Rose Jacobs, the ex-wife of former Today weatherman Steve Jacobs, is living proof anyone could be fighting a private battle you know nothing about.
The former Channel 10 star has addressed the interest in her “new look” this week, telling news.com.au her cropped ‘do was actually the result of a serious health issue.
Explaining she was “baffled” by the sudden reaction to the hairstyle she’s had for two years, Rose said the decision to cut her hair short came after contracting dengue fever while living in Vanuatu with her family.
Speaking to news.com.au today, she added that having the chop amid a journey of self-discovery following her tumultuous marriage split was “liberating”.
“The reason I cut my hair initially was that I actually had a health situation which most people don’t know about,” the mother-of-two revealed.
“When I was living in Vanuatu, I unfortunately contracted dengue fever, which is something…