After days of speculations, Jerry Hall has finally filed for divorce from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch in a court in California. In her divorce petition, Hall said that they had developed ‘irreconcilable differences’ after six years of marriage.
According to a report by the BBC, Hall has sought spousal support saying that this may change since Murdoch’s wealth was fully ascertained. The 66-year-old model said in the petition filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court that she was ‘unaware of the full nature and extent of all (Murdoch’s) assets and debts, and will amend this petition when the information has been ascertained.’
This is Murdoch’s fourth divorce and shortest marriage. The news was first broken by the New York Times, which is said to have spoken to at least two people close to the Murdoch family. Spokespersons of Murdoch and Hall have not commented on reports of their divorce.
Murdoch and Hall got married at a church in London in 2016. Immediately after his wedding, Murdoch had tweeted, “No more tweets for ten days or ever! Feel like the luckiest AND happiest man in world.” Since then, Murdoch never posted any tweet and replied to three tweets.
91-year-old Murdoch is the most powerful media baron in the world with a business presence in the US, UK, Australia and East Asia. 65-year-old Hall is a former top model.
Murdoch was earlier married to Patricia Booker, Anna Murdoch Mann and Wendy Deng.
As for Hall, she was earlier married to Mick Jagger. The pair have 10 children from their all marriages.
Hall had married Jagger after a long period of relationship in a Hindu ceremony in Indonesia. However, their marriage was annulled less than 10 years later after a High Court of Justice in London ruled that the marriage had never been legal under British or Indonesian law. She had four children from Jagger.
Last year, Hall was seen throwing a lavish party to celebrate Murdoch’s 90th birthday in New York. It’s not clear how the couple developed ‘irreconcilable differences’ in the last one year.