Lisa Wilkinson: Dispute over whether Karl Stefanovic snubbed wedding

Lisa Wilkinson: Dispute over whether Karl Stefanovic snubbed wedding
Lisa Wilkinson: Dispute over whether Karl Stefanovic snubbed wedding

Karl Stefanovic may not have intentionally 'snubbed' his Today co-host Lisa Wilkinson when he failed to attend her vow renewals with husband Peter FitzSimons in October 2017.

Wilkinson, 61, claims in her new autobiography that Stefanovic's no-show was the final straw for their troubled relationship - even going so far as to imply he refused the invitation because he knew she was about to get sacked from Channel Nine.

But this narrative has been disputed by guests who attended the ceremony, many of whom told The Australian they didn't know it was a wedding until they arrived.

Karl Stefanovic may not have intentionally 'snubbed' his Today co-host Lisa Wilkinson when he failed to attend her vow renewals with husband Peter FitzSimons in October 2017. Pictured together at the TV Week Logie Awards in Melbourne on Sunday, May 3, 2015

Karl Stefanovic may not have intentionally 'snubbed' his Today co-host Lisa Wilkinson when he failed to attend her vow renewals with husband Peter FitzSimons in October 2017. Pictured together at the TV Week Logie Awards in Melbourne on Sunday, May 3, 2015

If this was the case and Stefanovic hadn't been told ahead of time the event was to celebrate Wilkinson and FitzSimons renewing their vows, then his decision to pull out at the last minute arguably wasn't the snub Wilkinson is making it out to be.

It's unclear if Stefanovic, 47, was made aware his co-anchor and her husband of 25 years were planning to renew their vows, or if he was simply told it was a party. 

Regardless, Wilkinson took Stefanovic's last-minute cancellation to heart, and it effectively marked the end of their personal and professional relationship.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Nine for comment.

Wilkinson, 61, claims in her new autobiography that Stefanovic's no-show was the final straw for their troubled relationship - even going so far as to imply he refused the invitation because he knew she was about to get sacked from Channel Nine. Pictured: Wilkinson and her husband Peter FitzSimons at their vow renewal ceremony on October 6, 2017

Wilkinson, 61, claims in her new autobiography that Stefanovic's no-show was the final straw for their troubled relationship - even going so far as to imply he refused the invitation because he knew she was about to get sacked from Channel Nine. Pictured: Wilkinson and her husband Peter FitzSimons at their vow renewal ceremony on October 6, 2017

This narrative has been disputed by guests who attended the ceremony, many of whom told The Australian they didn't know it was a wedding until they arrived. (Wilkinson and FitzSimons are pictured at the ceremony with their children, Billi, Jake and Louis)

This narrative has been disputed by guests who attended the ceremony, many of whom told The Australian they didn't know it was a wedding until they arrived. (Wilkinson and FitzSimons are pictured at the ceremony with their children, Billi, Jake and Louis)

Wilkinson lifted the lid on her final days working at the Today show in an excerpt from her new book, published in The Sunday Telegraph.

She claimed Stefanovic had given her the cold shoulder in the weeks prior to her sacking, which was prompted when she asked for a significant pay rise.

She alleged she and FitzSimons had invited Stefanovic and his partner, Jasmine Yarbrough, to attend their 25th anniversary vow renewal ceremony in October 2017.

If this was the case and Stefanovic hadn't been told ahead of time the event was to celebrate Wilkinson and FitzSimons renewing their vows, then his decision to pull out at the last minute arguably wasn't the snub Wilkinson is making it out to be. Pictured on June 28, 2007, in Sydney

If this was the case and Stefanovic hadn't been told ahead of time the event was to celebrate Wilkinson and FitzSimons renewing their vows, then his decision to pull out at the last minute arguably wasn't the snub Wilkinson is making it out to be. Pictured on June 28, 2007, in Sydney

Two days before the event, however, Stefanovic supposedly contacted FitzSimons to say they wouldn't be attending because they'd extended their overseas holiday.

'In the ten days since [the ceremony] Karl hadn't contacted me, his co-host of almost eleven years, at all. No phone message, no text, no apology, not even a simple congrats. Just complete silence,' Wilkinson alleged.

After returning to work, she claimed Stefanovic did not ask her about her holidays, nor did he apologise for being a 'no-show at the wedding'. 

'For the next two hours, I exchanged not a single word with Karl outside of what was scripted – because for the first time, I just didn't trust myself to "play

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