Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall divorce settlement: Who gets what

The marriage was hasty — entered into less than a year after they started dating.

But, aged 59 and 84 respectively, the bride and groom were certainly old enough to know what they wanted.

And now, six years after they said ‘I do’, the divorce between supermodel Jerry Hall and billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch is being conducted at equal lightning speed.

A bare six weeks after Hall filed for divorce on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences”, they have reached a settlement.

A joint statement, released by the New York PR firm Rubenstein on Wednesday night, after the Mail revealed that Hall had asked the LA courts to cancel the divorce petition, ran: “Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch have finalized their divorce. They remain good friends and wish each other the best for the future”.

Camera IconLawyers for the pair claim they remain on good terms. Credit: CNBC/Supplied/TheWest

Hall, now 66, exits with her dignity mostly intact and a figure said to be around AUD$430 million, plus two houses, according to sources familiar with the proceedings.

Considering the marriage lasted only six years and three months, it appears as though her $1000-an-hour New York lawyer Judy Poll, who has also looked after actresses Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson, struck a good deal for Hall.

Although sources close to Rupert Murdoch said the total figure was more like AUD$90m.

Texan Hall, though, remains “very sad” about the way things have worked out.

The marriage was hasty — entered into less than a year after they started dating. But, aged 59 and 84 respectively, the bride and groom were certainly old enough to know what they wanted. And now, six years after they said ‘I do’, the divorce between supermodel Jerry Hall and billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch is being conducted at equal lightning speed. A bare six weeks after Jerry filed for divorce on the grounds of ‘irreconcilable differences’, they have reached a settlement.
PICTURED: MONTANA: Only seven months ago it was revealed they had purchased a $200million 340,000-acre cattle ranch in the US
Camera IconHall wanted Beaverhead Ranch but it willl stay with Murdoch. Only seven months ago it was revealed the pair had purchased a $200million 340,000-acre Montana cattle ranch. Credit: Unknown/Supplied

She has told confidantes that her love story with Murdoch was like the Shakespeare tragedy Romeo And Juliet — with the two star-crossed, albeit rather senior, lovers driven apart by their families. In this case, Murdoch’s children.

It’s an arresting claim — but is there any truth in it?

Certainly, the Murdoch clan teems with highly intelligent and competitive adult children, notably Prudence, 64, Elisabeth, 53, Lachlan, 50 and James, 49, Murdoch’s children by his first and second marriages. (His daughters by third wife Wendi Deng are 21 and 19, and too young to have a role, yet).

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