Rupert Murdoch, 92, engaged for the sixth time | EUROtoday

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The ceremony will likely be Mr Murdoch’s fifth, after a sequence of tumultuous relationships which have continuously graced the pages of tabloid newspapers that rival his personal.

The magnate, who owns The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times, married his first spouse Patricia Booker in 1956 however the pair divorced 11 years later. They share one daughter.

He then married Scottish novelist Anna Murdoch Mann, and the couple had three kids earlier than separating in 1999.

Less than three weeks later, he married Wendy Deng, a tv producer who was engaged on the Murdoch-owned Star TV in Hong Kong.

They remained collectively till 2013, when Mr Murdoch filed for divorce, arguing that their relationship had been irretrievably damaged for six months. The post-divorce settlement reportedly price him £1.1 billion.

Three years later, he married ex-model Jerry Hall, who had been separated from her first husband Mick Jagger since 1999. They too divorced in 2022 – a choice he notified her about through e-mail.

“Jerry, sadly I’ve decided to call an end to our marriage,” he stated.

“We have certainly had some good times, but I have much to do … My New York lawyer will be contacting yours immediately.”

Love appeared on the vehicles as soon as once more for Mr Murdoch final yr, when he proposed to Ms Smith, one other former mannequin. He broke off the engagement after two weeks, reportedly turning into involved about her evangelical Christian views.

Shortly after the top of their relationship, Mr Murdoch was launched to Ms Zhukova, a former molecular researcher on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

She is initially from Moscow and was beforehand married to Alexander Zhukov, a Russian-born British billionaire power investor. The couple have three kids.

Mr Murdcoh’s newest engagement comes 5 months after he stepped down as chairman of his media empire, News Corp, which owns a whole lot of native and nationwide retailers the world over.

They embody Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the publishing home HarperCollins.

While he continues to take an “active role” in his enterprise pursuits, the day-to-day chairman function is now carried out by his son, Lachlan.