The billionaire ex-wives club! Jerry Hall joins an elite group of women with VERY rich ex-husbands – from Princess Haya who was awarded £1.9m just to do up her kitchen to Melinda Gates who walked away with $76billion
- Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch finalised divorce weeks after split went public
- Supermodel filed for divorce, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ from billionaire
- It means former supermodel joins group of women with extremely wealthy exes
Jerry Hall and billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch have sensationally finalised their divorce – just five weeks after their split became public.
It means the former supermodel, 66, joins the distinguished group of women with extremely wealthy ex-husbands, such as Melinda Gates and Mackenzie Scott.
Melinda, 57, is thought to have received $65billion following her divorce from billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, 65, after 27 years of marriage, according to TMZ.
Meanwhile, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, 58, and MacKenzie Scott, 51, finalized their divorce in July 2019 to the tune of a $38billion settlement, Bloomberg News reported.
On Wednesday night, it emerged Texas native Jerry and her 91-year-old ex settled their break-up agreement and ‘remain good friends’.
They finalised their quickie divorce in the US – with Jerry reportedly receiving two homes — a $13million house in Henley and property in St Tropez – and her VIP lifestyle bankrolled in perpetuity.
Here, FEMAIL looks a the members of the billionaire ex wives club…
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall (pictured in 2016) have sensationally finalised their divorce – just five weeks after their split became public
HENLEY: Holmwood House, the $13 million mansion near the Thames, which they bought in November 2019
The house has an interesting history and was once a haven for 19th Century poets Algernon Charles Swinburne and Lord Tennyson. One of the luxury rooms is pictured above
There are also three annexes – each with a gated entrance – in the 26 acres of grounds, providing accommodation for staff or guests. A library is pictured above filled with shelves of books
As well as the infinity pool, the house grounds play host to three cottages each of which have their own private access and parking so as not to encroach on the privacy of the main house
Jerry Hall and billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch sensationally finalised their quickie divorce in the US this week, just six weeks after she filed for divorce on the grounds of ‘irreconcilable differences’.
She has walked away with a figure said to be around £250 million, plus two houses, according to sources familiar with the proceedings, although sources close to Rupert Murdoch said the total figure was more like £50m.
Jerry has reportedly been given Holmwood House, the £11.25 million Georgian property near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire the couple bought in 2019, and a house in St Tropez, which was quietly bought for her about four years ago.
Lawyer Mark Stephens, of the Howard Kennedy firm, told MailOnline that Murdoch would likely have agreed to continue funding his ex-wife’s lifestyle.
‘I suspect that he will have agreed to pay for Ms Hall’s staff, jets, cars and lifestyle. It is going to cost him multi-millions of pounds each year. He is also likely to give her several of the properties they have bought in their time together – or significant amounts of cash to buy her new ones’.
He said that Mr Murdoch is likely to have signed a ‘fairly generous’ pre-nuptial agreement. This would have been drafted with the ‘anticipation of not interfering with the line of succession’ for the tycoon’s business empire.
There has been shock about the speed of the divorce given Mr Murdoch’s £14billion fortune. The former supermodel sparked a mystery when it emerged on Wednesday that she had asked the Los Angeles Superior Court to cancel the divorce petition.
The notice was filed by Ms Hall’s attorney in California, Ronald Brot, and was dated Tuesday, August 9. The document said the divorce should be dismissed without prejudice, meaning that it could not be revived.
But hours after news of the development broke, it emerged Ms Hall and Mr Murdoch have settled their break-up agreement and ‘remain good friends’.
A spokesman for Mr Murdoch released a statement on behalf of the former couple and in an email, the spokesman described it as a ‘joint statement from Robert S. Cohen, attorney for Rupert Murdoch, and Judy Poller, attorney for Jerry Hall’.
The statement read: ‘Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch have finalized their divorce. They remain good friends and wish each other the best for the future’.
The couple had been together for six years when their split was reported in June. A newspaper claimed that the 91-year-old media tycoon ended their marriage via an email which Ms Hall is said to have received while waiting for him to arrive in the UK.
Ms Hall responded by filing for divorce on July 1 in Los Angeles rather than the UK, where they were married.
Bill and Melinda Gates arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 21, 2017
Melinda Gates shocked the world when she and Bill announced in May 2021 that they were ending their 27-year marriage.
