The estranged wife of Today show weatherman Steve Jacobs took out an AVO against him in their adopted homeland of Vanuatu following their marriage breakup, it can be revealed.
Rosie Jacobs applied for a ‘restraining ex parte temporary domestic protection order’ at Port Vila Magistrates Court on January 21 this year. It was granted immediately and remains in place.
A courthouse employee told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday: ‘The court received the application from the complainant and the application was assisted by the police.’
‘Police assisted Ms Jacobs in filing an application for a family protection order.’
What prompted the AVO is unknown and Port Vila Magistrates Court could not reveal further details.
Rosie Jacobs (right) took out an AVO against her husband Steve (left) following their marriage break-up
Rosie applied for a ‘restraining ex parte temporary domestic protection order’ against Steve at Port Vila Magistrates Court on January 21 this year
It is understood the standard conditions of the order were that Steve must stay up to 100-metres away from Rosie at all times.
He was still allowed full access to the couple’s two young daughters.
Neither Steve or Rosie Jacobs responded to requests for comment about the AVO.
The pair split late last year although their marriage breakdown only became public at the weekend.
Friends of the couple said their marriage was on the rocks even before their move to Vanuatu in mid-2017.
Friends claimed the decision to take their two young daughters overseas was a final attempt at saving their marriage of eight years.
‘I think there were a few people who sensed something was up when they moved to Vanuatu,’ a friend said.
‘The sea change was basically a last ditch attempt to make things work, but it wasn’t to be unfortunately.’
Rosie Jacobs (left) has begun dating Canadian commando soldier Dylan Nash (right) since her split from the Today show star
Despite separating last year Steve (right) and Rosie’s (left) break-up was only revealed over the weekend
Rosie is now dating Mr Nash (pictured) who she met through mutual friends in Port Vila
Daily Mail Australia revealed on Monday that Channel 7 presenter Rosie, 39, has since begun dating Canadian soldier Dylan Nash, who she met through friends in Vanuatu.
Rosie and Mr Nash are understood to have met in Port Vila, where he was working up until last year. The pair were pictured posing next to each other in a recent photo.
A Port Vila resident, where the Jacobs’ moved in mid-2017, said Rosie had ‘become friendly with Mr Nash in the months since she split from Steve’.
‘Rosie and Dylan were introduced through mutual friends towards the end of the year and struck up a friendship,’ the friend said.
‘They’ve been dating for a few months now and he has been rock solid support for her ever since the split.
‘He’s an exceptional human being and they’re understandably taking things slow, but Rosie is over the moon.’
The Jacobs’, who share two young girls, have not posted photos online together for a number of months and no longer follow one another on Instagram.
A source told Daily Mail Australia that Rosie (pictured) 39, began dating Mr Nash in the months after she split from Steve, 51
After doing a tour of Afghanistan with the Royal Marine Commandos, Mr Nash (pictured) went on to work as a private security contractor in Afghanistan and North Africa
On one Instagram photo he wrote: ‘Throwing back to my second tour to Afghanistan in 2008… the picture was taken shortly after a contact with the Taliban’
Rosie and Steve’s move to the Pacific Island nation came in a bid to increase the time spent with their two young daughters.
A TIMELINE OF THE JACOBS’ MARRIAGE:
1989: Steve Jacobs marries wife Alison
2007: Rosie meets Steve while working on the Today show
2009: Steve separates from first wife Alison
2010: Steve and Rosie marry in Bali
2011: The couple welcome their first daughter Isabella in May
2013: Francesca, Steve and Rosie’s second daughter, is born in April
2017: The couple move to Vanuatu in a ‘last ditch effort to save their marriage’
2018: Steve and Rosie separate after eight years of marriage
But the two have continued to regularly travel overseas, with Steve working in a part-time role with Weekend Today and Rosie for Channel 7 program Sydney Weekender.
On Instagram, Mr Nash details a tour of Afghanistan with the Canadian Royal Marine Commandos and says he then went on to work as a private security contractor.
On one Instagram photo he wrote: ‘Throwing back to my second tour to Afghanistan in 2008… the picture was taken shortly after a contact with the Taliban’.
Leaving his full-time role with the Today show after 12 years, Steve continued on in a position with Weekend Today since moving to Port Vila.
At the time, he tearfully told his long-time friend Karl Stefanovic the move was what he and his family needed.
At the time of leaving his role with the Today Show after 12 years, Steve tearfully told his long-time friend Karl Stefanovic the move was what he and his family (pictured) needed
The pair welcomed their first daughter Isabella in 2011 and their second Francesca in April 2013
‘For the past 12 years, I haven’t been able to wake up once with my wife, haven’t been able to get the kids to daycare,’ Steve said.
The pair met on Today in 2007, where Steve was a star weatherman and Rosie one of the breakfast show’s producers.
In 2010, after Steve finalised his divorce to wife of two decades Alison, he and Rosie tied the knot in Bali.
The pair welcomed their first daughter Isabella in 2011 and their second Francesca in April 2013.
The couple’s family home was recently put up for sale, further fueling speculation about the breakup.
The pair met on Today in 2007, where Steve (right) was a star weatherman and Rosie (left) one of the breakfast show’s producers
The Jacobs’ have put their four-bedroom home in Coogee (pictured) up for auction in April
The home has ocean views, a main bedroom with an ensuite, and a studio above the garage
The Coogee home, located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, is listed for sale and is set to fetch between $4million and $4.4million.
The couple purchased the four-bedroom home in 2011 for $2.55million and had been renting it since moving to Vanuatu.
Featuring a modern design, the home has ocean views, a main bedroom with an ensuite, and a studio room above the garage.
Ballard Property Group Double Bay has listed the property for auction on April 7.
The couple purchased the home in 2011 for $2.55million, with it expected to sell for as much as $4.4million