News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch marries Jerry Hall at Spencer House in London - Press Gazette

News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch marries Jerry Hall at Spencer House in London

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has married Jerry Hall at an aristocratic palace.

Murdoch, whose News UK company publishes The Times and The Sun newspapers, smiled for photographers next to the former supermodel, who was wearing a trench coat and flat shoes.

The ceremony was held at Spencer House in London, a venue which is described on its website as "one of the most sumptuous private residences ever built" in the capital.

A spokesman for the Murdoch family confirmed that the ceremony took place.

The 84-year-old tweeted: "No more tweets for ten days or ever! Feel like the luckiest AND happiest man in world."

The pair will hold a private ceremony of celebration on Saturday at St Bride's Church on Fleet Street, which proclaims itself the "spiritual home of the media".

The church, which has space for 150 to 200 guests, will be closed to the public for the day.

The marriage is the fourth for Murdoch and the second for Hall, 59, who had a long relationship with Sir Mick Jagger.

Murdoch and Hall were spotted together at the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham on 31 October last year and announced their engagement in The Times on 12 January.

The notice 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."

Murdoch was previously married to Wendi Deng, mother to two of his children, but they split in June 2013.

Hall, one of four daughters, moved to Paris to pursue her modelling career aged 16.

She then famously met The Rolling Stones' frontman, and the couple wed in 1990 in Bali. But their marriage was later disputed since it was not properly conducted, and was subsequently shown to be invalid.

The pair had four children together, but parted after 23 years.



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