His ex-wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn, recently admitted he’s ‘dead to her.’
And now Karl Stefanovic’s girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough, 33, has defended the Today star, 43.
Singing his praises, Jasmine told The Daily Telegraph how ‘happy’ she is and said he’s incredibly ‘supportive’ of her, and an all-round ‘great guy.’
‘I am very happy’: Jasmine Yarbrough defends boyfriend Karl Stefanovic (seen together) calling him ‘supportive’ and a ‘great guy’…after his ex-wife Cassandra says he’s ‘dead to her’
‘Karl is such an amazing, major supporter of me,’ Jasmine said.
‘He is such a great guy,’ she added.
‘I feel so lucky and supported. I am very happy,’ she finished.
Not holding back! The comments come after Cassandra (pictured) slammed her ex to Woman’s Day, this week
In love: ‘Karl is such an amazing, major supporter of me,’ Jasmine said
The comments come after Cassandra slammed her ex to Woman’s Day, this week.
The 46-year-old revealed she ‘was in a very dark place’ when the relationship fell apart.
Likening the break-up to experiencing the death of a family member, she admitted she will never have an amicable friendship with her ex.
‘The children still have a father but I don’t have a husband. He really is dead to me and no, we won’t ever be friends again,’ she said.
Following their breakup, Cassandra said she was left in shock, falling in a ‘heap’ when the couple’s children, Jackson, 18, Ava, 12, and River, 10, would go to school.
Struggles: Following their breakup, Cassandra said she was left in shock, falling in a ‘heap’ when the couple’s children, Jackson, 18, Ava, 12, and River, 10, would go to school
‘There were days in the beginning I would get up, put on a brave face and drop the kids at school, then I’d get to the back door and I would lie in a heap for the rest of the day unable to move – there were very dark days,’ she told the magazine.
‘I was completely gazumped when I realised Karl had gone.’
The mother-of-three added that she had relied on her friends for support in the wake of the split, but there were still elements of her former life she couldn’t bring herself to face – like the former’s couple’s marital bed.
‘I slept on the couch in front of the fire for months because I didn’t want to go near the marital bed. I was in a very dark place,’ Cassandra confessed.
Since the split, Karl was quick to move on and started a relationship shoe designer Jasmine.
Smitten: Since the split, Karl was quick to move on and started a relationship shoe designer Jasmine
Not yet: According to the magazine, Cassandra and Karl’s children are yet to meet their father’s new flame despite the couple living just a suburb away
According to the magazine, Cassandra and Karl’s children are yet to meet their father’s new flame despite the couple living just a suburb away.
Cassandra said it was thinking of her kids’ well being that pushed her to move forward with her life.
She recalled that her eldest son Jackson took the marriage breakdown particularly hard, refusing to leave their Lindfield family home for their new $8 million Cremorne mansion.
Instead, he slept on the floor of his former bedroom while his mother and siblings set up in the new home, despite all the furniture being already removed from the family’s former abode.
Despite the turmoil of the relationship breakdown, Cassandra admitted she was now feeling stronger than ever and was prioritising the happiness of her children above all but was open to meet someone new if the opportunity arose.
Karl who? Cassandra said she was open to meet someone new if the opportunity arose