At the age of 92, conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch will become engaged for a fifth time, he said in an interview with his own newspaper, the New York Post, on Monday.
Murdoch is dating Ann Lesley Smith, the 66-year-old widow of American country musician and media mogul Chester Smith and a former police chaplain in San Francisco.
“I felt quite anxious. I was afraid to fall in love, but I was certain that this would be my last. He told the newspaper, “It better be. “I’m pleased,”
After six years of marriage, Murdoch divorced his fourth wife, model Jerry Hall, last year.
Forbes estimates that the Australian Rupert Murdoch is worth more than $20 billion and that his media empire includes The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and other significant publications.
At an event he gave at his winery in California last year, Rupert Murdoch met his future wife, and the two quickly resolved to spend “the second half of our lives together,” the mogul was reported as saying.
In context, this is not my first experience. Nearing 70 signifies you’re in the back half, according to Smith. “I awaited the appropriate moment. My friends are delighted for me.
The couple intends to share their time between the United States and the United Kingdom after the wedding, which will take place this summer.
Murdoch, who is the father of six children, wed Patricia Booker, an Australian flight attendant, for one marriage before divorcing her in the late 1960s.
Before getting divorced in 1999, he and his second wife, Anna, a newspaper reporter, were married for more than 30 years. His third union with Wendi Deng came to an end in 2013.