The pair’s divorce was finalized privately in Washington – where their Gates Foundation is based – in August.
There was no prenup and the couple instead divided their assets based on a separation contract with undisclosed terms.
However, Bill was worth around $152billion at the time, reportedly giving Melinda a 50 percent settlement of $76billion.
That did not include the couple’s vast property portfolio which comprised of homes in New York, Washington, and California.
Melinda did not request to receive spousal support from her now-ex husband but she had already been given $2billion in stocks the day she filed the divorce documents. The next day her estranged husband even added 25 million shares of Mexican Coca-Cola to her portfolio.
Melinda did not request to change her name either and child support does not apply since their three children are all legally adults.
Bill told The Sunday Times in May 2022 that the divorce settlement was ‘fair’ on both sides.
The couple have three children, Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe, and in the public break-up last year, Bill revealed that Melinda got to keep the dog.
He said neither has had to suffer from a reduction in their wealth, saying the discussions were more focused on their philanthropy, admitting he still has his ‘super nice’ house.
He said: ‘She got the dog. She just killed me with that. No, I’m kidding. The world should know how mistreated I was. No, I’m kidding. We weren’t mean to each other.’
But the tech entrepreneur refused to answer any questions about his alleged affairs.
Melinda said in March that she and Bill are not friends but are ‘friendly’ and work together, and she suggested he had more than one affair throughout their marriage.
‘Those are questions Bill needs to answer,’ she said when asked about reports he cheated multiple times. He previously acknowledged one affair.
‘I believe in forgiveness. I thought we had worked through some of that,’ Melinda said of his 2000 affair with a Microsoft employee. ‘I gave every single piece of myself to this marriage. I was committed from the day we got engaged to the day I got out of it.’
Gates’ spokeswoman confirmed he had a sexual relationship with a female staff member in 2000 and that he resigned as an investigation into the relationship was being conducted by an external law firm on behalf of the company board.
The New York Times also reported that Gates asked out a Microsoft employee in 2006 after watching her make a presentation and, a couple of years later, asked out an employee with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – both while he was married.
Gates reportedly told the Microsoft employee in an email: ‘If this makes you uncomfortable, pretend it never happened.’ She said she took his advice.
Gates later allegedly asked an employee with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to dinner, while the pair were in New York for a trip.
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills
Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Scott divorced in 2019 – after marrying in 1993 and having four children together.
Jeff founded Amazon in 1994 as an online bookstore. As the company grew, she worked as an accountant and helped negotiate freight deals. She has also worked as an author.
Following the divorce settlement MacKenzie was ranked the 22nd-richest person in the world by Forbes.
Jeff kept 75 percent of their joint $144billion Amazon stake, leaving MacKenzie with just a quarter which represented a four percent stake in the company worth $35.8billion.
There was no mention of how they divided their sprawling property portfolio or other investments.
In a Twitter statement after finalising her divorce, MacKenzie said: ‘Grateful to have finished the process of dissolving my marriage with Jeff with support from each other and everyone who reached out to us in kindness, and looking forward to the next phase as co-parents and friends.
‘Happy to be giving him all of my interest in the Washington Post and Blue Origin and 75% of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares to support his continued contributions with the teams of these incredible companies.
‘Excited about my own plans. Grateful for the past as I look forward to what comes next,’ MacKenzie said.
In his statement, Jeff wrote: ‘I’m so grateful to all my friends and family for reaching out with encouragement and love. It means more than you know. MacKenzie most of all.
‘I’m grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process and am very much looking forward to our new relationship as friends and co-parents.
‘In all our work together, MacKenzie’s abilities have been on full display. She has been an extraordinary partner, ally and mother. She is resourceful and brilliant and loving and as our futures unroll, I know I’ll always be learning from her.’
While MacKenzie’s shares payout was only half what she was entitled to, it was still 10 times more than the second most expensive divorce settlement in history.
He also took voting control of his ex-wife’s remaining shares, and was given her interest in The Washington Post, which he bought for $250million in 2013, and Blue Origin, his space travel company.
The personal life of Jeff was thrust into the spotlight with the announcement in January that he and his wife were divorcing after 25 years of marriage and the revelation by the National Enquirer that he had been having an affair with former news anchor and his now-girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez.
