How and when Karl Stefanovic met designer Jasmine Yarbrough has been a source of a lot of gossip, ever since the former TODAY Show host announced their relationship in the wake of his dramatic and unexpected split from wife Cassandra Thorburn, after 21 years of marriage.
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Now Jasmine has told Vogue Brides that the pair met in ‘late 2016’ at an event in Sydney, believed to be December, after returning home to Australia from the US.
'Karl and I had met through friends over the Christmas period when I was back from Los Angeles visiting family in 2016,' she told the publication of her first meeting with the Nine star.
'When we first met, I thought he was going to be such a good friend, because we just laughed all the time. He had me in fits of laughter all day!
'He's the funnier one in the relationship, that's for sure. He's so quick-witted.’
Karl famously proposed to the shoe designer after just a year together, during a romantic break in Fiji, and the pair wed last year in San José del Cabo, Mexico. His kids Jackson, Ava and River were there, although there is conflicting information as to whether they attended the actual ceremony.
Australian star Karl’s marriage to Cassandra came to an abrupt end in October 2016, with the Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney claiming she returned home from shopping to find Karl had packed his bags and moved out.
‘She was completely devastated and had no inkling that something was happening. Cass was blindsided,’ the paper’s source alleged.
‘It took her days to even tell the rest of her family because she had no idea what was going on or why it was happening.’
Karl lost his job on The TODAY Show as bad publicity mounted surrounding his divorce and subsequent remarriage. The star's ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn has remained in the spotlight since, much to Karl's reported discomfort.