Media mogul got engaged again
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall only got divorced in 2022. Now the media mogul is engaged again. It would be his fifth marriage.
Media entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch (92) wants to remarry after four divorces. In conversation with the “New York Post”owned by Murdoch, the 92-year-old confirms he has become engaged to his new partner.
“I was very nervous,” admits Murdoch. “I dreaded falling in love, but I knew this would be my last [Liebe] will be. She is better at that too. I’m happy.” On Saint Patrick’s Day, according to the article in New York, he asked for the hand of his partner Ann Lesley Smith (66). “We’re both looking forward to spending the second half of our lives together.” The wedding is planned for the coming late summer.
Murdoch met new fiancées just weeks after his divorce
“It’s a gift from God for both of us. We met last September,” says Ann Lesley Smith, who was previously married to country musician Chester Smith (1930-2008). Like her now-fiancé, her late husband was “a businessman” so she speaks “Rupert’s language” and the two said they share the same beliefs.
Murdoch and Smith met just weeks after his divorce from Jerry Hall, 66. The media mogul and actress and previously longtime partner of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (79) went public with their relationship in late 2015 and married in London in 2016. In July 2022, Hall filed for divorce, which was completed in August.
Hall was Murdoch’s fourth wife. The entrepreneur was married to Patricia Booker from 1956 to 1967, with whom he has a daughter. From his second marriage to the writer Anna Murdoch Mann (78) there are three more children. The 92-year-old also has two children with the entrepreneur Wendi Deng (53), to whom he was married between 1999 and 2013.