Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine: Why he had to leave

Things aren't looking good for him and Jasmine.
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Just two months away from their first wedding anniversary, Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough are said to be struggling, following news that the former Today host is back at Nine Network.

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Reporting for 60 Minutes often requires journalists to travel for interviews. Karl is apparently already working with producers on stories that will see him head overseas early next year and he’s only too aware what his gruelling schedule could do to their relationship.

“That job means Karl is going to be away more than he is home,” claims an insider. “It could be months at a time and when you are home, you often don’t have long before you are packing up and heading to the next big story.”

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Throwing herself into planning their upcoming wedding anniversary, shoe designer Jasmine is determined to make these summer holidays special.

“She wants to make memories while they can,  to give them the best chance of surviving a long-distance relationship. Of course, it’s a relief he is working again but it’s not just time away that bothers her. 60 Minutes journos are sent to the frontline of war – they go to dangerous places.

It wasn’t that long ago a whole crew ended up in jail in Lebanon.”

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Many people believe Karl’s former position on 60 Minutes was a contributing factor to his marriage breakdown with wife of 21 years Cassandra Thorburn – a fact that wouldn’t escape Jasmine’s attention.

“It could well have marked the beginning of the end for them,” says the insider. “Karlwas hardly at home in those final months prior to the split.”

According to friends, “Jazzy knew her life would change forever” when she married Karl – but she didn’t expect to be separated so soon.

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They haven’t even been married a year and she will be living alone,” says the pal. “Not only that, if they do start a family together, she would practically be a single mum a lot of the time.

It’s breaking her heart.”

The couple married in a lavish wedding in Mexico last December.

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