Karl Stefanovic has given his first interview since his high-profile split from wife Cassandra Thorburn last year, admitting that there are ways in which he feels he’s failed as a husband and father. 

The 42-year-old Today show host became tabloid fodder last September when it was announced that he was moving out of the home he shared with wife of 21 years Thorburn and their three children. 

Speaking to News Corp, Stefanovic said:

“For me personally I would definitely have failures in a husband sense and hope that I can rectify my failures as a dad … I hope I can try and rebuild whatever has happened in the past and try and make the most of what I can do with them in the future.”

He called his estranged wife Thorburn an “amazing woman”, adding:

“It’s a real burden emotionally for both people breaking up after a long and successful marriage. Life is life. People make mistakes. People have break ups. People mostly try to do their best and sometimes they fail. I think that we will work through it as best we can.”

In the wake of the split, Stefanovic spent time in his mate James Packer‘s Bondi apartment, and later went to Aspen with the mogul, who himself was recently estranged from fiancée Mariah Carey

He says that the two didn’t really talk about their relationship dramas, but that Packer is “on the way back”, and for now, his own focus is on his children. He said: 

“It’s not their fault. For me I just want to be there for my kids as much as I can. It’s not easy on anyone and the priority has to be on the children in any situation. For me the only issue was the burden of paparazzi around my family in the initial months. That is regrettable, that is hard to explain to a kid and I think it is awful for kids.”

Source: News Corp.

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