KARL’S 11TH-HOUR WED­DING SHOCK AL­READY MAR­RIED!

The To­day host and fi­ancee Jas­mine have been keep­ing quiet on some big news…

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Karl Ste­fanovic and Jas­mine Yar­brough are pre­par­ing to fly off to Mex­ico in the com­ing days for their three-day wed­ding ex­trav­a­ganza – but sources say it’s all for show, as they’re ac­tu­ally al­ready man and wife!

Woman’s Day un­der­stands that the cou­ple, who be­gan dat­ing shortly af­ter Karl sep­a­rated from his wife of 21 years Cas­san­dra Thor­burn in 2016, se­cretly made their union of­fi­cial months ago, and have been keep­ing it firmly un­der wraps ever since.

REG­ISTRY OF­FICE

While Karl, 44, and Jas­mine’s up­com­ing Mex­ico cel­e­bra­tions have been touted by many as the “show­biz wed­ding of the year”, their ac­tual cer­e­mony was re­port­edly a far more sub­dued af­fair. A friend of Jas­mine’s told our source the cou­ple legally wed with lit­tle fan­fare some­time mid-year at a sub­ur­ban mar­riage reg­istry of­fice.

“The whole thing is just bizarre,” a source tells Woman’s Day. “First, it was the com­mit­ment cer­e­mony in March, which we all thought was for her fam­ily mem­bers who wouldn’t wouldn t be able to make it to Mex­ico,

and then the ac­tual wed­ding, which means this whole time they’ve ac­tu­ally been mar­ried. We are all per­plexed as to why. What’s the point?”

In­deed, the rid­dle as to whether or not Karl and Jas­mine, 34, are mar­ried first be­gan in March. The cou­ple con­firmed they’d ex­changed vows dur­ing a ro­man­tic cer­e­mony in Syd­ney’s Palm Beach, just two months af­ter an­nounc­ing their en­gage­ment.

The party was at­tended by just 30 of the cou­ple’s near­est and dear­est, in­clud­ing Karl’s youngest chil­dren Ava and River. His sis­ter-in-law Sylvia Jef­freys cryp­ti­cally called the day “a very spe­cial oc­ca­sion” be­fore wish­ing Karl and Jas­mine “big love”.

Still, the To­day host down­played the mar­riage buzz, say­ing, “It’s a com­mit­ment cer­e­mony. It was lovely.”

How­ever, in Au­gust, tongues be­gan wag­ging again af­ter Jas­mine re­ferred to Karl’s other sis­ter-in-law Jenna Dini­cola as her “sis­ter” on In­sta­gram. Jenna, who is mar­ried to Karl’s brother Tom, replied, com­ment­ing, “Live it sis­ter!” Ac­cord­ing to our source, Karl and Jas­mine were def­i­nitely mar­ried at this time.

Getting hitched in Mex­ico is no easy process, which our source says could be the rea­son Karl and Jas­mine le­galised their union ear­lier. It re­quires pages of doc­u­men­ta­tion in both English and Span­ish, and a se­ries of med­i­cal tests, with strict guide­lines if one or more of the party are di­vorced.

“It would’ve been all too hard. I won­der how they’re go­ing to stage this? Maybe it will end up be­ing a re­newal of vows cer­e­mony. Only time will tell,” adds the source.

AT ANY COST

Jas­mine and Karl’s Mex­i­can nup­tials are set to take place at the One&only Palmilla Re­sort in San Jose del Cabo. Sources say the cou­ple have booked out the chapel and re­cep­tion area in order to make guests be­lieve this is their “one and only” day.

“Karl just wants to gift Jas­mine with an over-the-top lav­ish af­fair – at what­ever cost,” says the source. “But the ques­tion re­mains, what is the pur­pose of it all if it’s not even the wed­ding? A big party and cel­e­bra­tion just so Jas­mine gets the chance to show off her style on the world stage?”

‘The whole thing is bizarre... they’ve ac­tu­ally been mar­ried’

Karl is de­ter­mined to give his bride a lav­ish day – even if they’re al­ready hitched. An in­sider says Karl and Jas­mine were mar­ried at a lo­cal reg­istry of­fice.

In a cryp­tic so­cial me­dia post, Jas­mine has hinted the cou­ple may have al­ready tied the knot.

The pair had a com­mit­ment cer­e­mony in Syd­ney’s Palm Beach in March.

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