Princess Haya bint Hussein, the ex-wife of the ruler of Dubai and one of the world’s richest men, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, was awarded £554m in Britain’s biggest ever divorce settlement in December 2021
Princess Haya bint Hussein, the ex-wife of the ruler of Dubai and one of the world’s richest men, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, was awarded £554m in Britain’s biggest ever divorce settlement in December 2021.
The divorce settlement that included £1.9m for a pizza oven and kitchen renovation
Princess Haya was awarded a £251.5million one-off payment to cover her future security costs as well as the upkeep of the homes she shares with her two children.
The lump sum also included compensation to her of £13.7million for jewellery, £1million for clothing and £5million for racehorses.
It was also set to cover a £10million refurbishment of the family’s home in Kensington, west London, once every decade, plus up to £500,000 a year for ‘wear and tear’.
A further £1.9million was set aside for a kitchen extension and pizza oven at the house.
Sunken trampolines similar to the ones at the family’s beach palace in Dubai were to be installed, at a cost of £39,000.
The money was also set to cover Haya’s security costs, including £1.5million on armoured vehicles and £64,000 on ‘ballistic blankets and ballistic shields’.
The ruling also set aside £5.1million for holidays, including £1.3million for flights on private planes.
£11.2million a year for maintenance and security for the princess’s children Jalila, 14, and Zayed, nine, guaranteed up to £290million. The payments will continue until a further order from the court and they will rise with inflation.
£3million education fund for the children, to be held by accountants.
She was also awarded £9.6million in back payments on money for the children, to be paid within a month.
The bulk of it was to cover security costs to keep the princess and the two young children she had with the sheikh, Jalila and Zayed, safe from kidnap.
While the award allows the princess to continue to live in the life of luxury she enjoyed as the sheikh’s sixth wife, it was £900m less than what her lawyers had originally demanded.
Lawyers for the princess had argued the huge sum was needed to keep her and the children safe from her ex-husband who a previous court hearing found was likely to have forcibly abducted two of his daughters after they attempted to flee Dubai.
Mr Justice Moor wrote in his judgment: ‘There will remain a clear and present risk to HRH for the remainder of her life, whether it be from HH (her ex) or just the normal terrorist and other threats faced by the princess in her position.’
Sheikh Mohammed was also found to have had his agents ‘hack’ the phones of his ex-wife and her lawyers, including Baroness Fiona Shackleton.
Following the princess’s affair, the sheikh had waged a campaign of intimidation forcing Haya to flee to London in fear of her life.
The sums of money discussed in the hearings always ran into the millions with £48,000 the smallest amount ever mentioned.
As Princess Haya is a member of the Jordanian diplomatic mission she will not have to pay any tax on the hundreds of millions.
In response to the judgement, a spokesman for Sheikh Maktoum said: ‘He has always ensured that his children are provided for.
‘The court has now made its ruling on finances and he does not intend to comment further. He asks that the media respect the privacy of his children and do not intrude into their lives in the UK.’
British star Talulah Riley (pictured in 2014 with Elon Musk) is most known for her roles in Pride & Prejudice, St. Trinian’s, Fritton’s Gold, The Boat That Rocked, Inception, Westworld, and Bloodshot
British star Talulah Riley is most known for her roles in Pride & Prejudice, St. Trinian’s, Fritton’s Gold, The Boat That Rocked, Inception, Westworld, and Bloodshot.
She is said to have met billionaire Elon Musk at a bar in London, with Ashlee Vance writing in her book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future that they ‘hit it off immediately.’
‘I remember thinking that this guy probably didn’t get to talk to young actresses a lot and that he seemed quite nervous,’ Talulah previously said of the night they met.
‘I decided to be really nice to him and give him a nice evening. Little did I know that he’d spoken to a lot of pretty girls in his life.’
Talulah first tied the knot with the Tesla architect in 2010. However, their first marriage ended in 2012, when she reportedly walked away with $16million as part of a divorce settlement.
‘It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day,’ he tweeted at the time.
By the following summer, they had remarried. But then, in December 2014, she filed for divorce a second time, only to withdraw her lawsuit the following year.
In March 2016, Talulah requested a divorce a third time, and the pair split for good.
There was no mention of a prenuptial agreement in their most recent parting, with the pair reaching a settlement out of court, TMZ reported.
Court documents released in March 2016 showed she was asking for spousal support and legal fees.
