After six weeks of speculation of whether they are dating or not, media mogul Rupert Murdoch seems to have sealed the deal. He made his public debut with Jerry Hall at the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham on Saturday.
The 84-year-old laughed and cuddled the 59-year-old Texan model while planting a kiss firmly on her cheek, much to her delight.
The pair reportedly met in Australia through Murdoch’s niece and his sister and have recently been spotted together in New York and California.
“Rupert is smitten,” a source told The Mirror. “He’s very happy because she makes him laugh and they get along so well. They’re having a great time together.”
A London showbiz publication, Popbitch broke news of their romance under the headline “Gruesome Twosome”.
“There are some horrible, horrible rumours doing the rounds,” the site stated, “that Rupert Murdoch’s new squeeze is… Jerry Hall.”
It seems these ‘horrible rumours’ aren’t just rumours after all. The two seem to be enamoured with each other and are enjoying their new relationship.
It is the first serious romance for Murdoch – said to be worth about $17 billion – since he split with third wife, Wendi Deng, two years ago.
Jerry Hall as we all know has dated and married many rockstar legends. She famously left Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry for Mick Jagger and the pair were together for 22 years and have four children. They split in 1999.
Murdoch, 25 years her senior, may not such a surprising choice for her latest romance. Although she recently played a cougar for her role as Mrs Robinson in the stage version of The Graduate, in real life she has said she prefers her men more mature:
“I actually prefer older men because I look better next to them,” she recently said.
Time will tell whether Jerry Hall is set to become the next Mrs.Murdoch.
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Photos courtesy of The Guardian.