Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Announce Engagement

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Rupert Murdoch and former model Jerry Hall went public with their romance a few months ago, and now the two are preparing to take the next step.

Murdoch, chairman of 21st Century Fox and News Corp., and Hall announced their engagement with a small item that ran Tuesday in the Times of London, the newspaper owned by News Corp., in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section.

Hall, 59, is the former wife of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. She has recently appeared on the London stage in productions of “Bus Stop” and “The Graduate.” She was a contestant in the 2012 edition of U.K. competition series “Strictly Come Dancing.”

Murdoch, 84, has been married three times, most recently to Wendi Deng from 1999 to 2014. Murdoch and Hall were introduced by Murdoch’s niece, Penny Fowler, in Australia.

“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 Fox spokeswoman confirmed the news. “They have loved these past months together, are thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future together,” the company said in a statement.

Murdoch’s re-marriage could potentially have implications for his corporate empire although it’s highly likely that the couple would establish a pre-nuptial agreement.

Murdoch’s engagement comes six months after he initiated a generational leadership transition in handing the reins of Fox and News Corp. to his sons, James and Lachlan. James became CEO of 21st Century Fox, reporting to his father; Lachlan is co-chairman of Fox and News Corp. alongside his father.

The Texas-born Hall gained fame in the 1970s as a supermodel. She was divorced from Jagger in 1999 after more than 20 years together.

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  1. Cord Wainer says:

    I wonder what the attractive Jerry Hall sees in an ugly old billionaire like Murdoch?

  2. HML says:

    From Jagger to Gagger.

  3. Shakespit says:

    Super scary! Is this all there is? You beat all the competition. You are the best in the entire world. You are rich beyond rich. You are one of the most powerful men in the world. There is no further you can go. You are at the the absolute pinnacle of the world, and this is all you get? This is what it comes to? Freakishly sad. I’d get myself to a monastery and deeply reflect.

  4. Atari says:

    Who’s Mick Jagger? Jerry Hall has to be rich! Who hasn’t heard of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream? Rumstone Murdoch is a lucky man! He has a nice hot blonde! Jerry was in the first Batman movie! With Tom Hanks & Michael Keaton!

  5. Marci says:

    Imagine having to pork that old bag. On the other hand, look what she’s gonna pork. At least she’ll never have to work again.

  6. Me says:

    Anybody from Fox & News Corp committed suicide, yet?

  7. Me says:

    WTF WORD!

    MICK JAGGAR IS LAUGHING UP A STORM!

  8. Dunstan says:

    Oh. My. God.

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