Rupert Murdoch Is Set To Get M...


Rupert Murdoch Is Set To Get Married For The 5th Time: "We're Looking Forward To Spending The Second Half Of Our Lives Together"

Nessa Dinneen
Nessa Dinneen

10:12 21 Mar 2023

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Fifth time's a charm!

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is set to get married for a fifth time. The 92-year-old got engaged to Ann Lesley Smith, who he met 7 months ago, on St Patrick's Day.

When sharing the news, he added that he chose to propose on St Patrick's Day because he's "one-fourth Irish".

Rupert and Ann Leslie met in September 2022 at one of his vineyards - just one month after his divorce to Jerry Hall, whom he was famously married to for 6 years, was finalised.

 Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall arrives at the Golden Globes, 2o16


Speaking to New York Post (which he owns), he said on his new relationship that he was "very nervous".

"I dread falling in love - but I knew this would be my last. It better be. I'm happy."

His fiancée Lesly Ann, a former police chaplain, described their relationship as "a gift fro God".

She also noted that the pair "speak the same language" as her late husband, Chester Smith, also worked in the media industry and was a businessman.

“In perspective, it’s not my first rodeo. Getting near 70 means being in the last half. I waited for the right time. Friends are happy for me. We’re both looking forward to spending the second half of our lives together.”

Photo: Jenna Bascom Photography


We're not sure her maths on that one (unless Rupert is investing in some experimental drug that helps him live to 184 😂) but we're always a fan of finding love later in life!

The pair plan to get married in the late summer and say they will split their time between California, the UK, Montana and New York.

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