Karl & Jas­mine

The em­bat­tled TV host is spar­ing no ex­pense for his ‘real’ nup­tials in the US

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In­side their se­cret LA wed­ding

Karl Ste­fanovic has writ­ten fiancee Jas­mine Yar­brough a blank cheque to plan the “wed­ding of her dreams” at one of the most fa­mous celebrity haunts in the world – and this time it will be of­fi­cial! The di­vorced fa­ther-ofthree and Jas­mine held se­cret meet­ings with a renowned wed­ding plan­ner months ago at the iconic Bev­erly Hills Ho­tel, still one of the favourites of movie stars and mil­lion­aires.

The hot tip is that shoe de­signer Jas­mine wants su­per­star wed­ding plan­ner Sharon Sacks, who fa­mously or­gan­ised re­al­ity TV queen Kim Kar­dashian’s ill-fated $10 mil­lion wed­ding to first hus­band, bas­ket­ball star Kris Humphries. That mar­riage lasted 72 days.

“Sharon’s clients read like a who’s who,” says one in­sider. “On top of plan­ning Kim’s Euro­pean wed­ding to Kanye, she also has Madonna, Pierce Bros­nan, Jen­nifer Lopez and even [for­mer] Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton on her VIP list. I’m not sure how big Jas­mine is on her radar.”

NO EX­PENSE SPARED

“Jas­mine is a lot younger and ob­vi­ously less well known than Karl, so she still loves all the fan­fare, and likes be­ing a celebrity,” snipes one LA friend, who re­veals Karl, 43, and 34-year-old Jas­mine spent five nights in an $1800-a-night suite at the Bev­erly Hills Ho­tel af­ter their ski strip to Aspen last year.

“They’re pretty well-known at the ho­tel, and the staff were bend­ing over back­wards for them. They met with wed­ding plan­ners then, and Karl’s al­ready booked the venue.”

The in­sider says the wed­ding is ex­pected to be in late Novem­ber, with less than 100 peo­ple in­vited to see Karl make Jas­mine his wife, af­ter their un­ortho­dox com­mit­ment cer­e­mony in Syd­ney last month.

Jas­mine wants Kim Kar­dashian’s wed­ding plan­ner!

Jas­mine had no trou­ble con­vinc­ing Karl to book the land­mark ho­tel, af­fec­tion­ately known as the “Pink Palace”, and famed for host­ing some of LA’S most pres­ti­gious and el­e­gant wed­dings.

With Jas­mine’s Pin­ter­est wed­ding file grow­ing ev­ery day, friends can’t wait for the event.

“Jas­mine loves the pres­tige of it be­ing a Bev­erly Hills ad­dress be­cause she lived in a very ba­sic apart­ment on the fringes of LA when she was based there, and what girl wouldn’t want to get mar­ried at the Bev­erly Hills Ho­tel?

“Karl’s given her free rein on the spend. The flow­ers alone will be up­wards of $100,000! And it’s go­ing to cost at least $600 a head for food, and there’s the bill for the vin­tage French cham­pagne on top of that,” the source says.

BREAK-UP DRA­MAS

“The dress is be­ing de­signed in New York, but she’s keep­ing it pretty quiet. I don’t know which cou­ture house has been com­mis­sioned. I know she wants to wear two dif­fer­ent dresses on the day.”

Friends say it’s un­likely any of Karl’s chil­dren will at­tend the glitzy event, which is planned for a week­end be­fore Ava, 13, and 12-year-old River fin­ish their school terms. El­dest son Jack­son, 18, is de­voted to his mum and has no de­sire to at­tend his dad’s sec­ond wed­ding.

“I think Karl also de­layed it un­til the end of the year be­cause e he’s try­ing to sort out his fi­nan­cial l af­fairs with Cass be­fore he of­fi­cially y re­mar­ries,” an­other source says.

News broke Karl had split with h his wife of 21 years, Cas­san­dra Thor­burn, in Septem­ber 2016.

“Con­trary to re­ports, they’ve not agreed on the all-im­por­tant fi­nances,” says the source.

“We joke that Cass ac­tu­ally owns half of Jas­mine’s en­gage­ment ring!”

FRENCH CHAM­PAGNE Karl and Jas­mine have been madly plan­ning their des­ti­na­tion wed­ding. RE­CEP­TION FLOW­ERS WED­DING PLAN­NER DE­SIGNER DRESS

VENUE The Pink Palace has pro­vided uber-lux­ury to the creme de la creme since 1912. The pool area has un­der­wa­ter mu­sic and com­pli­men­tary sun­glasses clean­ing! NA­DIA FAIR­FAX GUEST LIST Aussie celebs will be out in force for their big day. DELTA GOODREM PETE STE­FANOVIC & SYLVIA JEF­FREYS MAR­GOT ROB­BIE TA­MARA ING­HAM

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