Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and former model Jerry Hall took a more traditional route to announcing their engagement — using a newspaper classified advertisement.
The 84-year-old executive chairman of News Corporation, which owns The Times, announced the engagement to the 59-year-old on the Births, Marriages and Deaths page of the newspaper.
The Times also ran a story on its website confirming the engagement.
In the story posted on the Times’ website, it says the news of the engagement comes after a four-month romance. Murdoch and Hall have been dating since late summer after being introduced by one of Murdoch’s sisters and niece, Penny Fowler, in Australia. They went public with the relationship in October, the article says.
“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,” the classified ad reads, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
On Sunday night, the couple appeared together at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles. According to the article on the Times’ site, they became engaged over the weekend.
In 2013, Murdoch filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife since 1999, citing a breakdown in the relationship. This will be his fourth marriage.
Hall has four children with Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.