Media mogul, 84-year-old Rupert Murdoch and 59-year-old former supermodel Jerry Hall have announced their engagement in the classifieds section of The Times newspaper in Britain.

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After a short four-month romance, the couple got engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles, where they attended the Golden Globes together.

Rupert is the executive chairman of the News Corporation, which owns The Times.  The announcement appeared in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section and 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.”

The couple first made their relationship public in October last year at the rugby World Cup final in London after being introduced by one of Rupert’s sisters and his niece.  Between them they have 10 children from previous marriages.

A spokesman for the Murdoch family said:

“They have loved these past months together, are thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future.”

No date for their wedding has been given.

This will be Rupert’s fourth marriage and the second for the 59-year-old Ms Hall, an American, who married the Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger in 1990 in a ceremony in Bali.  When they divorced in 1999, Jagger claimed that they were not legally married.

Rupert was previously married to Patricia Booker, Anna Torv, and most recently Wendi Deng, who he divorced in 2013.

With an estimated fortune of more than $15.7 billion, the Australian-born Rupert, now a US citizen, owns some of the world’s most famous newspaper titles including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and British tabloid The Sun.

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  • Hope they will be happy !


  • It seems to be the trend, making such announcements in the paper.


  • congrats I hope you are both happy and do something awesome with the rest of your lives


  • Don’t really know what to make of this …


  • It’s never too late to find love! Very inspiring. I love that they announced it tastefully, not to gain attention or get publicity. I never knew Rupert was born in Australia, though! That’s very interesting!


  • That ms cute. I like old school, classic way of doing things.


  • Wow he certainly is proving you are never to old..
    good wishes to them both.


  • I wish them years of happiness.


  • Great! I wish them all the luck in the world!!


  • Congrats to them on their engagement.


  • Wow, who would’ve seen this coming, good luck to them if these two public figures stay together as long as they can.


  • I really can’t see a long and happy Union here, but congratulations are good luck to them both! No doubt pre nups are as tight as ever…


  • Wow. Never would have picked them as a couple. I hope they remain happy together


  • i didn’t even know that they were together until they announced getting married. lol


  • Wow, so much money lol i wonder if the wedding will be as simple as the engagement announcement


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