The billionaire and actress’ parting was made simpler by the fact they have no children together.
Model and pop songwriter Kirsty Bertarelli became one of Britain’s richest divorcees in 2021 after she secretly divorced her billionaire husband Ernesto (pictured together in 2014)
Model and pop songwriter Kirsty Bertarelli became one of Britain’s richest divorcees in 2021 after she secretly divorced her billionaire husband Ernesto.
The news came as a shock to many as no one knew that the couple’s 21-year marriage had hit the rocks.
‘It is with sadness that Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli confirm that they have divorced,’ their spokesman told the Daily Mail. ‘The decision was a shared one and the separation amicable.’
The couple, who have three children, are understood to have separated earlier that year, while their divorce was agreed in the summer.
They were jointly listed in 14th place in the 2021’s Sunday Times Rich List with a fortune estimated at a staggering £9.2billion.
The couple declined to discuss the size of Mrs Bertarelli’s payout, but the Daily Mail understood that the Staffordshire-born former Miss UK had agreed to accept a £350million settlement. That would make her the richest British-born divorcee in legal history.
In addition to her settlement, she has been given a spectacular modern house by Lake Geneva in Switzerland bought in 2021 for £52million. She also owns an £8million chalet in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad.
Mrs Bertarelli was represented by Baroness (Fiona) Shackleton, the lawyer known as the Steel Magnolia who represented Prince Charles and Sir Paul McCartney in their divorces. She is believed to have signed a prenuptial agreement before marrying Italian-born Bertarelli in 2000.
One of her friends told the Mail: ‘The settlement was more generous than it had to be. They didn’t want a long, drawn-out court case in Switzerland and he wanted to recognise the length of their marriage.’
Mrs Bertarelli was born Kirsty Roper in the Staffordshire market town of Stone. She comes from the well-off family behind one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of ceramic products, Churchill China in Stoke-on-Trent.
After moving to London, she partied with socialites such as Elizabeth Hurley, Tamara Beckwith and Tamara Mellon.
After being crowned Miss UK in 1988, Kirsty was second runner-up in that year’s Miss World pageant. She then became a successful pop singer and songwriter. She co-wrote All Saints’ No 1 single Black Coffee, a worldwide hit in 2000.
The couple’s spokesman said: ‘All issues arising from the divorce have been settled and they would respectfully ask for privacy for their whole family at this time. As this is a private matter, there will be no further comment.’
Donald Trump only agreed to pay Marla Maples (pictured together in 1992) $1million if they separated within five years, their leaked prenuptial agreement revealed
Donald Trump only agreed to pay his second wife Marla Maples $1million if they separated within five years, their leaked prenuptial agreement via Vanity Fair revealed.
By 1993, Marla had given birth to Tiffany, and Trump, it seemed, was finally ready to pop the question to his beauty queen mistress – who one source said always travelled with a wedding dress in case Trump finally decided he wanted to get married.
However, the couple disagreed about the agreement, with Marla wanting $25million. Trump refused to negotiate, reportedly giving her only $1million if they separated within five years and another $1million to purchase a house.
He would apparently pay $100,000 in child support to Tiffany every year until she turned 21. If she got a full-time job or joined the military or Peace Corps, he would stop the payments completely.
Trump also included an extensive confidentiality agreement that wouldn’t allow Marla to publish ‘any diary, memoir, letter, story, photograph, interview, article, essay, account or description…whether fictionalized or not’ that included details of their marriage.
‘The way it was drawn up is ironclad and shows how wary he was,’ divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, who reviewed the prenup, told Vanity Fair. ‘He was leaving nothing to chance.’
Marla told the magazine at the time of their relationship that the prenup was the ‘big battle all along’.
It wasn’t until 24 hours before their wedding day in 1993, with 1,000 guests at the Plaza Hotel, that Marla finally signed the agreement.
‘Marla was under duress,’ recalled a source. ‘Donald’s position was: without the prenup he wasn’t going to get married.’
Irina Malandina wed Russian billionaire and the former owner of Chelsea FC Roman Abramovich (pictured together in 2003) in 1991 after the pair met on an Aeroflot flight to Germany, before splitting up in 2007
Irina Malandina wed Russian billionaire and the former owner of Chelsea FC Roman Abramovich in 1991 after the pair met on an Aeroflot flight to Germany, before splitting up in 2007.
