Karl Stefanovic’s Ex Wants To STOP Being Compared To Jasmine
Karl Stefanovic’s ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn has hit out at rumours surrounding her marriage breakdown with TODAY show host, Karl Stefanovic, and pleaded with the industry to stop comparing her to Karl’s current girlfriend, Jasmine Yarbrough.
Thorburn penned a lengthy column for Now To Love, in which she hit out at New Idea magazine for a story they published that linked her to Karl’s former TODAY co-host Lisa Wilkinson, and claimed she was plotting her “final revenge”.
“The story in today’s New Idea magazine linking me to Lisa Wilkinson and some purported pact to get ‘final revenge’ is totally baseless and utterly incorrect,” the 46-year-old’s open letter for Now To Love read.
However, she did want to clear up any confusion surrounding her relationship with Wilkinson.
She revealed in the same column that she hasn’t heard from Wilkinson since September last year, when Stefanovic left her “for his new life”.
In the latest issue of New Idea, which hit newsstands Monday morning, an article claimed Thorburn is “weeks away” from announcing a big career move “that could make her even more successful than her Logie-winning ex”.
One quote from an anonymous source read: “Nothing would give her more satisfaction than beating Karl at his own game after everything he’s done to her.”
Thorburn — who finalised her divorce with the Today host in October — labelled the story “beyond ridiculous” and said she’s “not aware” of any major new jobs coming her way.
“... I know the magazine has not spoken to any of my close friends. Shame on them for dragging my loyal support network into this.”
She added: “As this pathetic article suggests, I don’t feel the need to exact revenge on Karl for leaving me — I’m just happy to be starting a new chapter of my life.
I’m most content spending time with my three children and making plans for our future.”
Thorburn also spoke out about Karl’s new squeeze, Jasmine, rubbishing speculation her ex-husband had been flaunting Jasmine at public events he “didn’t take” her to. “I went to everything from Derby Day to fashion shows,” she wrote.
“I find it very hurtful they feel the need to compare Karl’s new girlfriend Jasmine with me.
“Karl and I created 21 years of memories — there’s certainly no competition between our years together and their lives now. As I said to Woman’s Day recently, the children still have a father, but I don’t have a husband.
“I’m a busy stay-at-home mum — I’ve got a book to finish, and three young people to feed and love.”