Australian 'Today' Host Karl Stefanovic Reveals His Mother Drove 1553 Miles to See His Daughter

Lois Oladejo
Oct 24, 2020
11:20 P.M.
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Australian television presenter Karl Stefanovic opened up on his Instagram feed about how his mother, Jenny, drove 1553 miles to see his adorable daughter Harper. 


Through a heartwarming post on his Instagram feed, Australian television presenter Karl Stefanovic revealed that his mother traveled 1553 miles to see his 5-month-old daughter Harper. 

In the photo, the 70-year-old grandmother was seen reclining on a couch with the adorable toddler perched comfortably on her laps. The little girl was dressed in white babywear and held on to a purple flower. 

Karl Stefanovic at Wharf4Ward fundraising for Sony Foundation's Youth Cancer campaign on October 25, 2012. | Photo: Eva Rinaldi, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons.


Jenny, on the other hand, was clad in a black low-necked short-sleeved top. Her grey hair framed her face, and the rest of her outfit was hidden from view. The photo was taken in what looked like a playroom, with toys lying around on the ground. 

In the post, Stefanovic explained that his mother lived in Cairns, but the COVID-19 outbreak stopped her from seeing baby Harper when she was born. He further revealed that she was scared to fly down initially because she did not want to contract the virus. 


However, last week, she summoned the courage and embarked on a 2500 kilometers journey just to be with the family. The TV host then called his mother a "fierce, beautiful, magnificent, independent, vulnerable, spiritual woman."

Stefanovic was previously married to Cassandra Thorburn, and the pair had three children.


In May, Stefanovic opened up about Jenny not being able to meet baby Harper. He revealed that she was trying to isolate in Cairns and was anxious because she would miss the baby's arrival. 

Stefanovic and his wife, Jasmine Yarbrough, welcomed their little girl, who weighed 2.9kg., on May 1st at North Shore Private Hospital in Australia. Harper is her first child but the TV star's fourth child. 


Harper's father was born on August 12, 1974, in Rockhampton, Australia. He is popularly known for hosting the breakfast television show "Today." He also featured in a few movies, including "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" and "This Time Next Year" in 2017. 

Stefanovic was previously married to Cassandra Thorburn, and the pair had three children: Jackson, 20, River, 12, and Ava, 14. Yarbrough and Stefanovic tied the knot in San José del Cabo, Mexico, in December 2018. 


Last week, the new mother shared sweet photos of her 5-month-old daughter on her Instagram story, revealing her favorite baby products. In one of the pictures, Harper was clad in an adorable white onesie with a bird embroidered on the front. 

The $20 attire was from "Sweet Heritage" and was one of Yarbrough's favorite products. On the list was a baby feeder from Munchkin and a $7.50 Water Wipes pack, among many others. The delighted mother was no doubt happy to share her baby grooming tips. 


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