She was initially rumoured to have been in line for a payout of more than £2billion – but the couple chose to divorce in Russia where settlements are kept secret and are often far smaller than those awarded by UK courts.
Russia’s respected business daily Vedomosti later reported that she received £155million including former marital homes, a yacht and a plane and separate allowances for her children.
Some estimates suggest that her fortune could have grown to £500million with the benefit of wise investments.
The houses she received include Fyning Hall set in a 450-acre estate near Petersfield, West Sussex, and two neighbouring Georgian mansions in Chester Square in London’s Belgravia.
MailOnline can reveal that Land Registry records name Irina as still being the owner of all three properties, having been assigned ownership on her divorce in 2007.
One of the five storey houses in Chester Square was originally bought in 2006 for £10.37million, making it worth more than £20.8million today after house price inflation.
The neighbouring house was said to have been bought to £9.3million in 2005, valuing it at more than £19.5million at today’s prices.
The Fyning Hall estate which was bought by Abramovich from Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer for a reported £12million in 1999 is now said to be worth at least £18m.
The main house is said to have eight bedrooms and five lavishly furnished reception rooms with an additional five houses and nine cottages for staff on the estate.
Abramovich and Irina had five children together – Anna, 30, a philosophy graduate who lives in the US, budding businessman Arkadiy, 28, equestrian Sofia, 27, who has partied with the Beckhams and Arina, 21, and 19-year-old Ilya.
He also has two younger children with his third wife Dasha Zhukova, 40, but the couple announced their separation in 2017.
In March, he was said to be worth £9billion before being sanctioned by the UK Government over his ‘clear connections’ with the Kremlin, and was said to be dating 25-year-old Russian actress Alexandra Korendyuk.
A Jerry colourful love life! Texan model is single again at 65 after ‘split’ from Rupert Murdoch – following a 22-year ‘marriage’ to unfaithful Mick Jagger, romance with Bryan Ferry and an affair with horse breeder Robert Sangster
BY JESSICA GREEN FOR MAILONLINE
After six years of marriage, Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are to divorce, leaving the Texan model single again at 65.
Hall has never been short of admirers since she burst onto the fashion scene after being discovered sunbathing in the south of France in the 1970s, however her love life has been anything but plain sailing.
She tied the knot with the Rolling Stones frontman, who she met in 1976, on a beach in Bali in 1990, however, their supposed marriage was deemed void by the UK high court following their split.
It was another humiliation for Hall, after putting up with the rocker’s notorious philandering for years, admitting she ‘forgave, and forgave, and forgave’ to an ‘unhealthy’ extent.
Her union with Mick wasn’t her first star-studded relationship, with the Texas native dating singer Bryan Ferry before her relationship with Jagger and appeared on the cover of his 1975 album Siren.
The couple became engaged, but she was wooed away from Ferry by Jagger.
Friends of the 91-year-old media tycoon Murdoch and 65-year-old model, who wed in March 2016, were left ‘surprised’ by their sudden split, The New York Times said.
The union was the fourth marriage for Murdoch, who is worth an estimated $17 billion, while it was technically Hall’s first marriage after her 22-year relationship – and four children – with Sir Mick Jagger.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look back at Hall’s varied loved life.
Bryan Ferry and Jerry Hall posed together in the Amstel Hotel in 1976 in Amsterdam
BRYAN FERRY: 1975 – 1977
Hall is best known for her relationship with Jagger – however, she had a star-studded relationship history long before meeting him.
She moved to Paris as a model in the 70s and in 1975, in the guise of a mermaid, Hall appeared on the cover of her boyfriend Bryan Ferry’s latest record album, Roxy Music’s Siren.
Despite the age difference – Hall was 19 and Ferry was 30 – they started dating.
Five months later, the lead singer proposed to Hall and their professional and personal relationship continued, with her appearing in the video for Ferry’s 1976 solo hit, Let’s Stick Together.
By now, Hall was one of the most photographed models of her era, truly one of the first to gain the status of ‘supermodel’ and from the front covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan magazines to the social pages of every publication, a woman instantly synonymous with glamour.
The girl from Texas was also earning a daily fee of $1000. The gossip columns would say that Hall met Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger at a dinner party in Manhattan and left Bryan Ferry for him.
