Karl Stefanovic goes public with new girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough

Jasmine Yarbrough has been the target of paparazzi photographers due to her budding romance with Karl Stefanovic.

Jasmine Yarbrough has been the target of paparazzi photographers due to her budding romance with Karl Stefanovic. Photo: Getty

Karl Stefanovic is no longer keeping his budding relationship with shoe designer and model Jasmine Yarbrough under wraps, with the pair being photographed together around Sydney this week.

Their potential romance has been the subject of plenty of tabloid gossip given the Today show host’s recent split from his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn.

While neither Stefanovic nor Yarbrough have officially confirmed they are dating, new photos published by the Daily Mail show the pair grabbing some food from McDonald’s before returning to a Sydney hotel.

Speculation Stefanovic was dating the Los Angeles-based designer began swirling in mid-February when they were photographed canoodling on a yacht.

According to a source who spoke to Fairfax Media, this was also the first Stefanovic’s family heard of the relationship.

Stefanovic and Yarbrough reportedly met at an event in Sydney last December. At 33 years old, Yarbrough is nine years Stefanovic’s junior.

This is the first relationship for the Channel Nine personality since news broke of his marriage breakdown in September 2016.

Thorburn confirmed reports she and the TV host had split in January this year when she penned an open letter about “one of the hardest times of mine and my children’s lives”.

Stefanovic has three children with Thorburn – Jackson, 17, Ava, 11, and River, 10.

In an interview with the Herald Sun in February, Stefanovic called his wife an “amazing woman”.

“For me personally I would definitely have failures in a husband sense and hope that I can rectify my failures as a Dad,” he said.

“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.”

Yarbrough is spending time in Sydney away from her home base in Los Angeles, where she runs successful shoe brand Mara & Mine with Australian stylist Tamie Ingham.

The brand, known for its comfortable but trendy flat shoes, has been a favourite of Hollywood ‘It’ girls like Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner.

Prior to her design career, Yarbrough worked as a model with Sydney-based agency Chic Management, appearing most recently in a 2012 campaign for liqueur brand Midori.

There is speculation Stefanovic and Yarbrough will make their official public debut on the red carpet at the Logie Awards in April.

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