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Karl Stefanovic’s Ex-Wife Opens Up About Their Divorce

Cassandra Thorburn, former wife of TV personality Karl Stefanovic has opened up about the ‘dark days’ of her divorce, after splitting following 21 years of marriage.

In an interview with Woman’s Day magazine, Thorburn, says she has grieved the end of her relationship and that Stefanovic, is now “dead” to her.

“I realised I was going through stages of grief, and to me it was like someone had died,” she told the magazine.

“The children still have a father but I don’t have a husband. He really is dead to me and no, we won’t ever be friends again.”

She revealed there were days she struggled to cope.

“There were days in the beginning I would get up, put on a brave face and drop the kids at school, then I’d get to the back door and I would lie in a heap for the rest of the day unable to move — there were very dark days,” Thorburn said.

“I was completely gazumped when I realised Karl had gone.”

Though, Cassandra said the split wasn’t a total shock, and she knew for months that things weren’t right between them.


Karl has now found love with Jasmine Yarbrough.

“I questioned and doubted myself about everything,” she said.

“I slept on the couch in front of the fire for months because I didn’t want to go near the marital bed. I was in a very dark place.”

But now she says she’s focusing on her children and being a good mother.

“I get up every day with only one purpose — to make sure my three beautiful kids are happy — everything else really doesn’t matter,” she said.

“I’m only concentrating on being strong in every way, and being the best mum I can be.”

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