Rupert Murdoch Is Engaged for the Sixth Time

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Most people are happy to have one or two great loves in a lifetime. Not so for Rupert Murdoch. The semi-retired Fox boss is still kicking at 92 years old and has found love once more. Well, for the sixth time, to be exact.

Per a Thursday dispatch in the New York Times, Murdoch is engaged yet again. Fiancée No. 6 is 67-year-old Elena Zhukova, a retired molecular biologist and the mother of Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova. The billionaire reportedly met his new honey through his third wife, Wendi Deng, last August, which makes the timeline for this particular pairing rather accelerated. Though, I guess time is of the essence when your husband-to-be is staring down the barrel of his centenary.

According to the Times, the nuptials are scheduled for June and invitations have already gone out. Murdoch, who is reportedly worth $8.26 billion, must certainly be heads down with his lawyers conjuring up an airtight prenup. If Murdoch makes it to the altar, the surely lavish affair at his California vineyard would mark his fifth marriage. His last stab at matrimony was with model and Mick Jagger’s ex Jerry Hall, whom he divorced in the summer of 2022. In the window between that breakup and Murdoch’s impending fifth union, the hopeless romantic got engaged to retired dental hygienist Ann Lesley Smith in the spring of 2023. That one lasted two weeks. Let’s hope Ms. Zhukova fares better.

This post has been updated.

Rupert Murdoch Is Engaged for the Sixth Time