One person who may have been relieved that media titan Rupert Murdoch is divorcing Jerry Hall is longtime former former supermodel Mick Jagger.
The Rolling Stones frontman reportedly remained “boiling” when Murdoch, then 85, and Hall, then 59, surprised many by romantically intermingling and getting married in 2016. according to the Daily Mail. It’s unclear if Jagger had problems with Murdoch’s policies, as the Australian billionaire controls right-wing media, including Fox News and Britain’s Sun tabloid, but The Daily Mail says Jagger doesn’t like the idea of Murdoch becoming part of his extended family.
Jagger and Hall had four children together during their 22-year relationship, and those children, who are now adults, attended Hall and Murdoch’s wedding and were expected to have a relationship with a media mogul because of their mother.
“This means that Rupert Murdoch will become part of his extended family, and Mick has a real problem with that,” the insider said at the time, reports the Daily Mail.
The news was released on Wednesday through the New York Timesthat Murdoch (91) and Hall (65) divorced after six years of marriage.
A New York Times report offered no reason to terminate. The report also does not state whether one of them has yet filed for divorce. Representatives of both Murdoch and Hall declined to comment when contacted by the New York Times.
Divorce marks the end of Murdoch’s fourth and shortest marriage. Hall and Jagger never officially got married, but she filed for divorce when they divorced in 1999, claiming that the ceremony they had in Bali in 1990 qualified as a legal marriage. However, a British court ruled that their marriage was not valid under the law in either England or Indonesia, told the BBC.
When Hall and Murdoch were married in a century-old mansion in central London in 2016, they represented two completely different worlds, as the Washington Post said. Hall and Murdoch’s October-December union also caused great tabloid fascination.
Murdoch declared himself “the happiest and happiest man in the world” when he married Hall. According to the New York Times, the brave businessman decided to gladly dedicate more time to his new wife, leaving room for his four oldest children to find themselves at the top of their empire’s hierarchy.
Shortly after the wedding, the Daily Mail said that “the couple could not take a smile off their faces” at a gala ceremony in New York. At Murdoch’s 90th birthday party last year at a posh restaurant in Central Park, Tavern on the Green, Hall seems to love her husband, the New York Times adds.
If Jagger opposed Hall’s marriage to Murdoch, it probably wasn’t his place to say much, given that the rocker subjected her to an endless womanizer during their relationship. They finally broke up after she revealed that he had an affair with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez, who gave birth to Jagger’s seventh child that year.
In a 2005 interview with Evening standard, The Texas-born Hall talked about Jagger’s serial cheating and how she kept forgiving him “to the point that it wasn’t healthy at all.” She also admitted that she “still loves” Jagger, but that their relationship was so “unhealthy” that it left her “so depressed” and “unhappy”.