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Karl Stefanovic chases after daughter Harper during a coffee date with wife Jasmine Yarbrough

Karl Stefanovic looked every bit the doting dad during a day out with wife Jasmine Yarbrough and their one-year-old daughter Harper on Thursday.

The couple stopped by a cafe in Sydney’s Double Bay, but with Harper now walking, the 46-year-old Today host had his work cut out for him.

As Karl and Jasmine, 37, made a feeble attempt to stop for a break, an active Harper made a dash for freedom.

Family outing: Karl Stefanovic looked every bit the smitten dad during a day out with wife Jasmine Yarbrough and their one-year-old daughter Harper on Thursday

Abandoning Jasmine, Karl chased after his young daughter as his wife of over two years watched on and laughed. 

The veteran TV host was quick to run after his daughter, following a barefoot Harper down the pavement.

Meanwhile, a bemused Jasmine crouched down and watched as her husband and daughter’s high-speed chase unfolded.

On the run: The couple stopped by a cafe in Sydney's Double Bay, but with Harper now walking, the 46-year-old Today host had his work cut out for him

On the run: The couple stopped by a cafe in Sydney’s Double Bay, but with Harper now walking, the 46-year-old Today host had his work cut out for him

Taking off: As Karl and Jasmine, 37, made a feeble attempt to stop for a break, an active Harper made a dash for freedom

Hot on her heels: Abandoning Jasmine, Karl chased after his young daughter as his wife of over two years watched on and laughed

Taking off: As Karl and Jasmine, 37, made a feeble attempt to stop for a break, an active Harper made a dash for freedom

After catching up to Harper, Karl scooped her up in his arms and planted a kiss on the unimpressed toddler’s cheek.

The father-of-four carried Harper back over to her waiting mum, who showed Karl something on her phone.

The couple then shared a laugh, before Karl handed Harper over to Jasmine to hold.

Game over: Harper seemed highly unimpressed after her dad finally caught up to her and picked her up

Game over: Harper seemed highly unimpressed after her dad finally caught up to her and picked her up

Daddy's girl: After catching up to Harper, Karl scooped her up in his arms and planted a kiss on the unimpressed toddler's cheek

Cry baby: Despite having a bit of a whinge, Harper quickly calmed down after she was returned to her mum

Daddy’s girl: After catching up to Harper, Karl scooped her up in his arms and planted a kiss on the unimpressed toddler’s cheek

Phoning it in: The father-of-four carried Harper back over to her waiting mum, who showed Karl something on her phone

Phoning it in: The father-of-four carried Harper back over to her waiting mum, who showed Karl something on her phone

At one stage, the renowned larrikin had both Jasmine and Harper in fits of laughter as he leant against his daughter’s pram and chatted with them.

An adorable Harper smiled happily as she sat in her mother’s arms, having seemingly forgotten all about her run for freedom. 

As they left, Karl pushed the pram, while Jasmine carried Harper across a busy street.

On the phone: Jasmine appeared to have read something aloud to Karl on her phone as they stood talking

On the phone: Jasmine appeared to have read something aloud to Karl on her phone as they stood talking

All smiles: An adorable Harper smiled happily as she sat in her mother's arms, having seemingly forgotten all about her run for freedom

All smiles: An adorable Harper smiled happily as she sat in her mother’s arms, having seemingly forgotten all about her run for freedom

Cracking up: At one stage, the renowned larrikin had both Jasmine and Harper in fits of laughter as he leant against his daughter's pram and chatted with them

Cracking up: At one stage, the renowned larrikin had both Jasmine and Harper in fits of laughter as he leant against his daughter’s pram and chatted with them

Happy family: Karl and Jasmine shared a laugh as they stood talking with their young daughter in Double Bay

Happy family: Karl and Jasmine shared a laugh as they stood talking with their young daughter in Double Bay

The family appeared to have been in high spirits during the outing, smiling happily as they made their way down the street together. 

Jasmine smiled animatedly at their daughter as they waited to cross a street, before showering her with hugs and kisses.

Meanwhile, a cheeky Karl played with his wife’s topknot as he stood behind them and happily watched on.

