Karl Stefanovic breaks down in tears

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Karl Stefanovic wasn’t able to contain his emotions on the Today show on Friday morning.

The presenter, along with Georgie Gardner, broke down in tears after watching a group of fathers perform a dance with their toddler-aged daughters.

We can see why the segment tugged on the heartstrings of the hosts – the little girls dressed in their ballerina tutus peering up at their dads really is adorable.

Both Karl Stefanovic and Georgie Gardner broke down in tears on the Today show on Friday. Source: Nine

Perhaps for Karl, the tots reminded him of his own children.

“They grow up so fast, it’s beautiful – those tiny little things,” the 44-year-old said.

“You’re tearing up as well!” Georgie replied. “We’re hopeless.”

Karl eventually had to reach for the tissues. Source: Nine

“Right, that’s the last time I’m crying on TV,” Karl joked, wiping away his tears with a tissue.

Karl Stefanovic adding to family brood

Earlier this week, Karl and his fiancée Jasmine Yarbrough announced they have taken the next step in their relationship, by adding to their family brood.

The couple are set to bring home a new pup in just a few days.

Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough have taken the next step in their relationship, by adding to their family brood. Source: Getty

“We are so excited to bring our new little puppy home this weekend,” the fashion designer told the Daily Mail Australia.

Since both herself and Karl “have grown up with German Shepherds” that was their choice of breed for their new dog.

And the couple have chosen a very cute name for the new pup, ‘Chance the Yapper’.

Karl and Jasmine’s relationship

The couple first started dating at the end of 2016, three months after announcing his separation from ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn.

At the time Karl admitted he wasn’t planning on jumping into a new relationship so soon after their split.

“I certainly did not expect to meet someone five months after I broke up with my wife,” he told Stellar. “That was not planned.

“I did not know her before. I met her on a boat in Sydney.”


Earlier this year, the 44-year-old confirmed his engagement to Jasmine.

It was reported the Today host had popped the question with a $120,000 ring, but Karl shut down those rumours.

“The ring was made by Nic Cerrone and didn’t cost $120,000. Those figures are ridiculous,” he told TheFIX in February.

Karl’s ex-wife

Karl and Cassandra announced their separation in September 2016 after 21 years of marriage, officially divorcing a year later in 2017.

They share three children Jackson, 18, Ava, 12, and River, 10.

Cassandra Thorburn and Karl Stefanovic at the 2011 Logie Awards. Source: Getty

Back in 2011 Karl famously thanked Cassandra, who put her career on hold to look after the family, during his Gold Logie acceptance speech.

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