Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from 3rd wife of 14 years Wendi Deng

Sydney, June 14 (ANI): Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi Deng.

After months of rumours and denials the marriage was on the rocks, Murdoch on Thursday filed for divorce in the New York Supreme Court, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The filing stated the relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably.

Murdoch, 82, and Deng, 44, married 14 years ago, and the couple had two daughters, 11-year-old Grace, and nine-year-old Chloe.

Murdoch requested that custody of the couple's daughters be shared between him and Deng, a Chinese-born graduate of Yale University 38 years his junior, the report said.

A pre-nuptial agreement that was signed before their wedding in 1999 will allow Deng to claim a share of Murdoch's 11 billion dollars wealth.

His second wife, Anna, reportedly received 1.7 billion dollars in divorce settlement.

Murdoch divorced his first wife, Patricia Booker, in 1967 after 11 years of marriage and the same year he married Anna Maria Torv.

They were together for 31 years before their 1999 divorce. The same year, Murdoch married Deng. (ANI)

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