On the move: As they left, Karl pushed the pram, while Jasmine carried Harper across a busy street

On the move: As they left, Karl pushed the pram, while Jasmine carried Harper across a busy street

Dressed down: Both Karl and Jasmine were dressed casually for the outing, with the Channel Nine star stepping out in geometric-patterned blue and white shorts

Dressed down: Both Karl and Jasmine were dressed casually for the outing, with the Channel Nine star stepping out in geometric-patterned blue and white shorts

Fancy footwear: Karl also wore a plain black T-shirt and donned black socks with white open-toe slides

Fancy footwear: Karl also wore a plain black T-shirt and donned black socks with white open-toe slides

Fun day out: The family appeared to have been in high spirits during the outing, smiling happily as they made their way down the street together

Fun day out: The family appeared to have been in high spirits during the outing, smiling happily as they made their way down the street together

They eventually stopped by a cafe, where they ordered takeaway cups of coffee and food.

After placing their order inside, the family then sat at a bench outside to enjoy their food and drinks.

With Harper now strapped safely in her stroller, the doting parents bent down and smiled at the tot.

Baby love: Jasmine smiled animatedly at their daughter as they waited to cross a street, before showering her with hugs and kisses

Baby love: Jasmine smiled animatedly at their daughter as they waited to cross a street, before showering her with hugs and kisses

Hair-raising: A cheeky Karl played with his wife's topknot as he stood behind them and happily watched on

Activewear: Jasmine opted for black workout tights with sheer panels on the sides and a grey hooded sweatshirt

Hair-raising: A cheeky Karl played with his wife’s topknot as he stood behind them and happily watched on

At one stage, a smiling Jasmine reached out to Karl, appearing to feed him something. 

Both Karl and Jasmine were dressed casually for the outing, with the Channel Nine star stepping out in geometric-patterned blue and white shorts.

He also wore a plain black T-shirt and donned black socks with white open-toe slides.

All tied up: The shoe designer wore black sneakers and a pair of oversize cat-eye sunglasses, and her long blonde hair was tied up in a topknot

First birthday: Harper turned one on May 1, with Jasmine paying sweet tribute to her little girl on Instagram at the time

All tied up: The shoe designer wore black sneakers and a pair of oversize cat-eye sunglasses, and her long blonde hair was tied up in a topknot

'One year ago today you came into our world and filled our hearts with so much love. You are the most precious soul who we love beyond words,' Jasmine wrote on Instagram

‘One year ago today you came into our world and filled our hearts with so much love. You are the most precious soul who we love beyond words,’ Jasmine wrote on Instagram

Meanwhile, Jasmine opted for black workout tights with sheer panels on the sides and a grey hooded sweatshirt.

The shoe designer also wore black sneakers and a pair of oversize cat-eye sunglasses, and her long blonde hair was tied up in a topknot.

Harper turned one on May 1, with Jasmine paying sweet tribute to her little girl on Instagram at the time.

Placing an order: They eventually stopped by a cafe, where they ordered takeaway cups of coffee and food

Placing an order: They eventually stopped by a cafe, where they ordered takeaway cups of coffee and food

Soaking up the sun: After placing their order inside, the family then sat at a bench outside to enjoy their food and drinks

Soaking up the sun: After placing their order inside, the family then sat at a bench outside to enjoy their food and drinks

'Thank you for making my world Harper May! You have completely filled Mummy's heart,' Jasmine wrote on Instagram for Harper's first birthday

Food for thought: At one stage, a smiling Jasmine reached out to Karl, appearing to feed him something

Food for thought: At one stage, a smiling Jasmine reached out to Karl, appearing to feed him something

So in love: With Harper now strapped safely in her stroller, the doting parents bent down and smiled at the tot

So in love: With Harper now strapped safely in her stroller, the doting parents bent down and smiled at the tot

‘One year ago today you came into our world and filled our hearts with so much love. You are the most precious soul who we love beyond words,’ she wrote. 

‘Thank you for making my world Harper May! You have completely filled Mummy’s heart.’  

Karl and Jasmine were married in December 2018 in a star-studded ceremony in San José del Cabo, Mexico.  

Fairytale ending: Karl and Jasmine were married in December 2018 in a star-studded ceremony in San José del Cabo, Mexico

Fairytale ending: Karl and Jasmine were married in December 2018 in a star-studded ceremony in San José del Cabo, Mexico

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