Entertainment Ita Buttrose defends Karl Stefanovic: 'He's separated. Lots of people separate'

04:12  20 april  2017
04:12  20 april  2017 Source:   9The FIX

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Lots of people separate ': Ita Buttrose defends Karl Stefanovic as Studio 10 dissect rival TV host' s love life after fresh pictures emerge of him with new girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough.

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  Ita Buttrose defends Karl Stefanovic: 'He's separated. Lots of people separate' © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd

Though they appear on rival TV networks, Ita Buttrose has come to the defence of TODAY host Karl Stefanovic.

The 75-year-old was discussing Karl's relationship with new girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough during a panel discussion on an episode of Studio 10.

Ita, along with Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand and Jo Casamento, were dissecting the scrutiny surrounding the couple after photos were taken of them spending time with 33-year-old Jasmine's family in Mexico.

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The new couple have been seen together in Sydney, Brisbane, Los Angeles and Mexico.

While Sarah questioned whether it was insensitive to his ex-wife for Karl to be seen in public with Jasmine, Ita defended the TV personality saying he was "no different from the rest of us".

"Why is everyone picking on poor, wretched Karl? He’s separated. Lots of people separate," she said.

"People get separated and divorced. We all move on. Karl is no different from the rest of us and we should get off his back."

Sarah mentioned that the public were invested in his marriage to Cassandra since he gushed about her during his Logie Awards acceptance speech in 2011.

"I suppose we were all invested when he accepted his Gold Logie and got up there and spoke glowingly of his and we felt like we were able to be invested in that," Harris explained.

But Ita wasn't having any of it, and said: "I say those things about my husband too but relationships change."

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