TODAY Show host Karl Stefanovic has spoken for the first time about his split with wife Cassandra Thorburn after 21 years together.
Talking to the Herald Sun on Friday, Stefanovic said that although his marriage has ended, his focus remains on his children and ensuring this transition for them is as smooth and as simple as possible.
“For me personally I would definitely have failures in a husband sense and hope that I can rectify my failures as a Dad,” Karl told the paper.
“I hope I can try and rebuild whatever has happened in the past and try and make the most of what I can do with them in the future.”
Of his former wife, Stefanovic said she is “an amazing woman”.
“For me the only issue was the burden of paparazzi around my family in the initial months. That is regrettable, that is hard to explain to a kid and I think it is awful for kids.”
In November, Thorburn confirmed the split in an interview with Mums Central, saying the breakup had left her in a state of mourning.