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Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough are expecting their first child together.

Karl Stefanovic and wife Jasmine Yarbrough are expecting their first child.

The Today Show host confirmed the months-long rumours on Monday, sharing a paparazzi photo of himself emerging from the ocean while holidaying in Byron Bay.

“After a great deal of speculation… the rumours are true,” Karl wrote, alongside a baby emoji.

 

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The Instagram post comes just weeks after entertainment reporter Peter Ford “confirmed” that the couple were expecting their first child together.

“We’ve got confirmation that Karl Stefanovic is becoming a dad, Jasmine is pregnant,” Ford claimed.

“They’ve had the baby shower on the weekend, which is kind of a giveaway sign,” he added.

“[Karl’s] about to make his big comeback, and now all the excitement of a new baby on the way. Good luck to them.”

Earlier this month, photos were shared of Jasmine cradling her stomach at an event in New York City that her friend had described as a ‘baby shower’.

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“I love baby showers,” one friend captioned a photo of the former model.

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Image: Instagram.
karl stefanovic baby
Image: Instagram.

Another friend posted a photo of Jasmine at the same event, adding a baby emoji.

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The couple met in 2016 when Karl had taken a two-month sabbatical after the fallout from his breakup with his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn, while Jasmine, a decade his junior, was still living in LA.

As luck would have it, they met on board a luxury cruise ship in Sydney and the rest is history.

Since then, they’ve fielded many scandals along the way, starting from when the couple were forced to go public with their relationship in 2017 when they were pictured in Bora Bora on James Packer’s yacht.

Karl’s detractors thought he had moved on from his marriage too quickly, while ratings for the Today Show struggled.

But in spite of it all, their relationship continued.

Karl and Jasmine married in Mexico. Image: Instagram.

They married in a lavish three-day wedding extravaganza in San Jòse del Cabo, Mexico, in December 2018.

The ceremony took place at a small chapel at the One&Only Palmilla Resort, where the couple reportedly booked two villas costing approximately $11,600 and $15,000 per night.

Karl has three children with ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn; Jackson, 20, Ava, 13 and River, 12.

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