“It is on her mind,” says the friend. “She is used to having him around now and really enjoys doing everything together. Of course, she knew
he would have to head back to work at some point but didn’t really think it would be doing those early mornings again.”
Loving the freedom of travelling more and being able to socialise without the worry of a 3am start, Karl is feeling torn by a possible career comeback and has been distracted by the bittersweet news. “He loved that job and that status, and of course that salary,” says the friend.
“But he also missed a lot with his kids growing up and wants to be around as much as he can now. Not just for Jas and their new baby, but for his other three kids too – he wants to make up for lost time there.”
The pair, who met five months after Karl’s marriage to Cassandra Thorburn ended, had made no secret of the fact they were hoping to start a family – telling guests at their lavish Mexican wedding last year that it was a priority
But just days later Karl was dumped from his prime-time television role because of the controversy surrounding the new couple, his messy divorce and the Uber scandal where he was caught out moaning about his bosses.
“It was a rough start for them and there were times when they didn’t know how they would get through,” says the friend.
But having given it time to let the dust settle, the newlyweds are finally feeling more relaxed and are ready to give their baby-making plans their full stress-free attention.
“That was going to be their focus and now all this talk about giving him his old job back has really shaken Jasmine,” says the friend.
“Of course she wants Karl to be happy and support him in that but she doesn’t want to end up bringing up a baby alone.”
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