She explained that her decision to accept certain roles was "as a means to an end".
"When Dancing with the Stars came up, a full- time gig but for three only 3 months, I took it.
"I am sure many single mums could relate to this position. It was a means to an end. I needed a car and I needed to try and change the dialogue that surrounded me," she said.
Last week Cass opened up about co-parenting with Karl, saying their situation was a "massive challenge" for everyone involved.
Speaking on The Juggling Act podcast, the 48-year-old said “Co-parenting I think is a massive challenge. Even if there's an amicable agreement between the parties, it still becomes hard.”
The journalist told Sarah Harris and Melissa Wilson that there are ways to ‘navigate’ co-parenting,’ but there’s no ‘textbook’ answer.
“You're leading separate lives, you're no longer in a co-environment. So co-parenting... that's a big word,” Cassandra began.
“There obviously is a way to navigate it. I don't think there's a textbook of instructions in point form (where) you can guarantee you're going to get that end result,” she said.
Recently, Cass told Studio 10 that she refuses to pay her children pocket money when it comes to doing chores around the house.
Despite not paying her kids for tasks around the home, the Dancing With The Stars contestant did admit she gives her kids a weekly allowance, that differs depending on how old they are.
"Ah, no. I don't pay them to do chores. I give them pocket money based on their age. Like, if you're 12, you get $12 a week. That's what I've always done," Cass revealed.
Cass continued: "I don't put money to chores. I do ask them to do things. And they are expected to do things. But the whole bribery thing. No. Nah. It just doesn't work."
WATCH: Cassandra Thorburn reveals her children's weekly allowance