Update 8/11/2022: Jerry Hall officially filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch in L.A. in early July. Per court documents seen by People, she cited irreconcilable differences and is asking for spousal support. A month later, the divorce was finalized.
"Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch have finalised their divorce. They remain good friends and wish each other the best for the future," a lawyer for Murdoch said in a joint statement for the couple.
Original: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are reportedly divorcing. Per the New York Times, who first reported the news of the split, their sources "would speak only anonymously to discuss a personal matter."
This would be Murdorch's fourth divorce—he was previously married to Patricia Booker from 1956 to 1967, Anna Maria Torv from 1967 to 1999, and Wendi Deng from 1999 to 2014.
Hall has been linked to many famous figures throughout her life, but was only married once previously: to rock star Mick Jagger from 1990 to 1999 (though they were together since 1977). However, Hall's marriage to Jagger in Bali, Indonesia was declared legally invalid, so technically this was Hall's first marriage. They each have children from previous relationships.
Murdoch and Hall first made a public appearance together in October 2015, after being reportedly set up by Murdoch's niece and sister.
They had a whirlwind romance, and were soon engaged in January 2016 after just four months of dating. They married in March 2016 in London, when Murdoch was 85 and Hall was 59; Murdoch tweeted at the time "Feel like the luckiest AND happiest man in world."
Neither Murdoch nor Hall have publicly confirmed the divorce news. According to the New York Times, their split is unlikely to impact Murdoch's ownership of his businesses, which includes the parent company of Fox News, as the "Murdoch family’s shares in the companies Mr. Murdoch founded reside in a strictly managed trust... Murdoch splits voting rights over that trust with his four oldest children — Lachlan, Elisabeth, James and Prudence — and has arranged them so that he can never be outvoted."
We will update this as soon as we learn more.
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