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Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng Divorce: Media Mogul Splitting Up With His Wife
- 06/13/2013 04:06 PM EDT Entertainment
It comes just 2 short years after the world saw passionate and violent proof of their love. In 2011, at a British parliamentary hearing, a protester threw a pie in Mr. Murdoch's face, and his wife, sitting behind him, leapt up and punched the attacker.
But apparently, it wasn't enough, because Mr. Murdoch is calling it quits. The 82-year-old billionaire media mogul has filed for divorce against Wendi Deng, 42, his wife since 1999, with whom he has 2 daughters. The couple reportedly filed at the New York Supreme Court Thursday.
Deng is Murdoch's third wife. His last divorce from his second wife, Anna, resulted in a $1.7 billion settlement, which may be the biggest in history. With a net worth of $11.2 billion, Murdoch is the 91st richest person in the world.
A video of the iconic pie-smacking moment is below.