Karl and Lisa feud deepens after explosive claim about wedding snub

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While her upcoming tell-all memoir isn’t due for release until next month, Lisa Wilkinson has already started making headlines across the country with some of the revelations set to come out.

One of the more explosive bombshells dropped recently came from The Daily Telegraph, who published an extract from the highly-anticipated autobiography, It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This.

Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson at the Logies.
Lisa and Karl co-hosted Today together for 10 years. Photo: Getty

In the preview, Lisa detailed her final days at Channel Nine and claimed that her former Today co-host Karl Stefanovic gave her the ‘cold shoulder’.

The 61-year-old said that the final straw in the pair’s relationship was when he was a “no-show” at her and her husband Peter FitzSimons’ 25th wedding anniversary in 2017 where they renewed their vows.

She claimed that Karl and his new partner Jasmine Yarbrough were invited to the event but sent a text to Peter two days before to say they couldn’t come as they were extending their overseas holiday.

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“In the ten days since, Karl hadn’t contacted me, his co-host of almost eleven years, at all. No phone message, no text, no apology, not even a simple congrats. Just complete silence,” she wrote.

The hosts eventually reunited when filming Today, and Lisa alleges Karl treated her with “uncaring disregard” by not mentioning the missed celebration at all until the cameras started rolling.

She went on to suggest that he didn’t attend the wedding or speak to her about it off-camera because he knew that she was going to be sacked shortly after.

Peter FitzSimons and Lisa Wilkinson.
Lisa and her husband Peter renewed their vows in 2017. Photo: Instagram/lisa_wilkinson

However, a number of guests who reportedly attended Lisa and Peter’s event have since told The Australian that they only learnt it was a wedding after they arrived.

If it is true that Karl didn’t know the significance of the party, his snub may not have been as intentional as Lisa’s memoir has painted it out to be.

Although, Lisa says the moment made her feel “pathetic” and forced her to question the substance of their friendship, effectively ending their personal relationship off-screen.

Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson on Today.
Lisa has said that she and Karl are no longer in touch. Photo: Instagram/lisa_wilkinson

The new information comes as Karl was asked by radio host Kyle Sandilands for his thoughts on Lisa’s upcoming book and if he was worried about how he would be portrayed.

“No mate, you know what, Lisa and I had 10 years together right, and I think in any kind of working relationship there are going to be ups and downs and those things are heightened with breakfast TV,” he said.

The 47-year-old added that he thinks Lisa has “every right to go and say and do whatever she likes”.

In a recent interview with The Herald Sun, the Project host also clarified that her memoir isn’t intended to be an attack on anyone.

“What’s out there at the moment looks like I am trying to attack Karl, but as you know in the book, that’s not what I’m doing,” Lisa said.

I’m just not keeping men’s secrets anymore. I think, as women, when we do that all we do is strengthen the boys’ club and we do women a disservice.”

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