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Cassandra Thorburn Exclusive: "Divorcing Karl Stefanovic was a blessing in disguise"

Fit and feeling fabulous, Cassandra is ready to start her next chapter.

Glowing with a golden holiday tan and a dazzling smile, single mum Cassandra Thorburn looks and feels the healthiest 
and happiest she's ever been.

"This is my second chance 
to have the life I truly deserve," Cass says during an exclusive photo shoot with Woman's Day's.

Her life was turned upside down just 18 months ago when ex-husband Karl Stefanovic ended their 21-year relationship.

"I've really turned a corner 
– I often look back and am comforted at just how far I've come. I'm unstoppable, and I've never felt more empowered."

Cassandra shines this week's cover of *Woman's Day*.
Cassandra shines this week's cover of Woman's Day.
Karl and Cass were married for 21 years.
Karl and Cass were married for 21 years.

So it's little wonder Cass 
was upset recently when she discovered she'd been secretly photographed without her approval on a family holiday 
with her two youngest children.

Fairfax Media social commentator Andrew Hornery took to Twitter to voice his disgust after the "unflattering" images were put on the open market in what he saw as an unfair attack on single mum Cass.

"Been sent really sh**ty set of shots of a TV personality's ex-wife on a private holiday. Caption says she is showing off her 'bikini body,'" he wrote, adding, "No, she is a middle-aged mother... the photographer is clearly lurking 
in the bushes. Don't buy them."

Cass is taking back control.
Cass is taking back control.

Cass, 46, took it in her stride, "The sad bit about all of this is the kids agree it was the best holiday ever."

She added, "I was photographed completely unaware wearing my bathers. They're very unflattering – what mum wouldn't relate."

Fast forward a week and Cass is laughing out loud as she prepares for her first ever official swimwear shoot in a move to take back control, and show everyone just how happy and healthy she really is since regaining her confidence.

To see her smouldering photo shoot, be sure to pick up a copy of Woman's Day magazine, on stands now!

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