Billionaire media baron Rupert Murdoch is divorcing Jerry Hall after six years of marriage, it was reported today.
This will be 91-year-old Murdoch’s fourth divorce – and his shortest marriage – however Hall, 65, had not previously been married before tying the knot with the media titan in March 2016.
She was previously in a long-term relationship with Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger, with whom she shares four children, however the two never wed during their 22-year relationship.
Murdoch, who is worth $17.7 billion, has six children in total: daughter Prudence MacLeod with his first wife Patricia Booker, daughter Elisabeth and sons Lachlan and James with his second wife Anna Mann, and daughter Chloe and Grace, who he shares with his third wife Wendi Deng.
Details of Murdoch and Hall’s divorce have not yet been shared, however the couple do not share any children together.
Australian media titan Rupert Murdoch is said to be divorcing his fourth wife Jerry Hall after just six years of marriage
The 91-year-old tied the knot with Hall, 65, in a low-key ceremony in London in March 2016. The couple is pictured shortly after the ceremony
The pair tied the knot in London in March 2016 in a very low-key ceremony at Spencer House, which overlooks Green Park, after a whirlwind five-month romance.
At the time, the media tycoon expressed his joy over the union, tweeting shortly after the ceremony concluded that he would be taking a break from social media in order to enjoy newlywed life.
‘No more tweets for ten days or ever!’ he wrote. ‘Feel like the luckiest AND happiest man in world.’
The marriage was Hall’s first official walk down the aisle – although she and Jagger did have an unofficial marriage ceremony in Bali in 1990, however that was deemed void by the UK high court following their split.
The Mail on Sunday revealed in October 2015 that Murdoch and Hall were dating – days before they made their public debut as a couple at the rugby in Twickenham (pictured)
Murdoch had exchanged wedding vows on three occasions before he wed Hall.
He married his first wife, former flight attendant Patricia, in 1956, however the pair split in 1967, nine years after the birth of their only child, Prudence.
That same year, he tied the knot with his second wife, Anna, a Glasgow-born journalist to whom he was married for 32 years, before their divorce in 1999.
As part of their divorce settlement, Anna was awarded $1.7 billion, including $10 million in cash, according to CNBC.
Murdoch went on to marry Wendi just 17 days after he divorced second wife Anna.
At the time of their wedding Murdoch was 68, while Wendi was just 30 years old.
That marriage lasted 14 years, before it was announced that the pair were divorcing, with a News Corp spokesperson revealing in June 2013 that their union had been ‘irretrievably broken for more than six months’.
Murdoch and Hall began quietly dating in 2015, with The Mail on Sunday revealing in October of that year that they had begun their romance after being introduced in Australia by one of Murdoch’s sisters and his niece.
The couple made their relationship public on October 31 when they were seen for the first time together at the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham in London.
They then attended the Golden Globes in Los Angeles in January 2016 – days before Murdoch announced that the pair were engaged.
Murdoch popped the question with a 10-carat marquise diamond engagement ring that was said to be worth up to $3.5 million.
The couple’s nuptials were attended by all ten of their children, with Hall’s two daughters and Murdoch’s two youngest daughters acting as bridesmaids, while the media mogul’s son Lachlan was understood to have presided over the ceremony.
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Murdoch was first married to Patricia Booker, a former flight attendant from Melbourne.
They had a daughter, Prudence, together but split in 1966 after 11 years of marriage.
A year after the divorce, he married Glasgow-born journalist Anna Torv, who he met when she was working with a newspaper in Sydney and had the chance to interview him.
The couple had three children together and were married for more than 30 years before ending their relationship in 1999. Details are sparse but it is reported that the divorce could have cost him $1.2billion.
Just weeks after the divorce, Murdoch married Wendi Deng, a businesswoman from China, who he met while she was an intern at a TV station owned by News Corp.
She was 38 years his junior and had previously been married to a man 30 years older than her.
Murdoch and Deng split in 2013 and he remained single until news of his relationship to former model Jerry Hall – 25 years his junior – was announced last year.
Meanwhile Hall was perhaps known for her relationship with Mick Jagger, who she was with for more than 20 years. However, she had a star-studded relationship history long before meeting him.
She moved to Paris as a model in the 70s and was reportedly the girlfriend of Brian Ferry, appearing on the cover of his band Roxy Music’s first album Sirens.
They split five months later, but she also appeared in a 1976 video for his solo hit Let’s Stick Together.
By then she was one of the world’s most famous models and met Mick Jagger in 1976.
They have four children together and had an unofficial marriage ceremony in Bali in 1990, but split in 1999, because of his infidelity, Hall claimed.
After that, she had a number of younger lovers, starting with film producer George Waud, then London banker Tim Attias, 49.
She then met scientist Armand Leroi, 51, but the two split last year, before her relationship to Murdoch was announced when they were pictured at the Rugby World Cup in October 2015.