Rupert Murdoch Marries For The Fifth Time

The 93-year-old is married again.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has tied the knot for the fifth time.

The 93-year-old former chairman of News Corp and Fox married 67-year-old Elena Zhukova at his California Vineyard over the weekend.

Murdoch began dating Zhukova last year, shortly after his previous engagement to Ann Lesley Smith was called off after just two weeks of being announced.

Elena Zhukova, who is a retired molecular biologist, was introduced to Rupert by his ex-wife, Wendi Deng, whom he divorced in 2013 after 14 years of marriage.

The Sun, which is owned by Murdoch, released photographs of the wedding that show Zhukova wearing a white off-the-shoulder Emilia Wickstead gown and an elegant up-do.

Murdoch wore a black suit, white shirt and soft yellow tie.

Rupert Murdoch is engaged again, aged 92. Image: Getty

In late 2023, Rupert finally stepped down from leading most of the world’s media, handing the title over to Lachlan Murdoch, his eldest son.

Lachlan is one of six Murdoch children. They are, in order of birth, Prudence MacLeod, Elisabeth Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, James Murdoch, Grace Murdoch, and Chloe Murdoch.

Who Is Rupert Murdoch’s Fiancee, Elena Zhukova?

Elena Zhukova is a retired molecular biologist.

Her daughter, Darya (Dasha) Zhukova, is an art collector who is married to Stavros Niarchos, the Greek shipping heir who dated both Paris Hilton and Mary Kate Olsen.

Who Are Rupert Murdoch’s Ex Wives?

Rupert’s wedding to Elena Zhukova is his fifth marriage. His previous wives include:

Jerry Hall, 2016 – 2022

Rupert Murdoch with ex wife Jerry Hall in 2019. Image: Getty

Murdoch was married to model and Mick Jagger’s ex Jerry Hall between 2016 and 2022.

Wendi Deng, 1999 – 2013

Rupert Murdoch and his ex-wife Wendi Deng.
(Credit: Getty)

Rupert and Wendi were married 14 years. They share two children: Grace, 23, and Chloe, 21.

Wendi reportedly introduced Rupert to Elena Zhukova.

Anna Torv, 1967 – 1999

Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv with their baby daughter Elizabeth.
Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv with their baby daughter Elizabeth. (Credit: Getty)

Not to be confused with the Australian actress born in 1979, Anna Torv Murdoch was born in Scotland and was married to Rupert for more than 30 years.

Now 79, Torv is the mother of Elisabeth, Lachlan and James.

Patricia Booker, 1956 – 1967

Melbourne flight attendant and model Patricia Booker was Murdoch’s first wife. The two have a daughter, Prudence.

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