Thursday, April 18, 2024

OMG! Rupert Murdoch Files for Divorce from Wendi Murdoch


The Murdochs are over. Rupert has filed for divorce from the lovely Wendi Deng. Amazing. He divorced his long time wife Anna to marry Wendi and had two girls with her. Wendi has gained tremendous popularity among the Hollywood crowd, making great friends of people like Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. She produced a couple of films, as well, released through Fox Searchlight.

The fact that Rupert filed against Wendi is very telling. Will a big scandal erupt in the tabloids? How will the NY Post handle this? So far(1:30pm) they’re the only media outlet not reporting the divorce.

The Murdochs were married a total of 14 years. But there have been signs of stress. A few years ago, Rupert confessed during an interview that his daughters with Wendi would never have voting power in News Corp– that remains with his four children from his first marriage. That may have been the beginning of the end. Wendi is also often associated the projects considered liberal or progressive, many in direction contradiction to Rupert’s antiquated thinking.

And there’s the age difference. He’s 81. She’s a hot 44.

To be continued…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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