For both parties, it looked like a marriage made in Heaven — a classic case of opposites attracting. Jerry Hall brought the glamour of the catwalk and the cachet of rock’n’roll royalty through her decades-long romance with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. Rupert Murdoch, media titan and billionaire, brought just about everything else.
Even so, they were an unlikely couple — she mesmerising with her Texan drawl, long legs, generous mouth and loving the spotlight; he the restless deal-maker, happiest flitting by private jet and blacked-out limo from boardroom to corporate headquarters.
And of course there was that 26-year age gap. Yet somehow this culture clash seemed to work — at least to start with. In public they were tactile and affectionate, kissing and holding hands like giddy-in-love teenagers. For a woman who had traded aggressively on her beauty and sexuality, Jerry seemed to have found a contentment missing from earlier relationships.
Rupert Murdoch and…