But as Hall later revealed in her 2010 autobiography, Tall Tales, Jagger pursued her while she was still a teenager and engaged to Ferry, eventually seducing her in 1977.
Together, Jagger and Hall partied at the notable nightclubs of the day, Studio 54 and 21 Club in New York. Ferry would later write the song Kiss and Tell about Hall’s infidelity.
MICK JAGGER: 1977 – 1999
Hall was previously in a long-term relationship with Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger, with whom she shares four children – Elizabeth, 38, James, 36, Georgia May, 30, and Gabriel, 24.
However the two parents, who met in 1976, never officially tied the knot during their 22-year relationship together.
While Hall’s marriage to Murdoch marked her first official walk down the aisle – she and Jagger did have an unofficial marriage ceremony in Bali in 1990, however that was deemed void by the UK high court following their split.
They went through a legal battle over whether or not their 1990 Bali wedding service had been official after she filed for divorce in 1999. Her split from Jagger left her with an estimated settlement of up to $22 million.
The former supermodel, who was born in Texas, said she had thought that the marriage was ‘valid’ and that – as a result – the pair would need to go through official divorce proceedings.
However, a high court judge in the UK declared that the ceremony was not valid under British or Indonesian law and he therefore declared the marriage null and void.
Hall tied the knot with the Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (pictured left together in 1992) on a beach in Bali in 1990, however that was deemed void by the UK high court following their split. Hall is pictured right in traditional costume on the day of the ceremony
In 2005, Hall opened up about her feelings over Jagger’s alleged womanizing during their relationship.
She told the Evening Standard that she ‘forgave, and forgave, and forgave and forgave to the point where it wasn’t very healthy at all’, adding: ‘Sure, he wasn’t a great husband, and I could gripe and grouse, but I think that’s old hat.’
She also confessed at the time that she ‘still loved’ Jagger, but that their relationship had been so ‘unhealthy’, it had left her ‘so depressed’ and ‘unhappy’.
‘I still love him. But it made me so unhappy. I was unable to do anything because I felt so depressed,’ she said. ‘If you’re in an unhealthy relationship, it’s bad for your self-esteem. You have so many ups and downs that you can’t be consistent…’
In 2008, Hall insisted she would never want her daughters to date a man like Jagger in an interview with Psychologies magazine.
She said: ‘No, never. But I don’t think they would. They have far more confidence than I did, and they have great boundaries. It took me longer to learn those.’
Hall shares four children – Elizabeth, 38, James, 36, Georgia May, 30, and Gabriel, 24 – with Jagger (pictured together in the ’80s)
Hall conceded she had put up with the star’s behavior for too long.
She said: ‘I always thought he would change, and that was my big mistake. People don’t change, unless they really want to, and you can’t make them.
‘I probably stayed with him for longer than I should have done. All I can say is that I really loved him, and he really loved me, in spite of all the other women.’
At the time of Hall and Murdoch’s wedding in 2016, sources reported that Jagger was ‘seething’ over the union, with one friend saying that the rocker ‘had a real problem’ with the idea of the Australian media tycoon becoming a part of his family.
‘This means that Rupert Murdoch is going to become a part of his extended family, and Mick has a real problem with that,’ the insider claimed.
Hall reportedly ended things with Jagger after he had a child with Brazilian model Luciana Gimenez, but the former couple remain close friends.
Sangster was married to Susan Sangster (pictured) at the time. In 2015, Hall revealed to Radio Times that she embarked on an affair of her own with wealthy horse breeder Robert Sangster in order to give Jagger a taste of his own medicine in 1982
ROBERT SANGSTER: 1982
In 2015, Hall revealed to Radio Times that she embarked on an affair of her own with wealthy horse breeder Robert Sangster in order to give Jagger a taste of his own medicine in 1982.
Although her retaliation initially worked, in the end she was forced to realize Jagger would never change.
Commenting on his philandering and the incessant lies he told her, Jerry was asked if she ever sought revenge at which point she re-opened the story of her dalliance.
‘I did [want revenge]. At one point I went off and had an affair with somebody else. Robert Sangster. So lovely. Horse breeder. Then Mick would beg me back.’
She admitted the fling, which she claimed only lasted a couple of weeks, made her feel good; empowered, and was the only one during her 22-year relationship with the rockstar.
