‘IT WAS LOVELY’
KARL & JASMINE EXCHANGE VOWS
TV star Karl Stefanovic and fiancee Jasmine Yarbrough sealed their love with a top-secret commitment ceremony in Sydney yesterday.
The event, held at a private house in Palm Beach, was attended only by immediate family and their closest friends. After the ceremony, Today host Stefanovic told The Sunday Telegraph: “We are very much in love. We clicked right from the start.
“It’s a commitment ceremony. It was lovely.”
Commitment ceremonies, most famously seen on TV’s Married At First Sight, often involve the exchange of vows and rings, but they are not legally binding.
Among the guests were Stefanovic’s youngest children Ava, 13, and River, 11, who were surprised by the ceremony. Karl’s eldest son Jackson, 18, did not attend.
Peter Stefanovic and wife Sylvia Jeffreys, who both work with Karl at Channel 9 joined the festivities.
Yarbrough’s family, including sister Jade and parents Cheryl and Bob, were also at the luxury $13 million compound owned by Rob Rankin, a lieutenant of James Packer and former chairman of Crown Resorts, and his wife Paula. The home is frequently used to host the swankiest parties in Palm Beach.
Stefanovic’s Today buddy Richard Wilkins and executive producer Mark Calvert also attended. The couple partied into the night and police were called at one point in the afternoon but did not attend.
Stefanovic will be off air for a week and the couple are expected to honeymoon in the South Pacific.
Stefanovic, 43, and Yarbrough, 34, who have been together for about a year, were engaged a month ago.
The ceremony comes after Stefanovic and his former wife of 21 years Cassandra Thorburn separated 2016. Their split has been bitter and she recently said Stefanovic was “dead to her’’.
Victoria Buchan, Nine’s director of publicity, confirmed yesterday’s event, offering the network’s congratulations.
She said: “Everyone at Nine wishes Karl and Jasmine happiness and good heath for the future.”
A besotted Karl has spoken affectionately of his new “wife”. “There’s a lot of love in my life. She’s a very strong, passionate person.”
Brother Peter Stefanovic (left) and Cheryl Yarbrough (second from right) were on hand to help celebrate. The happy couple were engaged a month ago. Karl and Jasmine celebrate with family after the commitment ceremony. Picture: Steve Tyson Jasmine’s...