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Sylvia Jeffreys and husband Peter Stefanovic split the bill during leisurely lunch in Sydney

Losing your job and becoming unemployed with no immediate job prospects in sight is something most people fear and worry over.

But despite being left without a permanent journalist position since December, recently axed Today star Peter Stefanovic appeared in high spirits on Tuesday.

Pete was spotted sharing a leisurely lunch with wife Sylvia Jeffreys in Sydney’s Double Bay, where she appeared to split the bill with her husband.

 

F-UNemployment! Sylvia Jefrreys and husband Pete Stefanovic split the bill during leisurely lunch in Sydney’s Double Bay on Tuesday… after he was dropped by Channel Nine 

The 37-year-old former war correspondent, who spent 15 years reporting for Nine, looked noticeably more casual during their outing.

Ditching his suave suits for a laid-back ensemble, Pete looked happy and carefree to be spending the day out with his wife.

Sporting a navy T-shirt, denim shorts, slip-on canvas shoes and a cap, Pete appeared relaxed as she sat across from Sylvia for lunch at Indigo Cafe.

Pete's laid-back look! Ditching his suave suits for a laid-back ensemble, Pete looked happy and carefree to be spending the day out with his wife

Pete’s laid-back look! Ditching his suave suits for a laid-back ensemble, Pete looked happy and carefree to be spending the day out with his wife

Keeping it casual! Sporting a navy T-shirt, denim shorts, slip-on canvas shoes and a cap, Pete appeared relaxed as she sat across from Sylvia for lunch at Indigo Cafe

Keeping it casual! Sporting a navy T-shirt, denim shorts, slip-on canvas shoes and a cap, Pete appeared relaxed as she sat across from Sylvia for lunch at Indigo Cafe

Keeping it casual! Sporting a navy T-shirt, denim shorts, slip-on canvas shoes and a cap, Pete appeared relaxed as she sat across from Sylvia for lunch at Indigo Cafe

Couples who lunch! The former Weekend Today co-anchor sat in front of a wine glass, but it's not certain if it held wine during the dining experience, or belonged to Pete

Couples who lunch! The former Weekend Today co-anchor sat in front of a wine glass, but it’s not certain if it held wine during the dining experience, or belonged to Pete

Dining companion: Joining the pair was another man in a pink button-up business shirt with cream trousers

Dining companion: Joining the pair was another man in a pink button-up business shirt with cream trousers

Joining the pair was another man in a pink button-up business shirt with cream trousers.

It’s unclear if the man was a friend or former colleague of the couple, or if the lunch was a professional meeting to gauge future opportunities for the pair in the industry.

The former Weekend Today co-anchor sat in front of a wine glass, but it’s not certain if it held wine during the dining experience, or belonged to Pete.

A working lunch? It's unclear if the man was a friend or former colleague of the couple, or if the lunch was a professional meeting to gauge future opportunities for the pair in the industry

A working lunch? It’s unclear if the man was a friend or former colleague of the couple, or if the lunch was a professional meeting to gauge future opportunities for the pair in the industry

Her shout? Towards the end of the meal, Sylvia could be seen locating her card in her small navy purse as she laughed and smiled at the table

Her shout? Towards the end of the meal, Sylvia could be seen locating her card in her small navy purse as she laughed and smiled at the table

Going dutch! It's believed all three parties split the bill, as Pete was seen reaching into his pocket to retrieve his own wallet 

Going dutch! It’s believed all three parties split the bill, as Pete was seen reaching into his pocket to retrieve his own wallet 

Towards the end of the meal, Sylvia could be seen locating her card in her small navy purse as she laughed and smiled at the table.

Pete was then seen reaching into his pocket to retrieve his own wallet. 

It’s believed all three parties split the bill, with Pete seen leaving the venue holding his wallet in his hand.

Sylvia, who is still employed by the Nine network, looked effortlessly chic in a summery floral frock.

She left her short blonde locks down in a straight-sleek style, and sported a pair of stylish shades to protect her eyes from the harsh summer rays. 

Bloomin' beautiful! Sylvia, who is still employed by the Nine network, looked effortlessly chic in a summery floral frock

Bloomin’ beautiful! Sylvia, who is still employed by the Nine network, looked effortlessly chic in a summery floral frock

Blonde stunner! Sylvia left her short locks down in a straight-sleek style, and sported a pair of stylish shades to protect her eyes from the harsh summer rays

Blonde stunner! Sylvia left her short locks down in a straight-sleek style, and sported a pair of stylish shades to protect her eyes from the harsh summer rays

The sighting comes after reports Peter is feeling ‘lost’ in the weeks since parting ways with Channel Nine.

While he may still be looking for a permanent position, Peter certainly hasn’t been resting on his laurels.

He has reportedly been speaking with television networks, including the ABC, about possible employment.

Busy man! While he may still be looking for a permanent position, Peter certainly hasn't been resting on his laurels and has reportedly been speaking with television networks about possible employment

Busy man! While he may still be looking for a permanent position, Peter certainly hasn't been resting on his laurels and has reportedly been speaking with television networks about possible employment

Busy man! While he may still be looking for a permanent position, Peter certainly hasn’t been resting on his laurels and has reportedly been speaking with television networks about possible employment

Two weeks ago, Peter appeared on Sky News Australia as a guest, where he addressed his departure from Channel Nine on December 18.

‘It hasn’t been without it’s challenges, that’s for sure,’ he said, after revealing the past two months had given him the opportunity to ‘reset’.

Peter added: ‘Believe it or not, I’m usually quite a shy sort of person, so seeing so much negativity play out in the press for weeks and months on end does have its challenges and can be difficult to deal with at times.’

'It hasn't been without it's challenges, that's for sure': Peter told Sky News this month that the past two months had given him the opportunity to 'reset'

'It hasn't been without it's challenges, that's for sure': Peter told Sky News this month that the past two months had given him the opportunity to 'reset'

 ‘It hasn’t been without it’s challenges, that’s for sure’: Peter told Sky News this month that the past two months had given him the opportunity to ‘reset’

‘But I always try to just focus on work, to work as hard as I can, which is what I’ve always done. You know, I had 15 wonderful years at Channel Nine [and] now this a great opportunity to kind of reset and try new projects, which is very exciting.’

Peter’s wife Sylvia Jeffreys also left the Today show last year amid a breakfast division shake-up but, unlike her husband, has remained with Channel Nine.

This month it was revealed she would be joining prime time show A Current Affair, the same program where Peter launched his career in 2004.

In December, Nine implemented a massive overhaul which saw Peter axed, Sylvia, Karl Stefanovic and Tim Gilbert replaced on the Today show and Richard Wilkins redeployed to Today Extra.

Sylvia's next move! This month it was revealed Sylvia would be joining prime time show A Current Affair, the same program where Peter launched his career in 2004

Sylvia’s next move! This month it was revealed Sylvia would be joining prime time show A Current Affair, the same program where Peter launched his career in 2004

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