‘The only big time. I thought Mick would eventually change, but he didn’t,’ she said.
Hall’s 1982 affair with Sangster, who passed away aged 67 from cancer in 2004, was well-publicized and one she is reported to have described as a ‘disaster’.
However her interview with the Radio Times was believed to be the first time she admitted she was motivated by a desire to seek revenge.
She added: ‘He [Jagger] never annoyed me. Not little things. I mean his actions with other women were pretty bad but that was the only thing that annoyed me. Not little things.
‘I mean his actions with other women were pretty bad but that was the only thing that annoyed me. He didn’t annoy me day-to-day.
‘He denied everything [the affairs] to the last. Well, I think most men do. He eventually had a baby with somebody else.’
Her relationship with Sangster started when she found out Jagger was cheating on her with Italian model Carla Bruni.
She had intercepted a fax from Miss Bruni to Jagger which read ‘Let’s spend the night together’ and was naturally furious.
She went off travelling with Sangster, who was married to Susan Sangster at the time, in an apparent attempt to make her man jealous.
Her plan worked. Within a year Jagger and Jerry, soon pregnant with their first child, Elizabeth, were back together.
Jerry dated Paramount film producer George Waud for two years after her split from Mick Jagger
GEORGE WAUD: 2000 – 2001
He was 11 years her junior and four inches shorter, but Hall, then 44, wasn’t shy about gushing over her romance with film producer George Waud, who she dated for nearly two years after splitting from Mick.
‘He is way, way, way too young for me, but there it is,’ she said at the time. ‘Go with the flow. He’s gorgeous, he’s smart, he’s single. And he thinks he isn’t good-looking which makes him all the more attractive.’
She met Waud in August 1999, just after she had received a £10million parting settlement from Jagger.
He’s the son of millionaire Guy Pierre D’Abzac Waud, a former member of the council of the Distressed Gentle-folk’s Association and a consultant to the American School in Cobham, Surrey.
Waud, who read Fine Arts at Oxford, was a film producer with Paramount when he and Hall started dating, and used to go out with Cecilia Peck, daughter of the Hollywood star, Gregory.
The couple split in the summer of 2001.
A few months after her split from Waud, Hall moved on with another toyboy – albeit a less diminutive one. Then 45, she met London banker Tim Attias, 35, through the Kabbalah, an offshoot of Judaism to which she is devoted
TIM ATTIAS: 2001 – 2002
A few months after her split from Waud, Hall moved on with another toyboy – albeit a less diminutive one.
Then 45, she met London banker Tim Attias, 35, through the Kabbalah, an offshoot of Judaism to which she is devoted.
The confirmed bachelor had a formidable reputation as a ladies’ man and friends said it was not uncommon for him to have up to five women on the go at once.
A keen polo player, he ran a team from Lord Cowdray’s estate in West Sussex, costing him up to £500,000 a year – which was not a problem with bonuses from his job with investment bankers ABN Amro said to be in the region of £2million.
During their ‘intense fling’ he whisked Hall off to Mustique and invited her to parties at his £1.5million Notting Hill home in West London.
Friends said he was besotted, with one adding: ‘It is all Tim can talk about.’
However, it was reportedly Hall who ended things, saying she wasn’t ready to commit to a serious relationship again.
Hall met Warwick Hemsley in Perth, Australia, in September 2010 while starring in The Graduate, in which she played seductress Mrs Robinson
WARWICK HEMSLEY: 2010 – 2012
Hall met Warwick Hemsley in Perth, Australia, in September 2010 while starring in The Graduate, in which she played seductress Mrs Robinson.
The property tycoon, thought to be worth £30million at the time, followed her back to London when the 21-performance run of The Graduate ended.
He crossed to the other side of the world and even moved in with her in October 2010, just weeks after they met and fell for each other.
‘I’ve never seen her so relaxed,’ a member of the West London ladies-who-lunch set, of which Hall was a fixture, previously told The Daily Mail.
‘Her relationship with Warwick has played a huge part in how contented she is these days. She’s finally ready to settle into middle age.’
Those close to her at the time suggested Hall was seriously considering marriage.
The same friend said: ‘When one of her friends made a remark about how they could see her marrying again, Jerry would always laugh it off, but recently she’s stopped being so coy.
‘In fact, she’s been saying quite openly that she likes the idea. It’s quite a surprise — I never thought she would find anyone who could live up to Mick, in her mind.’
