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March 2016: it was a Fleet Street wedding for the ages. Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall exchanged vows at St Bride’s church before exploding out onto the street that was once the beating heart of British publishing to constellations of paparazzi flashes. Hall wore a chiffon Vivienne Westwood dress; Murdoch pronounced himself the ‘happiest man in the world’; and David Bailey shot the official photographs. In attendance, Bianca Jagger, Sir Michael Cane, Jacob Rothschild, the Lloyd-Webbers and Tracey Emin. The party made for Spencer House for private celebrations. 

But last night, six years on, the New York Times reported that the media titan is divorcing the supermodel. 

At 91, this is Murdoch’s fourth divorce: he was previously married to the businesswoman Wendy Deng, with whom he has two children, from 1999-2013; the Scottish journalist Anna Mann from 1967 to 1999; and flight attendant Patricia Booker from 1956-1967. 

Rupert Murdoch with Jerry Hall

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