Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are said to be divorcing

Rupert Murdoch, the media titan, and Jerry Hall, the model and actress, are divorced, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. The people would only speak anonymously to discuss a personal matter.

Bryce Tom, an for Mr. Murdoch, declined to comment. Representatives for Ms. Hall could not be immediately reached for comment.

Mr. Murdoch’s divorce, his fourth, is likely to change the ownership structure of companies in which he has interests, which include parent companies of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal. The shares of the Murdoch family in the companies Mr. Murdoch established residency in a strictly managed trust. Mr. Murdoch splits the right to vote over that trust with his four eldest children – Lachlan, Elisabeth, James and Prudence – and has arranged it in such a way that he can never be overruled.

Yet the split was able to reverberate despite its entire business empire, which maintained strong swing in America and abroad through its up-and-coming news brands, including the Fox News Channel in the United States, the Sun in Britain and Sky News in Australia.

In the early days of the marriage, assistants and people close to the family said he was happily devoting more time to his new wife, leaving room for his children – most importantly, his eventually chosen successor, Lachlan – to take care of himself. top to attach. the business hierarchy.

Some people near Mr. Murdoch was surprised to hear of his divorce from Ms. Hal.

Mr. Murdoch and Ms. Hall married in March 2016 in a centuries-old mansion in central London. Mr. Murdoch highlighted by the occasion announce on Twitter he would stop posting on the platform, calling himself “the happiest and happiest man in the world.”

The October-December link – Ms. Hall is 65; Mr. Murdoch is 91 – made the pair the regular subject of rival tabloids, with paparazzi regularly catching the two regularly smiling broadly at an unspoilt beach, a winter football stadium or an opening with black tie.

Last year, Ms. Hall attended Mr. Murdoch’s 90th birthday party at Tavern on the Green, a sleek restaurant in Central Park, according to one participant. Ms. Hall doted on Mr. Murdoch during the festivities, which were attended by lights from the realms of business, sports and politics, the person said.

Earder, Mr. Murdoch was married to Wendi Deng, an entrepreneur and investor, from 1999 to 2014. He divorced his second wife, Anna, a former newspaper reporter, in 1999, after more than three decades. Mr. Murdoch’s first wife was Australian model Patricia Booker, whom he divorced in 1965.

Ms. Hall was previously married to singer Mick Jagger, but her marriage was annulled in 1999.


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