Hall was romantically linked to New Zealand-born Armand Leroi, then 49, from January 2014 until a year later
ARMAND LEROI: 2014 – 2015
Hall was romantically linked to New Zealand-born Armand Leroi, then 49, from January 2014 until a year later.
The diplomat’s son came with impressive credentials – best known for the Channel 4 documentary series Human Mutants, he is Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Imperial College London.
Friends said at the time he was the perfect companion for Jerry. ‘He is good looking, well-read and sophisticated,’ a chum told The Daily Mail.
The son of Dutch diplomats, Armand comes from a family that is both jet-setting and intellectual. His twin sister Marie-France is an eminent lawyer in Canada, while another sister, Iracema, is a leading authority on Alzheimer’s disease.
Armand took his BSc degree at Dalhousie in Halifax, Canada, in 1989, then a PhD at the University of California.
He moved to Britain in 1996 to be a lecturer at Imperial College London, where in 2001 he was appointed Reader in Evolutionary Developmental Biology.
His emergence as a media star began with the publication of his book Mutants: On The Form, Varieties And Errors Of The Human Body, in 2004. It was widely lauded, won an award and was turned into a documentary series on Channel 4, which he wrote and presented.
Another Channel 4 series — What Makes Us Human — followed in 2006, then in 2009 came a BBC4 documentary called What Darwin Didn’t Know. He presented Aristotle’s Lagoon for BBC4 in 2010 and followed up with a book of the same title in 2014. All were greeted with acclaim and his profile rose.
RUPERT MURDOCH: 2015 – 2022
Murdoch and Hall tied the knot in London in March 2016 in a very low-key ceremony at Spencer House, which overlooks Green Park, after a whirlwind five-month romance.
At the time, the media tycoon expressed his joy over the union, tweeting shortly after the ceremony concluded that he would be taking a break from social media in order to enjoy newlywed life.
Murdoch and Hall (pictured in 2019) began quietly dating in 2015, with The Mail on Sunday revealing in October of that year that they had begun their romance after being introduced in Australia by one of Murdoch’s sisters and his niece
‘No more tweets for ten days or ever!’ he wrote. ‘Feel like the luckiest AND happiest man in world.’
One day after their official ceremony, the couple – whose unlikely romance made headlines the world over – hosted a more lavish affair, which was attended by all ten of their children.
Hall’s two daughters and Murdoch’s two youngest daughters acted as bridesmaids, while the media mogul’s son Lachlan was understood to have presided over the pair’s first ceremony.
Following the wedding celebrations, Hall shared a photo of the then-newlyweds posing with all of their kids, writing alongside it: ‘My beautiful family!’
Murdoch and Hall began quietly dating in 2015, with The Mail on Sunday revealing in October of that year that they had begun their romance after being introduced in Australia by one of Murdoch’s sisters and his niece.
The couple made their relationship public on October 31 when they were seen for the first time together at the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham in London.
They then attended the Golden Globes in Los Angeles in January 2016 – days before Murdoch announced that the pair were engaged.
Murdoch popped the question with a 10-carat marquise diamond engagement ring that was said to be worth up to $3.5 million.
In December 2021, just seven months before the news of their impending divorce was reported, Hall and Murdoch purchased a $200 million cattle ranch – called Beaverhead – in Montana, which was previously owned by oil baron Fred Koch and his children.
The purchase of the 340,000-acre ranch, which is located close to Yellowstone National Park, was the priciest ranch sale in Montana history.
At the time, Murdoch told the Wall Street Journal of his new home: ‘This is a profound responsibility.
‘We feel privileged to assume ownership of this beautiful land and look forward to continually enhancing both the commercial cattle business and the conservation assets across the ranch.’
A spokesperson added to the publication that Hall and Murdoch were planning to spend time together on the ranch, having spent a year looking for the perfect place to snap up in the area.
In addition to the newly-purchased ranch, Murdoch also owns a $28.8 million estate and winery in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, a ranch in California, a four-story penthouse in New York City that is believed to be worth around $72 million, and a 25,000-acre sheep and cattle farm, called Cavan Station, in his native Australia.
Forbes also reported last year that Murdoch had at one point owned two properties in the UK: an 11-bedroom mansion in Oxfordshire, and an apartment in London.