Rupert Murdoch Divorcing Wife

News Corp chief splits with Wendi Deng

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 13, 2013 12:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Rupert Murdoch might be in the market for a bodyguard. The 82-year-old News Corp chairman has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng, reports Deadline.com. (Deng, 38 years his junior, once famously came to her husband's rescue against a pie-thrower.) The "relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably," says the divorce filing, as per the Huffington Post. The pair met in 1997, married two years later, and have two daughters. It's Murdoch's third divorce; his second set him back a whopping $1.7 billion.

Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi Deng Murdoch arrive at the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi Deng Murdoch arrive at the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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