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Sylvia Jeffreys admits she suffered ‘a rocky point in her career’ following ‘Ubergate’ saga

Sylvia Jeffreys admits she suffered ‘a rocky point in her career’ following ‘Ubergate’ saga that involved her husband Peter Stefanovic and his Today host brother Karl

Sylvia Jeffreys was embroiled in the infamous ‘Ubergate’ scandal back in 2018, after a private phone conversation between her husband Peter Stefanovic and his brother Karl was leaked.

And on Thursday, the 34-year-old reflected on the saga in a candid interview with the Australian Women’s Weekly.

The Channel Nine star admitted that she suffered a ‘rocky point in her career’ but the scandal brought her and husband Peter closer together.

Scadal: Sylvia Jeffreys (pictured) admitted she suffered ‘a rocky point in her career’ following ‘Ubergate’ saga that involved her husband Peter Stefanovic and his Today host brother Karl

‘A few years ago, professionally, that was a rocky period. But, personally, it just drew [me and Peter] closer together,’ she said.

‘It made me so appreciative of the choice I made in marrying him because I know I’ve got a rock-solid partner to get me through anything that comes our way.

She added: ‘And that’s what puts all the external noise into perspective. You’ve got the most important thing in your life sorted – the rest can unfold around you.’

'That was a rocky period': The Channel Nine star said she suffered a 'rocky point' but the scandal brought her and husband Peter (pictured) closer together

‘That was a rocky period’: The Channel Nine star said she suffered a ‘rocky point’ but the scandal brought her and husband Peter (pictured) closer together

‘Ubergate’ unfolded in March 2018, when New Idea magazine obtained a transcript of a private phone conversation between Peter and Karl Stefanovic, in which the brothers candidly discussed their Channel Nine colleagues.

The conversation had been overhead by an Uber driver, who was listening as his passenger Peter spoke to Karl loudly on speakerphone.

It was widely reported the driver had recorded the conversation, although he denied that in his interview. 

'It made me so appreciative of the choice I made in marrying him because I know I've got a rock-solid partner to get me through anything that comes our way,' Sylvia said

‘It made me so appreciative of the choice I made in marrying him because I know I’ve got a rock-solid partner to get me through anything that comes our way,’ Sylvia said 

During the conversation, Peter complained about his role on Weekend Today and the Stefanovic brothers also criticised Nine staffers and executives.

Sylvia told Stellar Magazine in 2019, her husband Peter was deeply affected by the incident at the time.

‘He’s a sensitive person, so he felt huge remorse through that period… He felt the ramifications and felt terrible for his brother and for how it played out at a pretty difficult time for Karl as well,’ she said.

Saga: The Ubergate scandal unfolded in March 2018, when New Idea magazine obtained a transcript of a private phone conversation between Peter and Karl Stefanovic, in which the brothers candidly discussed their Channel Nine colleagues

Saga: The Ubergate scandal unfolded in March 2018, when New Idea magazine obtained a transcript of a private phone conversation between Peter and Karl Stefanovic, in which the brothers candidly discussed their Channel Nine colleagues

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