Rupert Murdoch Engaged to Jerry Hall

Tycoon, 84, had whirlwind romance with Jagger ex
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2016 2:15 AM CST
Updated Jan 12, 2016 4:03 AM CST
Rupert Murdoch Engaged to Jerry Hall
News Corp. Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch arrives with model Jerry Hall to support Australia in the Rugby World Cup final, Oct. 31, 2015.   (Arthur Edwards/Sun/PA via AP)

Looks like there's still some life in the 84-year-old media tycoon the Brits know as the "Dirty Digger." Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to 59-year-old former supermodel Jerry Hall in a discreet advertisement in the Times, reports the Guardian, which notes that the ad would have cost him $436 if his News Corp. company didn't own 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," the notice reads.

Murdoch and Hall—who was in a long relationship with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger that ended in 1999—started dating around four months ago and he proposed after the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, according to the Times. This will be the fourth marriage for Murdoch, who split up with third wife Wendi Deng in 2013 amid rumors that she had been having an affair with Tony Blair, reports the New York Daily News. (After her split from Jagger, Hall said her daughters wouldn't end up dating womanizers like their rock star father.)

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