Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine cuddle baby daughter Harper at new Castlecrag home


Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine are truly nesting – and they look delighted to be laying down roots. 

The pair, who took turns carrying their one-year-old daughter Harper on their hips, were all smiles as they inspected their new Castlecrag home, on Sydney’s lower north shore, with an architect. 

The Today host, 47, and his shoe designer wife, 37, purchased the ‘modest’ three-bedroom property in March for $3.2million after the house they’d been renting nearby was sold for more than $8million.

Sweet: Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine are truly nesting - and they look delighted to be laying down roots. Karl is pictured with daughter Harper at their Castlecrag home on Sydney's lower north shore

Sweet: Karl Stefanovic and his wife Jasmine are truly nesting – and they look delighted to be laying down roots. Karl is pictured with daughter Harper at their Castlecrag home on Sydney’s lower north shore

Karl absolutely beamed as strolled around the property with Harper, before handing the tot to her mum. 

He was dressed casually in a black t-shirt with a graphic print of a virus which read, ‘Together we beat the bug’. 

He added to the ensemble with a pair of comfortable track pants and black and white slide sandals.  

Inspecting: The pair, who took turns carrying their one-year-old daughter Harper on their hips, were all smiles as they inspected their new Castlecrag home with an architect. All pictured

Inspecting: The pair, who took turns carrying their one-year-old daughter Harper on their hips, were all smiles as they inspected their new Castlecrag home with an architect. All pictured 

Baby love: Karl stopped to give his daughter a loving pet on the head

Baby love: Karl stopped to give his daughter a loving pet on the head 

Casual: Karl was dressed casually in a black t-shirt with a graphic print of a virus which read, 'Together we beat the bug'

Casual: Karl was dressed casually in a black t-shirt with a graphic print of a virus which read, ‘Together we beat the bug’

Designer Jasmine was casually chic in a cream cardigan and a pair of smart beige trousers. 

She wore her blonde hair up in a loose bun, and added a pair of canvas shoes in an off-white tone. 

Both Jasmine and Karl exchanged smiles as they got to work on the property with the architect. 

Karl stopped at one stage to give his little girl a sweet pet on her head as she rested in her mother’s arms. 

Aww! Karl had the look of a father truly smitten with his little one

Aww! Karl had the look of a father truly smitten with his little one

Details: He added to the ensemble with a pair of comfortable track pants and black and white slide sandals

Details: He added to the ensemble with a pair of comfortable track pants and black and white slide sandals

Outfit: Designer Jasmine was casually chic in a cream cardigan and a pair of smart beige trousers

Outfit: Designer Jasmine was casually chic in a cream cardigan and a pair of smart beige trousers

The family seemed unbothered by Lisa Wilkinson’s new memoir, which has laid bare the details of their controversial courtship. 

Wilkinson admitted she was stunned when her former Today show co-host revealed his romance with the glamorous shoe designer. 

Karl confirmed he was dating a younger woman just months after his shock split with his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn. 

Happy! The Today show host, 47, absolutely beamed as strolled around the property with Harper, before handing the tot to her mum, 37

Happy! The Today show host, 47, absolutely beamed as strolled around the property with Harper, before handing the tot to her mum, 37

Happy: Karl was all smiles as they got to work on the property with the architect

Happy: Karl was all smiles as they got to work on the property with the architect

Lisa recalls the moment Karl privately told her he had ‘met someone’ and was ‘madly in love’ in her new memoir, It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This.  

In an excerpt from the autobiography, the 61-year-old detailed how Karl asked to meet her in his office to tell her his relationship news – just months after his highly-publicised marriage breakdown with his wife.

Lisa said she found him looking ‘as happy and relaxed as I’d ever seen him’ during the meeting, before he uttered the words: ‘I’ve met someone.’

Chill: Jasmine wore her blonde hair up in a loose bun and appeared to go makeup free

Chill: Jasmine wore her blonde hair up in a loose bun and appeared to go makeup free

Best foot forwards: She added a pair of canvas shoes in an off-white tone

Best foot forwards: She added a pair of canvas shoes in an off-white tone

She said Karl then showed her a picture of the LA-based model and designer, nine years his junior, before confirming that he was ‘madly in love’ with her.

‘Well, that certainly took a turn,’ Lisa wrote. 

‘And explained a lot. That smile he had on his face got even bigger.’

She added that it was the ‘cherry on top’ for Karl that Jasmine hailed from Brisbane, as he was too was a passionate Queenslander. 

Aww! Harper walked along the street and played with leaves with her mum's help

Aww! Harper walked along the street and played with leaves with her mum’s help

No worries: The family seemed unbothered by Lisa Wilkinson's new memoir, which has laid bare the details of their controversial courtship

No worries: The family seemed unbothered by Lisa Wilkinson’s new memoir, which has laid bare the details of their controversial courtship

‘The plan, he told me, was for “Jas” to eventually return from LA, but for now it was a long-distance romance until he could get back over there,’ she continued.

Three weeks later in February 2017, Karl was photographed on a luxury boat on Sydney Harbour with Jasmine by his side – and the pair’s names were splashed across headlines. 

Karl and Jasmine had met onboard another lavish cruise in December, five months after he and Thorburn – who share Jackson, 20, Ava, 15, and River, 13, together – had separated in 2016. They divorced a year later. 

Talk: Wilkinson admitted she was stunned when her former Today show co-host revealed his romance with the glamorous shoe designer

Talk: Wilkinson admitted she was stunned when her former Today show co-host revealed his romance with the glamorous shoe designer

Lisa detailed in her book how Karl’s relationship with a younger woman impacted his career, citing an interview with entertainment reporter with Peter Ford on The Kyle and Jackie O show.

‘His personal ratings – and Nine has done research to confirm this – are right down the toilet,’ Ford said. ‘Women are angry at him.’   

Also in her memoir, Lisa revealed the moment Cassandra – a former producer on the Today show – sent her a text message informing her Karl had moved out of the family home back in 2016.

Love: She said Karl showed her a picture of the LA-based model and designer, nine years his junior, before confirming that he was 'madly in love' with her

Love: She said Karl showed her a picture of the LA-based model and designer, nine years his junior, before confirming that he was ‘madly in love’ with her

Issues: Lisa detailed in her book how Karl's relationship with a younger woman impacted his career because 'Women were angry at him'

Issues: Lisa detailed in her book how Karl’s relationship with a younger woman impacted his career because ‘Women were angry at him’

‘They had just bought a waterfront property a month or two before and he had just signed a massive deal with the network. I presumed everything was great,’ Lisa wrote.

She said she ‘gasped’ when she received the text from Cassandra telling her the couple had separated after 21 years of marriage.

‘Cass wanted to let me know that Karl had moved out a few weeks before,’ she wrote. ‘She was worried he hadn’t yet told me and didn’t want me mentioning anything on air about them that might make things uncomfortable.’

Karl went on to marry Jasmine in Mexico in December 2018, and the couple share their one-year-old daughter Harper. 

Split: Karl confirmed he was dating a younger woman just months after his shock split with his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn (left)

 Split: Karl confirmed he was dating a younger woman just months after his shock split with his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn (left) 

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