12 Jan 2016

Stop the press: Murdoch to marry model

4:15 pm on 12 January 2016

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has announced his engagement to former model Jerry Hall in a classified ad in one of his biggest newspapers.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall at this week's Golden Globes ceremony

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall at this week's Golden Globes ceremony Photo: AFP

The pair has been a couple for about four months.

Murdoch, 84, who still serves as executive chairman of News Corporation, announced the news on the Births, Marriages and Deaths page of his The Times newspaper.

The classified ad read: "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."

It will be the fourth marriage for Murdoch after he ended his 14-year marriage to Wendi Deng two years ago.

Murdoch reportedly proposed during the weekend to Hall, 59, while in Los Angeles for the Golden Globes, although there was no visible ring on her hand when they attended the ceremony yesterday.

The pair were introduced by his sister and niece in Australia in October.

Hall's 20-year relationship with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, with whom she has four children, ended in 1999.

Murdoch has six children from his previous marriages.

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