Aftermath: Today host Karl Stefanovic (second from right) compared his 2018 marriage to Jasmine Yarbrough to the infamous

Karl Stefanovic says ‘red wedding’ to Jasmine saw friends and relatives lose their jobs

today host Karl Stefanovic compared his 2018 marriage to Jasmine Yarbrough to the infamous “red wedding” of game of thrones because so many guests ended up losing their jobs at Channel Nine afterwards.

Several high-profile guests who attended the couple’s luxury nuptials – including the groom himself – ended up being fired, replaced or reassigned shortly after the newlyweds said ‘yes’ in Mexico.

There was a lot of public interest in Stefanovic’s personal life at the time, as his divorce from his first wife Cassandra Thorburn was still making headlines.

As a result, her wedding to Yarbrough, which took place at the One&Only Palmilla Resort in Los Cabos, turned into a media frenzy – which Nine’s bosses weren’t thrilled about.

Stefanovic, 47, told Gus Worland Not an overnight success podcast, he was alarmed by the fallout from the wedding, which saw his brother Peter Stefanovic, sister-in-law Sylvia Jeffreys and friends Richard Wilkins and Tim Gilbert cut from the network.

Aftermath: Today host Karl Stefanovic (second from right) compared his 2018 wedding to Jasmine Yarbrough to Game of Thrones’ infamous ‘red wedding’ as many of the guests ended up losing their jobs at Channel Nine afterwards. The wedding fallout saw her brother Peter Stefanovic (second from left), sister-in-law Sylvia Jeffreys (right) and friends Richard Wilkins (left) and Tim Gilbert cut from the network

‘There’s a picture at my wedding of my brother [Peter]Tim Gilbert [Today’s then-sports reporter]Richard Wilkins [the entertainment reporter at the time]and it was like the red wedding in Game of Thrones,” he said.

The ‘Red Wedding’ is an infamous massacre that occurred during the ninth episode of Season 3 of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, in which Robb Stark and his bannermen are killed at the wedding feast of ‘Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey for breaking a marriage pact.

‘Everyone was totaled. Everyone was removed from [Today] To display. It was my fault. Why did this happen? I’m just in love and I’m getting married. It was difficult,” Stefanovic said.

‘I thought my shit didn’t stink…I was king of the world, but literally the next day [I was fired].’

Boned: 'There's a picture at my wedding of my brother [Peter]Tim Gilbert [Today's then-sports reporter]Richard Wilkins [the entertainment reporter at the time]and it was like the red wedding in Game of Thrones,' Stefanovic, 47, told the Not an Overnight Success podcast.

Boned: ‘There’s a picture at my wedding of my brother [Peter]Tim Gilbert [Today’s then-sports reporter]Richard Wilkins [the entertainment reporter at the time]and it was like the red wedding in Game of Thrones,’ Stefanovic, 47, told the Not an Overnight Success podcast.

Bloodbath: The 'Red Wedding' is a massacre that occurred during the ninth episode of season three of HBO's fantasy series Game of Thrones, in which Robb Stark and his bannermen are killed at the feast of wedding of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey for breaking a marriage pact

Bloodbath: The ‘Red Wedding’ is a massacre that occurred during the ninth episode of season three of HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones, in which Robb Stark and his bannermen are killed at the feast of wedding of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey for breaking a marriage pact

Stefanovic was dropped from Nine’s Today in December 2018 while honeymooning in Aspen, Colorado, just a day after his younger brother Peter parted ways with the network “to explore new opportunities.” .

Peter then resurfaced on Sky News, where he hosts the inaugural breakfast.

Gilbert was another start around this time. He left the Sports Desk on the Today show and now presents The Business of Sport on Sky News.

Jeffreys, the Today newsreader, was dropped from the show and eventually co-hosted Today Extra with David Campbell.

Entertainment reporter Wilkins now primarily appears on Weekend Today.

In the two years leading up to her marriage, Stefanovic had tarnished her public image due to her divorce from Thorburn, her subsequent relationship with Yarbrough, and her perceived negative attitude towards her colleagues.

As a result, the Today show plunged in the ratings, plunging to a 12-year low.

Controversy: Several high-profile guests who attended the Stefanovics' lavish nuptials - including the groom himself - ended up being fired, replaced or reassigned shortly after the newlyweds said 'yes' to Mexico.  There was a lot of public interest in Stefanovic's personal life at the time, as his divorce from his first wife Cassandra Thorburn was still making headlines.  (Photo: Karl and Jasmine Stefanovic on their wedding day in December 2018)

Controversy: Several high-profile guests who attended the Stefanovics’ lavish nuptials – including the groom himself – ended up being fired, replaced or reassigned shortly after the newlyweds said ‘yes’ to Mexico. There was a lot of public interest in Stefanovic’s personal life at the time, as his divorce from his first wife Cassandra Thorburn was still making headlines. (Photo: Karl and Jasmine Stefanovic on their wedding day in December 2018)

Out: Stefanovic was dropped from the Nine's Today show in December 2018, a day after his younger brother Peter (right) parted ways with the network

Out: Stefanovic was dropped from the Nine’s Today show in December 2018, a day after his younger brother Peter (right) parted ways with the network ‘to explore new opportunities’

The beginning of the program’s downward spiral dates back to September 2016, when it emerged that Stefanovic had split from Thorburn, the mother of his three children.

A few months after the split, he began dating Yarbrough, a former model turned shoe designer 10 years his junior.

The couple tied the knot in a lavish four-day wedding in Mexico in 2018.

After her split from Thorburn, a former journalist and television producer, market research conducted by Nine reportedly showed that her popularity among female viewers plummeted.

Image problem: In the two years leading up to his marriage, Stefanovic had tarnished his public image due to his divorce from first wife Cassandra Thorburn (left), his subsequent relationship with Yarbrough and his perceived negative attitude to his colleagues.  (Pictured in 2011)

Image problem: In the two years leading up to his marriage, Stefanovic had tarnished his public image due to his divorce from first wife Cassandra Thorburn (left), his subsequent relationship with Yarbrough and his perceived negative attitude to his colleagues. (Pictured in 2011)

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