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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Karl Stefanovic Marriage Split

Karl Stefanovic - cohost of Channel Nine's 'Today' show - was in the news himself today and for the past few days following his sad marriage split with wife Cassandra Thorburn.

Karl is a Josie's Juice fave, and we are saddened to hear about his marriage breakdown.

This morning, he was absent from the show's hosting chair, with co-host Lisa Wilkinson and Karl’s substitute Sylvia Jeffreys briefly referencing his absence at the beginning of the show, with Lisa mentioning he was off doing “a 60 Minutes tidy up”, then adding: “He had a couple of loose ends on a story he’s finishing, so he’ll be back in the chair tomorrow.”

news.com.au and The Sydney Morning Herald reported about Karl's marriage breakdown over the weekend.

Karl, 42, moved out of the family home he shares with his wife, Cassandra, 44, and their three children - Jackson, 16, Ava, 11, and 10-year-old River, according to News Limited.

He is staying at his friend James Packer's Bondi apartment, the report stated.

Friends of the couple were quoted as saying they were 'stunned by the separation'. 

Karl has publicly praised his wife last year for giving up her own career as a journalist to support his television career.

(Our fave memory of Karl is praising Cass has “being a great influence on my life” and having the “best arse I’ve ever seen” - he said that line at the Logies several years ago when he won the gold, to much applause).

"She gave up a promising career at the ABC and I'm forever thankful and tremendously appreciative of that," he told the Sunday Herald Sun in 2015.

"Cass wanted to be at home, and wants to be there now, and we're very lucky to be in a financial position where we can do that.

"But should she ever want to go back to work, then of course she can."

Former 'Today' cohort and friend Ben Fordham echoed similar sentiments, previously telling The Sydney Morning Herald: "There's no question that Cass is a crucial ingredient in Karl's success."

"I think she's ambitious for him … because she wants the best for Karl and she knows how talented he is."

Karl met Cass in the mid 1990s at a party, and was immediately smitten, he told The Sydney Morning Herald in 2014.

He had just moved to Rockhampton to work as a cub reporter for WIN television and she was working for ABC radio. 

"She told me I look like a preppy. She said, 'I suppose that's how you got your job in television, because of your pretty-boy looks'."

It is understood the couple are trying to work on their marriage.

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