Rupert Murdoch to marry Jerry HallArchive
LONDON: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will marry actress and former supermodel Jerry Hall, the couple announced in British newspaper The Times on Tuesday, after a four-month romance.
The couple got engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles, where they attended the 73rd Golden Globes awards gala — although Hall was not pictured sporting a ring on the red carpet.
Murdoch, the 84-year-old executive chairman of News Corporation, which owns The Times, announced the impending nuptials in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of the newspaper.
“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,” it read.
The pair started dating in the late summer after being introduced by one of Murdoch’s sisters and his niece in Australia.
They first made their relationship public in October at the rugby World Cup final in London, where they were pictured kissing and cuddling in Twickenham stadium.
10 CHILDREN: Between them they have 10 children from previous marriages, and went on holiday with several of them on a yacht in the Caribbean after Christmas.
A spokesman for the Murdoch family said: “They have loved these past months together, are thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future.”
No date for their wedding has been given.
This will be Murdoch’s fourth marriage and technically the first for 59-year-old Hall, an American.
She had a Hindu ceremony with Mick Jagger in 1990 in Bali, although a court later ruled the ceremony was not legally binding when they split up nine years later.
Published in Dawn, January 13th, 2016