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EXCLUSIVE: 'No wedding for me!' Roxy Jacenko denies she'll be attending Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough's wedding in Mexico... but here's who IS on the star-studded invite list
On Monday, Roxy was spotted boarding an LA-bound flight at Sydney airport ahead of a whirlwind visit to America. The timing of her trip coincided with the arrivals ahead of Karl and Jasmine's wedding, prompting many to speculate she was on the guest list. But while Roxy won't be in attendance, there'll be no shortage of star power at the nuptials, which will take place at the One&Only Palmilla resort in San José del Cabo. Earlier this week, New Idea revealed more of the surprising guests said to be jetting into Mexico for the high-profile couple's star-studded wedding on Saturday.
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It was dubbed the showbiz wedding of the year, but Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough's extravagant Mexican nuptials cost the Today star an arm and a leg... which he didn't have to spare!
"Karl set aside around $500,000 for the wedding, but when he realised it was blowing out, he started making changes," a source tells Woman's Day.
"He just doesn't have that sort of money to play with."
One wedding guest tells us Karl, 44, cut off the bar tab at midnight at both the welcome beach party and the reception.
Every moment from Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough's wedding
Today Show host Karl Stefanovic has officially tied the knot to shoe designer Jasmine Yarbrough in a lavish ceremony in Mexico! Check out every moment from inside Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough's wedding In what's been dubbed Australia's showbiz wedding of the year, Today host Karl Stefanovic has married his shoe designer fiancee Jasmine Yarbrough in a ceremony fit for royalty.The 44-year-old Gold Logie winner and the 34-year-old socialite exchanged vows at the One&Only Palmilla resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico in front of 200 friends and family on Saturday evening, December 8th local time.
Karl footed the travel bill for his three children, Jackson, 19, Ava, 13, and River, 12, Jackson's British girlfriend Anna, his mum Jenny, Jasmine's parents Bob and Cheryl, and several other family members. Tickets cost between $7000 and $19,000 return.
Alsowas the stunning LED orb structure the reception was held under.
"It was about $70,000 to rent. Jasmine was obsessed... she just had to have it," reveals our source.
Then there's the matter of
Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough's wedding: Fun and emotional details from the reception
Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough's wedding reception was a night to remember. Following the ceremony earlier today at the chapel at One&Only Palmilla resort in Cabo, Mexico (evening of December 8, local time) -- in which the newlyweds exchanged vows in front of around 200 guests -- the celebrations continued underneath a silk-covered structure that was erected on the sand. The structure featured a fairy light canopy so everyone could enjoy a beautiful night under the stars.
We're told this proved very costly, given it wasn't just Karl and Jas in need of lodgings, but also the family and friends they invited along.
James was originally meant to host the wedding at his polo ranch in Argentina, but
While Karl earns around $3 million a year, our source insists he's actually "pretty cash poor".
Last Christmas, Karl reportedly spent about $250,000 flyingaround the world.
"This is just the beginning of the holidays and he's already blown the budget," says the source. "And if he does end up leaving Today, what then?"
Karl is also still paying child maintenance fees to, and paying the rent on two properties as well as the mortgage on his children's family home. But could there be one more Stefanovic child arriving?
EXCLUSIVE: Karl Stefanovic's son, 19, reveals what REALLY happened at the Today host's lavish wedding in Mexico after Cassandra's 'tirade' - and what he thinks of his new stepmother Jasmine Yarbrough
Karl Stefanovic's teenage son has set the record straight on conflicting reports over whether he and his siblings attended their father's lavish Mexican wedding.
Our wedding insider reveals Karl and Jasmine were overheard telling guests that a baby will soon be on the way.
"They mentioned it several times," spills the source. "Jasmine is ready to have a child of her own. They might have even fallen pregnant on their wedding night!"
A pregnancy announcement would be the best Christmas present for Jasmine's parents Bob and Cheryl, who are beyond ready to become grandparents.
"Bob even mentioned it in his wedding speech," adds our source. Two will soon become three!
A second source tells us the couple happily accepted freebies where they could, including their wedding rings and Jasmine's couture J. Andreatta gown. Custom gowns by the Sydney-based designer can cost up to $25,000.
Karl's long-time accountant Roy Spagnolo was
"Maybe Roy had the calculator out wondering how much this whole thing was going to blow out?" says the source.
Peter Stefanovic departing Nine after 15 years
It comes after a rough year for the Stefanovic family.
"We suspect what's happened is that Karl told Jasmine she could have whatever she wants. But then the bills started to mount and he realised not even his salary was going to leave him any change."
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'No one fits the bill better': Ben Fordham is still Nine's 'number one choice' to replace Karl Stefanovic as Today show host while Sarah Harris and Allison Langdon 'are set to join all female line-up' on Weekend Today.
Nine confirmed an announcement on the new line-up of the Today show would be made 'in the coming weeks' following Karl and Peter Stefanovic's termination.
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