Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence after wild park brawl with Michael Clarke and Jade Yarbrough

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence after the Today show host was involved in a jaw-dropping park brawl with cricketer Michael Clarke and his girlfriend Jade Yarbrough

Karl Stefanovic has broken his silence after footage emerged of the TV veteran involved in a wild park brawl with Michael Clarke and his girlfriend Jade Yarbrough.

Extraordinary footage emerged on Wednesday of a heated exchange between the couple in Noosa, with Jade accusing Clarke, 41, of sleeping with his ex-girlfriend, fashion designer Pip Edwards, behind her back on December 17. 

Stefanovic was asked about the jaw-dropping footage on Thursday while attending drinks at the Australian Open with his new Today show co-host Sarah Abo. 

Karl Stefanovic (pictured) has broken his silence after footage emerged of the TV veteran involved in a wild park brawl with Michael Clarke and his girlfriend Jade Yarbrough

Karl Stefanovic (pictured) has broken his silence after footage emerged of the TV veteran involved in a wild park brawl with Michael Clarke and his girlfriend Jade Yarbrough 

‘You know what the answer is going to be,’ he replied, according to the Herald Sun.

On Wednesday night, dramatic footage, obtained by the Daily Telegraph, showed a  shirtless Clarke being screamed at and slapped by his furious girlfriend Jade.

Others in the group, including Karl Stefanovic, his partner Jasmine, who is also Jade’s sister, and celebrity accountant Anthony Bell, try to defuse the fracas.

The melee was over Clarke’s ex-girlfriend Pip Edwards, with Jade accusing the former cricket star of cheating with her. 

Stefanovic was asked about the jaw-dropping footage on Thursday while attending drinks at the Australian Open with his new Today show co-host Sarah Abo. Both pictured

Stefanovic was asked about the jaw-dropping footage on Thursday while attending drinks at the Australian Open with his new Today show co-host Sarah Abo. Both pictured

A now-viral video shows Yarbrough accusing Clarke of sleeping with Edwards on December 17 and messaging her to say she is the ‘love of his life’. 

The video begins with Yarbrough screaming at Clarke before she slaps him in the face and pushes him away after the cricketer insists he didn’t cheat on her.

‘I’m wrong? I’m f**king wrong! You’re a f***ing liar. I can see everything. You called her,’ she screams, apparently referring to messages between Clarke and Edwards.

On Wednesday night, dramatic footage, obtained by the Daily Telegraph, showed a shirtless Clarke being screamed at and slapped by his furious girlfriend Jade. The melee was over Clarke's ex-girlfriend Pip Edwards, with Jade accusing Clarke of cheating with her

On Wednesday night, dramatic footage, obtained by the Daily Telegraph, showed a shirtless Clarke being screamed at and slapped by his furious girlfriend Jade. The melee was over Clarke’s ex-girlfriend Pip Edwards, with Jade accusing Clarke of cheating with her

Clarke then tries to reassure Yarbrough he didn’t seep with Edwards on December 17, saying he was with Bell that night.

‘Baby you’re wrong, you’re wrong,’ Clarke insists. ‘Baby, baby, Belly was at the house. I swear on my life, I swear on my life… That’s not true, it’s not true.’

He then swore on his daughter Kelsey Lee’s life he did not cheat on her.

But Yarbrough refuses to believe Clarke’s desperate protests and claims she spoke to Pip.

The fiery argument between Clarke and Yarbrough in a public park in Noosa was filmed by shocked onlookers. (They are pictured in Sydney in November)

The fiery argument between Clarke and Yarbrough in a public park in Noosa was filmed by shocked onlookers. (They are pictured in Sydney in November) 

The viral video of the Noosa incident shows Yarbrough accusing Clarke of sleeping with Edwards on December 17 and messaging her to say she is the 'love of his life' (Jade pictured left supporting Karl and Jasmine in their debut appearance as a couple in May 2017)

The viral video of the Noosa incident shows Yarbrough accusing Clarke of sleeping with Edwards on December 17 and messaging her to say she is the ‘love of his life’ (Jade pictured left supporting Karl and Jasmine in their debut appearance as a couple in May 2017)

‘You’re f**king lying to me. You are a piece of s**t. I just spoke to her. What is wrong with you?’ she says.

Clarke again denies sleeping with Edwards and replies: ‘No I didn’t. You can hit me. That’s not true, that’s not true.’

He appeared to have injured his hamstring in the melee after he was pushed to the ground by Yarbrough, as he was seen hobbling across the public park.

Stefanovic’s wife Jasmine eventually steps in and grabs her distressed sister by the arm and drags her away.

Jasmine can be heard saying: ‘Get away with Karl, get away with Karl.’

As she is led away, Jade can be heard crying as she turns to Clarke and howls: ‘I f**king hate you.’

