Going solo! Karl Stefanovic will attend the Logies without his wife Jasmine Yarbrough… after reports claimed she was ‘banned’ last year
According to a report in the Sun Herald, the glamorous Mara & Mine shoe designer is still in Paris on business.
Former Today Show host and Gold Logie winner Karl Stefanovic, 44, only jetted to the Gold Coast himself on Saturday, after supporting his wife in the French capital.
Going solo! Jasmine Yarbrough has been confirmed as a no show for Sunday night’s Logie Awards with her in Paris on business, according to a report in Sunday’s Herald Sun. Jasmine and Karl are pictured here at Sydney’s Gold Dinner in May this year
Shoe designer Jasmine is in the fashion mecca with her heiress business partner Tamie Ingham, with the pair showing their designs at Paris Fashion Week.
According to the report, despite Karl attending the awards show without his glamorous new wife he couldn’t be more pleased with his wife’s business success.
Speculation has been rife that Jasmine would miss the ceremony this week, after she took to Instagram on Tuesday to show herself and Tamie in Paris.
She later announced a collaboration with designer Albus Lumen for a resort-style collaboration together which was to be shown in the city.
‘Nine told [Karl] they didn’t want Jasmine there’ It comes after reports Nine ‘banned’ Jasmine from walking the red carpet – which the network later denied. Here at the GQ Awards in 2017
It comes after reports that Jasmine was banned from walking the red carpet with Karl last year, according to a report by Woman’s Day magazine.
The report said their was a ‘tug-of-war’ leading up TV’s night of nights amid the ongoing plummeting ratings of the Today Show.
Last year, Jasmine attended the ceremony but did not walk the red carpet with the Today host, with a source telling the publication: ‘Nine told [Karl] they didn’t want Jasmine there.’
On business: Jasmine and her Mara & Mine partner Tamie Ingham (L) are in Paris, with them showing part of their collection to buyers as part of Paris Fashion Week
A source claimed that the fact Today’s ratings have been dwindling since Karl split with his ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn and subsequently began dating Jasmine was a factor in the decision.
‘They told him in no uncertain terms that it wasn’t a good look to bring Jasmine to the event and banned her from the red carpet,’ alleged the insider.
‘They ensured no footage of Jasmine went to air during the telecast, and that wasn’t easy when she was sitting next to him.’
Stunning: Cosmopolitan Australia declared Jasmine (pictured) the ‘best dressed’ on the night, despite the fact she did not walk the red carpet. Here with Karl before the awards in 2018
A Channel Nine spokesperson later told Daily Mail Australia that the Woman’s Day report was ‘not correct’ – effectively denying the claims.
Before the ceremony, Karl shared a photo to Instagram of Jasmine in her Logies dress – a strapless, black and white gown by designer Toni Matičevski.
‘One of us scrubbed up alright. See you all in the morning,’ Karl captioned the snap. ‘Keep it classy Goldy’.
Case of the ex: It was believed the reported red carpet ban was to do with publicity surrounding Karl’s split with ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn (L). Here at the Logies, 2011
Jasmine also shared an Instagram photo of herself dressed up for the evening, writing in the caption: ‘First Logies with my poser.’
Meanwhile, Cosmopolitan Australia declared Jasmine the ‘best dressed’ on the night, despite the fact she did not walk the red carpet.
Soon after last year’s Logies, Jasmine and Karl married at a lavish ceremony at the One & Only resort in Mexico with Karl later axed from the Today Show.
Gold Logie winner! This will be the first Logie Awards since Karl was axed from the breakfast show, which he anchored for 14 years. Here at last year’s Logies in July, 2018