Celebrity

Karl Stefanovic reportedly splits from wife of 21 years Cassandra Thorburn

The news has “stunned” their friends.

By Erin Van Der Meer
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Karl Stefanovic has shockingly split from his wife of 21 years Cassandra Thorburn, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

According to the report, the Today host has moved out of their home and is living in James Packer’s Bondi apartment, but the couple are said to be trying to work on their marriage.

Friends of Karl and Cassandra told the newspaper they’re “stunned” by the news.

The couple, who share three children, started dating more than two decades ago when they met at a party in the mid-nineties.

“She told me I looked preppy,” he told The Age last year. “She said, ‘I suppose that's how you got your job in television, because of your pretty-boy looks.’”

“It took me a while to track her down afterwards, but I did,” he told the newspaper in December last year.

Cassandra is also a journalist, who had a successful career at the ABC before she left to stay at home with their three children.

“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 last year.

"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."

The popular TV personality is yet to comment on the report.