The billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall‘extop’ ‘model’, they are about to get divorced, according to ‘The Guardian’ citing ‘The New York Times’. This newspaper cites two anonymous sources in its report on the impending divorce. The newspaper says a spokesman for Murdoch declined to comment, while representatives for Hall could not be reached.
Australian Murdoch had been married three times previously. And Hall had married Mick Jagger in 1990but the union was annulled nine years later.
Surprise in the environment
‘The Times’, for its part, assures that people close to Murdoch were “surprised” to learn of the end of the marriage, which had allowed Lachlan Murdoch, Rupert’s eldest son, to assume a more prominent role in property management. like Fox News and the ‘Wall Street Journal.’ a strictly managed trust).
But Rupert Murdock remains immensely powerful as a driver of right-wing opinion and a cultural touchstone in its own right. Logan Roy, the ruthless media baron played by Brian Cox in the hit HBO series ‘Succession’, is largely based on Murdoch.
According to a recent book by two ‘New York Times’ journalists, the fact that Murdoch owns Fox Newsthe main means of dissemination of the Donald Trump Lies About Voter Fraudof the climate crisis denial and other right-wing workhorses, makes the president of the United States, Joe Biden considers him “the most dangerous man in the world.”
The break with Hall, according to the newspaper, may still “reverberate throughout the business empire [de Murdoch]which maintains powerful influence in the United States and abroad through its right-wing news brands, including ‘The Sun’ in Britain and Sky News in Australia.”
Civil and church wedding
Murdoch and Hall married in 2016, first in a civil ceremony before a celebration at St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street, the historic center of the British newspaper industry that Murdoch transformed in the 1970s and 1980s. Before the wedding, a friend of the couple told ‘The Guardian’: “They are very sweet together, in a small couple bubble. They already behave like a married couple, talking over each other, holding hands.” “She puts her feet on his legs, they disagree on things like any married couple. She hates Trump, he understands Trump, she’s been that way from the beginning.”
On their wedding day, Murdoch tweeted: “No more tweets for 10 days or ever! I feel like the luckiest and happiest man in the worldHe hasn’t tweeted any original messages since then, and only three cryptic replies to other tweets.
No more tweets for ten days or ever! Feel like the luckiest AND happiest man in the world.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) March 4, 2016
Mansion near London
In 2019, the couple spent £11.25m on a house near Henley-on-Thames, just outside London. Last year, they celebrated Murdoch’s 90th birthday together in New York at the Tavern on the Green.
According to ‘Variety’, “the meeting was limited to about 130 people and took place in a giant tent attached to the famous restaurant, on the edge of Central Park.” “Some of the wine served came from Murdoch’s Moraga Vineyards in Bel-Air. A source confirmed the obvious: the event seemed tailor-made for a ‘Succession’ episodethe HBO drama that is on everyone’s lips.
The magazine also noted: “A conspicuous absence from the crowd that gathered for the cocktail party followed by a sit-down dinner was the investor James Murdock, the younger of Rupert’s two sons. “James Murdoch has publicly criticized aspects of his father’s empire, including Fox News and some of News Corp’s Australian newspapers, and their coverage of major issues such as climate change.”
On Wednesday, the age disparity between Murdoch and Hall led the Times to call them a “October-December binomial”. Hall is currently 65 years old.