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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall to wed

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall arriving for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, USA. last week. EPA/Paul Buck

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall arriving for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, USA. last week. EPA/Paul Buck

London [PAA]

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall have announced their engagement.

The Australian media mogul, 84, and the 59-year-old model placed an advert in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of the Times newspaper, which is owned by Murdoch’s News Corporation.

The pair reportedly begun their relationship in the (northern) summer of 2015 and became engaged at the weekend, during which they attended the Golden Globe awards ceremony.

The notice reads: ‘Mr Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, and Miss Jerry Hall, mother of Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel Jagger, are delighted to announce their engagement.’

A spokesman for the Murdoch family told the paper: ‘They have loved these past months together, are thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future.’

Murdoch has wed three times before, while it will be US-born Hall’s first official marriage, although she had a long-term relationship with rocker Mick Jagger.

The pair were first spotted together in public at the Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in October.

Murdoch was previously married to Wendi Deng, mother to two of his children, but they split in June 2013.

He reportedly paid out STG1.7 billion in a divorce settlement to his second wife Anna Murdoch (married: 1967-99), while his first wife was Patricia Booker (married 1958-67).

Meanwhile, Hall, one of four daughters, moved to Paris to pursue her modelling career aged just 16.

She then famously met The Rolling Stones’ frontman and the couple wed in 1990 in Bali, but their marriage was later disputed since it was not properly conducted, and was subsequently shown to be invalid.

The pair had four children together, but parted after 23 years.

 


One response to “Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall to wed”

  1. Jon says:

    There’s an old saying ‘there may be snow on the roof, but a warm fire in the hearth’.

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