialite responded: ‘I mean, of course.’
Christian and Richard had just arrived in Australia after a flight from Mexico, and they were also joined by Richard’s girlfriend Virginia Burmeister.
It comes after Cassandra reportedly accused Karl, 44, of boasting about his ‘media influence’ during an impromptu interview at Sydney Airport last Sunday.
Sassy response: While exiting Sydney Airport after having attended the Today show host’s nuptials to Jasmine Yarbrough in Mexico, Christian said: ‘I mean, of course’
New Idea claimed the 47-year-old ‘ranted’ about Karl’s sense of self-importance after spending the weekend in Melbourne to escape the media spotlight surrounding her ex-husband’s wedding.
The mother-of-three allegedly told a paparrazo: ‘After we separated he… said [to me]: “It is very, very hard to be the best journalist in Australia, quite possibly the world”. That tells you who that man is and who he thinks he is.’
Cassandra then reportedly branded Karl a ‘narcissist’ and ‘fake’.
Claims: It comes after Cassandra Thorburn [pictured], 47, reportedly accused her ex-husband Karl of boasting about his ‘media influence’ saying he told her ‘it is very, very hard to be the best journalist in Australia, quite possibly the world’
Cassandra later denied New Idea’s report, however, telling Daily Mail Australia in a statement on Monday: ‘There was no interview or rant.’
But in an expected twist, The Daily Telegraph later claimed to have obtained ‘irrefutable’ proof the conversation did take place as originally reported.
While Karl tied the knot with Jasmine at the One&Only Palmilla resort in San José del Cabo last weekend, Cassandra was surrounded by supportive friends in Melbourne.
The three children she shares with Karl – Jackson, 19, Ava, 13, River, 12 – all travelled to Mexico for the wedding.
Nuptials: New Idea claimed that Cassandra said the comments upon returning from Melbourne last Sunday, at the time in which Karl tied the knot with Jasmine [pictured], 34, in Mexico