rupert murdoch jerry hall engaged

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are engaged to be married—after just four months of dating.

Well, we didn’t see this one coming!

The gruesome twosome made their announcement Monday, via a classified ad on the Births, Marriages and Deaths page of one of the 84-year-old Australian-born business magnate’s newspapers, The Times.

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Presumably, Murdoch got a hefty discount on the listing—not that he really needs one, seeing as Forbes estimates he’s worth a cool $11.2 BILLION.

Not too shabby, eh?

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The happy couple’s announcement reads:

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.

Murdoch and Hall, who were introduced to each other by the controversial media tycoon’s sisters and niece in Australia, first went public with their romance last October—two years after he finalized his (extremely expensive) divorce from wife-of-14-years, Wendi Dang.

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They were photographed smooching in Murdoch’s private box at the Twickenham Rugby grounds in London—after watching Australia get firmly trounced by New Zealand, 34-17, in the world cup final.

A spokesperson for Murdoch tells The MailOnline:

They have loved these past months together, are thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future.

It will be the first marriage for 59-year-old Hall, who is clearly attracted to Murdoch's dashing good looks and abundant charm—she was previously in a long term relationship with Mick Jagger, the father of her four children. The couple underwent a private wedding ceremony in Bali back in 1990, but the marriage was subsequently declared null and void by a British court.

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Murdoch has been married a total of three times already—to first wife, Patricia Booker, for 9 years; second wife, Anna Mann, for 32 years; and then to Dang—whom he wed just 17 days after finalizing his $1.2 BILLION divorce from Mann.

The details of Murdoch and Dang’s divorce settlement are confidential, but it’s been touted as “the world’s most expensive” and is believed to far exceed that of his previous ones.

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Congratulations to the happy couple!

Let’s hope Murdoch has an iron clad prenup in place before he walks down the aisle this time round.

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