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LONDON (AFP) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch will marry actress and former supermodel Jerry Hall after a four-month romance, the couple announced in the British newspaper The Times on Tuesday (Jan 12).
They got engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles, where they attended the 73rd Golden Globes awards gala.
Mr Murdoch, 84, the executive chairman of News Corporation, which owns The Times, announced the impending nuptials in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of the newspaper.
"Mr Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, and Miss Jerry Hall, mother of Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel Jagger, are delighted to announce their engagement," it read.
The pair started dating late last summer after being introduced by one of Mr Murdoch's sisters and his niece, and first made their relationship public last October at the rugby World Cup final in London.
Between them they have 10 children from previous marriages, and went on holiday with several of them on a yacht in the Caribbean after Christmas.
A spokesman for the Murdoch family said: "They have loved these past months together, are thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future."
It will be Mr Murdoch's fourth marriage and the second for Hall, 59, who tied the knot with Rolling Stone Mick Jagger in 1990 in a ceremony in Bali. When they divorced in 1999, Jagger claimed they were not legally married.
Mr Murdoch was married to Ms Patricia Booker, journalist Anna Torv and most recently Ms Wendi Deng, whom he split up with in 2013.
Rumours surfaced at the time that Ms Deng, now 47, had been having an affair with Mr Murdoch's good friend and former British prime minister Tony Blair. Mr Blair denied that an affair had ever taken place.
With an estimated fortune of more than US$11 billion (S$15.8 billion), Mr Murdoch, an Australian native and American citizen, owns some of the world's most famous newspaper titles, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and the British tabloid The Sun.