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Karl Stefanovic’s son Jackson now goes by mother’s surname of ‘Thorburn’ on Instagram

It has been widely reported that Karl Stefanovic is ‘estranged’ from his eldest son Jackson.

And after the 18-year-old was allegedly shunned from Karl’s recent commitment ceremony with fiancée Jasmine Yarbrough, further evidence of the teenager’s fractious relationship with his father has emerged.

On his private Instagram account, Jackson has changed his username from @jackson_stefanovic to @jackson_thorburn –  ditching his father’s last name and instead using the surname of his mother, Cassandra.

What’s in a name? Karl Stefanovic’s son Jackson, 18, now goes by his mother Cassandra Thorburn’s surname on Instagram following reports he has ‘no relationship’ with his famous father. Karl and Jackson are pictured together in 2015

A telling change? The teenager has changed his username from @jackson_stefanovic to @jackson_thorburn - ditching his father's last name and adding the surname of his mother, Cassandra Thorburn

A telling change? The teenager has changed his username from @jackson_stefanovic to @jackson_thorburn – ditching his father’s last name and adding the surname of his mother, Cassandra Thorburn

Karl and Cassandra separated in late 2016 after 21 years of marriage, and it would appear that Jackson has taken his mother’s side in the acrimonious split.

The former couple also share two younger children, 12-year-old daughter Ava and 11-year-old son River.  

It’s unclear exactly when Jackson changed his Instagram handle, but Karl previously tagged his son as @jackson_stefanovic in several pictures posted before his divorce.

Way back when: Karl previously tagged  his son as @jackson_stefanovic in a number of pictures posted before his high-profile divorce. Pictured: Karl and Jackson in 2015

Way back when: Karl previously tagged his son as @jackson_stefanovic in a number of pictures posted before his high-profile divorce. Pictured: Karl and Jackson in 2015

In a pictured shared in November 2015, Karl is seen posing with Jackson alongside the caption: ‘My little bloke not so little. Off to the school formal. Daddy crying. @jackson_stefanovic’.

In August of the same year, the Today show host paid tribute to his firstborn on his 16th birthday, writing: ‘Happy 16th to my beautiful eldest. Daddy loves you @jackson_stefanovic hahahaha’.

However, it seems Jackson still goes by the surname ‘Stefanovic’ on Facebook.

Bitter separation: Karl and Cassandra separated in late 2016 after 21 years of marriage, and it would appear that Jackson has taken his mother's side in the acrimonious split 

Bitter separation: Karl and Cassandra separated in late 2016 after 21 years of marriage, and it would appear that Jackson has taken his mother’s side in the acrimonious split 

Smitten: Karl and his younger fiancée Jasmine Yarbrough exchanged vows at a $13 million Palm Beach mansion last month. Pictured on the day of the ceremony

Smitten: Karl and his younger fiancée Jasmine Yarbrough exchanged vows at a $13 million Palm Beach mansion last month. Pictured on the day of the ceremony

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Karl and Cassandra for comment.   

Last month, Woman’s Day reported that Jackson and Karl ‘have been estranged for some time’ and that he was not invited to his father’s commitment ceremony.

Karl and his Mara & Mine designer fiancée Jasmine, 34, exchanged vows at a $13million Palm Beach mansion in early March.

In October of last year, Cassandra broke her silence on her split from Karl, telling Woman’s Day: ‘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’.

'The children still have a father but I don't have a husband. He really is dead to me': In October of last year, Cassandra broke her silence on her split from Karl

‘The children still have a father but I don’t have a husband. He really is dead to me’: In October of last year, Cassandra broke her silence on her split from Karl



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