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…