Clarke and Stefanovic (pictured together in October 2015) have been friends for years

Clarke and Stefanovic (pictured together in October 2015) have been friends for years 

Karl and his wife Jasmine were forced to intervene during the ugly altercation between Clarke and his girlfriend

Karl and his wife Jasmine were forced to intervene during the ugly altercation between Clarke and his girlfriend 

Clarke then tries to follow Jade before he unleashes a wave of fury at Stefanovic, seemingly because he is walking away with the two sisters.

‘Karlos, I can tell you now c**t, don’t you f**king walk away. She can, she can punch me, but you, you c**t,’ Clarke says.

This comment sparks fury from Jade, who defends her brother-in-law before slapping Clarke repeatedly in the face.

‘You piece of s**t, don’t you f**king speak to him,’ she yells.

Stefanovic and Bell can be heard telling the couple to stop, which falls on deaf ears.

‘Go, hit me hit me … do it again, you’re wrong, you’re f**king wrong,’ Clarke tells his girlfriend.

A remorseful Clarke has since taken full responsibility for what happened. 'I'm absolutely gutted I've put people I hold in the highest regard in this position. My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable,' he told The Daily Telegraph. 'I am shattered that because of my actions I've drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.' Pictured: Clarke and ex Edwards

A remorseful Clarke has since taken full responsibility for what happened. ‘I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position. My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable,’ he told The Daily Telegraph. ‘I am shattered that because of my actions I’ve drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.’ Pictured: Clarke and ex Edwards

Meanwhile, Edwards was having none of the drama when she returned to her eastern suburbs home late Wednesday evening. 'This is not my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to,' she said in a statement to Daily Mail Australia

Meanwhile, Edwards was having none of the drama when she returned to her eastern suburbs home late Wednesday evening. ‘This is not my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to,’ she said in a statement to Daily Mail Australia

Yarbrough screams: ‘Oh am I wrong? You f**ked her on December 17, you f**ked her… you’re a f**king dog… I’m going to show her every f**king message you ever f**king sent me.’

She makes reference to a text she allegedly saw on Clarke’s phone inviting Edwards to come to India with him.

‘Oh yeah, “You’re the love of my life Pip, come to India,”‘ Yarbrough says, to which Clark replies: ‘Don’t ever talk to me again.’

The two-minute clip ends with Jasmine and Bell separating the feuding couple.

‘Stop, Jade, stop,’ Jasmine pleads. Bell adds: ‘Let it go, Jade.’

The ugly altercation unfolded in front of young children nearby, according to stunned witnesses.

Police have now confirmed they are investigating the confrontation that saw the shirtless ex-Australian cricket captain slapped during the blazing row. 

Queensland Police are investigating an incident between a 30-year-old woman and 41-year-old man depicted in footage at Lions Park on Gympie Terrace in Noosaville earlier this month,’ police said.

‘As this matter on January 10, 2023 is under investigation the Queensland Police Service is unable to provide any further comment.’

A remorseful Clarke has since taken full responsibility for what happened.

‘I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position. My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable,’ he told The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

‘I am shattered that because of my actions I’ve drawn women of class and integrity, and my mates, into this situation.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted all other parties involved for comment.

Meanwhile, Edwards was having none of the drama when she returned to her eastern suburbs home late Wednesday evening after attending Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road concert at Allianz Stadium in Moore Park.

‘This is not my circus. Yet again, Michael in his true nature has not taken responsibility for his actions and I was blatantly lied to,’ she said in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.

Clarke’s relationship with his ex-partner Edwards began in June 2020, following his split from wife Kyly Clarke (née Boldy), which they announced four months earlier.

He and Pip had been friends for more than a decade before that, but grew close while working on a fashion project together.

Clarke's relationship with his ex-partner Edwards began in June 2020, following his split from wife Kyly Clarke (née Boldy), which they announced four months earlier

Clarke’s relationship with his ex-partner Edwards began in June 2020, following his split from wife Kyly Clarke (née Boldy), which they announced four months earlier

The former couple called it quits in December 2021. 

Clarke and Edwards had recently attended an exclusive A-list New Year’s Day bash at Sydney’s iconic Icebergs. 

The former Australian Test cricket captain was married to ex-model Kyly, 40, from 2012 until 2019, but the couple didn’t announce their separation until February 2020.

The Clarkes had kept their separation quiet for several months before she put out a statement on Instagram saying their priority was their daughter.

In a statement at the time, the pair said the ‘amicable’ decision to separate was ‘the best course’ for their daughter.

Michael was married to model Kyly Clarke, 40, from 2012 until 2019, but they didn't announce their separation until February 2020

Michael was married to model Kyly Clarke, 40, from 2012 until 2019, but they didn’t announce their separation until February 2020 

They couple are pictured here with daughter Kelsey Lee

They couple are pictured here with daughter Kelsey Lee

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