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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are getting a divorce: New York Times

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress Jerry Hall are getting a divorce, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

Murdoch got married to Hall in a low-key ceremony in central London in March 2016. The Fox Corp chairman and his former supermodel wife were frequent fodder for the tabloids, which chronicled their marriage at Spencer House and the festivities surrounding the elder Murdoch's 90th birthday celebration last year at Tavern on the Green in New York City.

Murdoch's divorce, his fourth, is unlikely to alter the ownership structure of businesses he holds stakes in, which include Fox Corp, the parent company of Fox News Channel, and News Corp publisher of the Wall Street Journal, according to the report.

He controls News Corp and Fox Corp through a Reno, Nevada-based family trust that holds roughly a 40% stake in voting shares of each company.

Bryce Tom, a spokesperson for Murdoch, declined to comment. A representative for Hall did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The billionaire, whose net worth Forbes estimates at $17.7 billion, built a sprawling media empire with assets around the globe. He sold the Fox film and television studios and other entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co in a $71.3 billion deal that closed in March 2019.

Murdoch previously was married to entrepreneur Wendi Deng, whom he divorced in 2014 after 14 years of marriage. They have two daughters. He split from his second wife, Anna Murdoch Mann, a Scottish journalist with whom he had three children, in 1999. He and his first wife, Patricia Booker, a former flight attendant with whom he had a daughter, divorced in 1966.

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Beautiful woman who have broken many hearts, another one bites the dust with Ms Hall, I wonder if Rupert is a Jealous Guy.

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Those "famous" and their pathetic, salacious lives..

Next !!..

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Ka-Ching !

his previous divorce cost him over $2 billion

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Quite sure she didn't marry him for his personality.

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Decrepit, horrible old man.

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She is in her 60s so is likely ca$hing in her chips before he passes, whatever

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Decrepit, horrible old man

He is deplorable. It’s hard to think of anyone who’s dragged the media into the gutter and vandalized the culture as a whole as much as Murdoch. The Sun, Fox News etc. A bright man who knows trash sells.

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So Jerrys' on the market again eh ?

Would she like the complete opposite of Murdoch???

A poor guy who drives a Nissan Tiida !

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Sooner or later, some lucky girl is going to time it right and be still be there when he expires.

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