THE Stefanovic title is not any stranger to headlines and the previous six months have been no exception.
In March, Weekend At present host Peter Stefanovic and his older brother Karl have been embroiled in a cellphone recording scandal, dubbed Ubergate, after a dialog between the siblings was launched to the media by an Uber driver.
And this week, Peter’s spouse and At present present newsreader Sylvia Jeffreys was pressured to hit again at rumours of hassle of their year-old marriage.
In an unique interview to kick off information.com.au’s new podcast sequence Balls Deep – a sequence of indepth interviews with males speaking in regards to the subjects they don’t usually focus on. Peter Stefanovic admits the eye on each of their non-public lives has been laborious to take and virtually led to him and Jeffreys eloping.
Peter and Sylvia’s marriage ceremony day final yr fell when media curiosity in Karl’s non-public life was at its peak. Peter says the “unrelenting” paparazzi has adopted him and his spouse ever since, which has modified the way in which they dwell their lives ceaselessly.
Talking simply earlier than the now-infamous Uber cellphone name scandal, Peter acknowledged the “harm” his brother typically went via within the media, saying their surname got here with the curse of fixed public scrutiny.
“[Karl] is in new territory,” Peter stated of his brother’s media consideration.
“However he handles it very properly. Like, are you able to think about them following you round? He doesn’t do the Kanye and lash out and seize … He hasn’t had the meltdown but … as a lot as he’s in all probability felt like doing that.”
Karl has copped a barrage of unfavourable headlines since his high-profile divorce in September 2016 to Cassandra Thorburn, with whom he shares three youngsters. Media curiosity was additionally feverish when it was revealed he had moved on with former-model-turned-shoe-designer Jasmine Yarbrough, who’s 10 years his junior.
The 36-year-old stated whereas Karl was “battling away” after the dangerous press, however he was joyful, particularly when it got here to his relationship with Yarbrough.
“He’s a great man, I really like him,” Stefanovic stated. “If somebody is hurting, you harm with them.
“He’s battling away, and he appears actually joyful for the time being. Work goes properly for him, the brand new present goes properly and his relationship is clearly going very well and he’s joyful, and what extra are you able to ask for.
“I simply hope that his youngsters are all proper.”
On Monday, Peter’s personal non-public life was hurled onto the duvet of Australian gossip journal New Concept, with the shiny suggesting his marriage with Jeffreys was in hassle.
The story, headlined “New relationship hell” pushed Jeffreys to name out the story on-line — which stated pair have been having relationship points after the Ubergate scandal.
“At present’s providing from the ‘Fabricated Tales Primarily based on Unflattering Paparazzi Images’ file. Why no byline @newideamagazine?#itsanextensivefile,” Jeffreys posted on her Instagram account.
Since they tied the knot in 2017, the pair have been challenged with navigating a wedding within the public eye, with tabloid magazines typically utilizing their relationship as weekly fodder.
Talking of his marriage ceremony day, which came about at a personal property within the Kangaroo Valley in April final yr, Peter stated the pair thought-about eloping, due to the rising paparazzi curiosity of their non-public life.
“We each form of at all times felt uncomfortable round that [paparazzi],” he stated.
“We’re simply journalists on the finish of the day. We did take into consideration [eloping] once we realised there is perhaps doubtlessly a drone concerned. We thought perhaps we should always simply do one thing beforehand shortly at dwelling after which have the social gathering afterwards.
“However then we thought, nah don’t fear about it. Let’s simply keep it up and do what we have been initially going to do and have a giant social gathering. And that’s what it was on the finish of the day, only a actually good social gathering.”
Peter stated the eye did dwindle after their marriage ceremony day, however the curiosity of their marriage has resulted within the pair avoiding a few of their favorite public locations merely to keep away from the paps.
“Sylvia doesn’t like going to the seashore anymore,” he stated.
“And I don’t like going as a result of she’s not there. You attempt to ignore it, you try to keep it up however it’s nonetheless laborious to get used to … so I’ve nice sympathy for what Karl goes via with all of that, as a result of it may be unrelenting.”
Peter stated the curiosity in his marriage ceremony day was solely heightened by his brother Karl’s attendance, whose marriage had fallen aside solely months prior.
“Karl had a good bit to do with it [paparazzi],” Peter stated.
“Not in a foul means — he’s my brother and I really like him — however there’s a sure enchantment in our surname, the household title, and Sylvia is in that household, so we’ve grow to be a little bit of a squad.”
Peter stated he knew very early on that he would marry Sylvia, so he didn’t hearken to the numerous voices pressuring him to pop the query.
“There was by no means any doubt,” he stated.
“[A lot of people asked about the engagement] on-line, however that got here from a pleasant place. I used to be very a lot accountable for what was happening.
“I at all times thought once I was youthful that 35 can be a pleasant age to get married. And I used to be 35 ultimately, and all of it went very well.”
Peter — who celebrated his one yr marriage ceremony anniversary with Jeffreys in April — stated the main target had now turned on when the pair would have kids, a query he admits often falls to Sylvia.
“Now we have had that [question] ever since we bought married,” he stated.
“Individuals are thinking about the entire circle of life factor, and the circle of a relationship. It’s one thing that we wish to do … I really feel like I’d be lacking out if I didn’t have a child, however we’re each fairly busy with our work for the time being and we nonetheless have a little bit of time on our facet so we’re joyful simply to deal with work.”
Take heed to Pete Stefanovic’s full interview now on Balls Deep. Take heed to and obtain it on information.com.au or iTunes.
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