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Karl Stefanovic's Estranged Wife FIRES BACK At Her Critics

Karl Stefanovic’s estranged wife has hit back at her critics in an open letter to working mums.

Writing for website PopSugar, Cassandra Thorburn has spoken out in public for the first time since her, and her Today Show presenting husband have split.

In the letter, she still refers to Stefanovic as her husband and says the recent weeks have been some of the ‘hardest times’ of her life.

Thorburn was criticised for leaving her career at the ABC and stay at home with her three children.

'I was a working mother for a long time before I made the decision that was right for my family — a decision supported wholeheartedly by my husband,' she wrote.

Stefnavoic has previously said that Thorburn was making twice as much money as he was at the time she met and she has decided to speak out after columnist Angela Mollard wrote an opinion piece titled 'This is the reason women should never give up their jobs'.

Thorburn says 'Reading it, I couldn't help but wonder why she felt the need to try and make me, and thousands of other stay-at-home mums in Australia, feel like we had made a wrong decision, when we know we have not? Not for us,'

'We are not in competition with you. We sympathise with you, but we are not in competition.' 'When I return home after the morning of getting my children to activities or school, I clean up the morning madness. 

'Sometimes I think of working mothers who often return home at the end of a long day and face those long-left cereal bowls and breakfast remnants, unmade beds and laundry strewn around the house,'

'I think of them because I was a working mother for a long time before I made the decision that was right for my family — a decision supported wholeheartedly by my husband. A decision I know I was fortunate enough to be able to make.'

She goes onto say that she respected working mums and their decisions but wished ‘’'I only wish there was that same respect returned to stay-at-home mums,'

'We made a decision that is different to yours. It doesn't mean, as I've realised some people think, that I'm watching daytime soaps all day.' 

She ends her letter by asking for judgements from other women to stop and hopes her daughter will not feel the same pressures when it comes to motherhood.

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