Retirement looks nice! Former Today weather presenter Steven Jacobs, 50, shares photos from blissful new life in Vanuatu with wife Rose and two kids
He announced his retirement from the Today show at the age of 49 earlier this year.
And former weather presenter Steven Jacobs appears to be loving the island life, sharing blissful snaps from his new home in Vanuatu on Instagram.
The 50-year-old father of two retired from the weekday Today show in January, citing the show’s gruelling hours and a desire to spend more time with his wife Rose.
After returning to Today for their 35th anniversary show last month, Steve and wife Rose took their two daughters Isabella and Francesca to the NSW Snowy Mountains for a ski holiday.
But on Monday, Steven and his family were on their way back to Vanuatu and posted a photo of him in Qantas’ Sydney first class lounge with glasses of champagne.
On Wednesday, Steven shared more photos of the family heading to ‘destination paradise’, a remote island in Vanuatu.
‘Pele Island Vanuatu. No running water, no electricity, bucket showers, two warm bottles of champagne and the three most important girls in my life. Absolute bliss,’ he captioned one snap of his wife sitting on a deserted beach.
Steven and his family have settled into life in a beachfront cabin they previously rented out to holidaymakers.
The two bedroom home is surrounded by manicured gardens, as well as a terrace that overlooks the beach.
Steven tearfully farewelled the Today team in January after 12 years of presenting the weather.
The father of two now works as a weather presenter on Weekend Today, commuting to Sydney from Vanuatu every week.
‘For the past 12 years, I haven’t been able to wake up once with my wife, haven’t been able to get the kids to daycare,’ he said.
‘After 12 years I’ve decided to hang up my boots from Monday to Friday, but the good news is… Mark Calvert (Today executive producer) has come up with a great program to make my work more flexible so I can stay with you guys.’
Steven had previously described his role on Today as ‘gruelling’ and ‘exhausting’.
‘If you love what you do, and I do, then you just deal with the hours, I don’t want to be doing anything else,’ he told news.com.au in 2015.