“Jerry, sadly I’ve decided to call an end to our marriage,” the then-91-year-old billionaire’s message began, according to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, who said he had viewed a screenshot of the June 2022 email. “We have certainly had some good times, but I have much to do…My New York lawyer will be contacting yours immediately.”
Hall, now 66, reportedly received the email as she was waiting for her husband to meet her at their estate in Oxfordshire, England. The two married in 2016.
According to Vanity Fair, Hall told friends she was blindsided by the email.
Murdoch revealed in March that he had proposed to his new girlfriend, Ann Lesley Smith, a 66-year-old former dental hygienist. Just two weeks later, news broke that the wedding had been called off.
It would have been his fifth marriage. Hall was previously the longtime partner of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, with whom she had four children.