A theory has emerged that Rupert Murdoch ended his six-year marriage to model Jerry Hall because he disapproved of his fourth wife’s smoking habit.
The media mogul was not a fan of his model wife’s penchant for tobacco, and was often seen standing in the distance while Mrs. Hall pulled out a cigarette.
The couple’s separation was revealed publicly when Mrs. Hall and her side of the family failed to attend her husband’s annual summer party in London this week.
Rumors swirled about the cause of the sudden breakdown, but Murdoch’s intense dislike of Ms. Hall’s smoking is an ongoing theory, Private Sidney reports.
Rupert Murdoch has ended his marriage to Jerry Hall after spending the past six years disapproving of his fourth wife’s smoking habit.
Rumors swirled about the cause of the sudden breakup as it was revealed that Murdoch’s great distaste for smoking Mrs. Hall (pictured, Hall in Perth in 2010)
The Texas model has been open about her love of smoking and has previously boasted that she looks ‘very good’ for her age despite her habit.
But I smoke, I drink, I love wine, I love sun tanning, I drink coffee. I do all kinds of things I shouldn’t, she told Good Housekeeping in 2014.
I thought it strange that she wasn’t there. She is a social butterfly and would generally be in that kind of job,” an attendee at the Serpentine Gallery in London said on Monday night about Hall’s absence from the event.
“I also noticed that there were no members of her family or friends there.”
Murdoch and Hal were last seen together in public in London in August 2021, when they were photographed arriving separately for dinner. It is understood that they left together in a shared car.
Two people familiar with the situation told the New York Times that they had their affair recently, which surprised friends.
Hall made no attempt to hide her habit and was seen smoking in the back of a limousine while traveling with Murdoch around Australia in 2017.
Murdoch and Hall attended a belated Christmas party for then Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and later visited Melbourne on a private jet.
At the time, the beloved couple was smiling as they walked hand in hand through the gates of Kiribili’s home to meet the political, media and business elite.
Hall wore a gorgeous crimson wobbly dress and matching cardigan draped over her shoulders, completing the look with a red $5,000 Bulgari handbag, sunglasses and a signature pearl bangle.
Murdoch, 91, and Hal, 65, attended then-Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s belated Christmas party in January 2017, all smiling as they walked arm-in through the gates of Kiribelli’s home
Hall wore a gorgeous crimson wobbly dress and matching cardigan draped over her shoulders, completing the look with a red Bvlgari $5,000 handbag, sunglasses and a signature pearl bangle.
Murdoch and Hall visited Melbourne two weeks later on a News Corp’ Gulfstream 650 private jet.
Hall, 60, cut a slim figure in an all-white glamorous ensemble while enjoying a cigarette in the back of a limousine, while Murdoch, 85, looked elegant in a classic navy blue suit with tie and white shirt.
The powerful couple were joined by Murdoch’s eldest son Lachlan, part heir to the $62 billion media empire, and his wife, British-born Australian model, Sarah Murdoch.
Murdoch and Hall paid a visit to Melbourne two weeks later where Hall, 60, cut a slender figure in an all-white glamorous ensemble as she enjoyed smoking a cigarette in the back of a limousine, while Mr. Murdoch, 85, looked elegant inside. classic navy suit
Murdoch, who has a fortune of $17.7 billion, has six children in total: daughter Prudence MacLeod, now 64, with his first wife Patricia Booker, daughter Elizabeth, now 53, sons Lachlan, now 50, and James, now 49, with his second wife. His wife Anna Mann and daughter Grace, 21, and Chloe, now 19, who he shares with third wife Wendy Deng.
Hall was previously in a long-term relationship with Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, with whom she shares four children — Elizabeth, 38, James, 36, Georgia May, 30, and Gabrielle, 24 — yet the two have not officially married in 22 years. general relationship.
The couple tied the knot in London in March 2016 in a very simple ceremony at Spencer House, which overlooks Green Park, after a whirlwind of romance that lasted five months.