I hate to break it to you, ladies, but Rupert Murdoch, the 84 year-old billionaire media mogul and phone hacking magnate, is officially taken.
From The Daily Mail:
Shortly after 11am today, former supermodel Jerry Hall, 59, will say ‘I do’ to 84-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch in front of politicians, media bigwigs and stars, setting the seal on a very unlikely romance.
Technically, they became man and wife yesterday in a civil ceremony, but today the couple will have their union blessed in church.
Oh, and in case you care, Mick Jagger, Hall's ex, is said to be ‘absolutely staggered and horrified’:
A friend of the star — who is currently in the middle of an extensive South American tour with the band, they play Lima, Peru, tomorrow — said: ‘He has been seething because this means that Rupert Murdoch is going to become a part of his extended family, and Mick has a real problem with that.’
Why so? Lest we have forgotten, it was Murdoch’s tabloid newspaper, the Sun, which broke the news that Mick had fathered a baby by a Brazilian lingerie model, Luciana Morad.
It was that affair, of course, that ended his marriage to Jerry, now 59, cost him £10 million in a legal settlement, and led to him being kicked out of the family home in Richmond.
What’s more, Murdoch is wealthier and better connected than Mick, which comes as quite a blow to the legendary Jagger vanity.
You can watch the happy newlyweds emerge from their civil ceremony, below, via the Daily Mail.
To which Rupert replied, "Don’t worry, babe: ‘Ti – i – ime is on My Side (Yes It Is)’ " . . .