Media baron Rupert Murdoch has announced his engagement to former supermodel Jerry Hall in an advertisement published in The Times newspaper, which is owned by Murdoch's News Corp.As Julian Satterthwaite reports, it's one of the most talked about tie-ups in days.
A modest announcement in the Times classified ads. "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." Media mogul Murdoch, 84, set to wed the former supermodel, 25 years his junior. It's a fourth marriage for him, and a second for her. Though Hall's former husband, Mick Jagger, says the two were never legally hitched. The announcment confirms speculation sparked by their appearance together at the Rugby World Cup last year. No word from Hall on what drew her to the aging billionaire. Or if there's a prenup involved. But Murdoch aides say the relationship has given him a renewed vigour. And as owner of the Times, he presumably got a discount on the announcement.