Rupert Murdoch, 93, marries fifth wife Elena Zhukova: See the newlyweds

At age 93, Rupert Murdoch is once again a newlywed.

The media mogul and former News Corp executive chairman married girlfriend Elena Zhukova on Saturday, a representative for Murdoch confirmed to USA TODAY.

Photos from the wedding day, which were shared with USA TODAY, showed Murdoch posing with the bride as she held a bouquet of flowers. The ceremony took place at Murdoch’s California vineyard and estate.

News of the wedding was previously reported by Fox News and The Sun.

Murdoch revealed his engagement to Zhukova, a 67-year-old retired molecular biologist, in March, just days ahead of his 93rd birthday. According to The Guardian, the couple met at a gathering hosted by Wendi Deng, Murdoch’s third wife. They have been together since last summer, The New York Times reported.

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Murdoch was most recently married to model Jerry Hall from 2016 to 2022. “They remain good friends and wish each other the best for the future,” their attorneys told USA TODAY when their divorce was announced.

Rupert Murdochengaged to girlfriend Elena Zhukova, couple to marry in June

In 2023, Murdoch became engaged to Ann Lesley Smith, but the engagement was called off soon after it was announced.

Murdoch was previously married to Patricia Booker from 1956 to 1965, Anna Torv from 1967 to 1999 and Wendi Deng from 1999 to 2013. He has six children: Prudence, Elisabeth, Grace, Chloe, Lachlan and James.

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In September, Murdoch stepped down from his roles as chair of Fox Corporation and executive chairman of News Corp. He was succeeded by his son Lachlan.

“Neither excessive pride nor false humility are admirable qualities,” Murdoch said at the time. “But I am truly proud of what we have achieved collectively through the decades, and I owe much to my colleagues, whose contributions to our success have sometimes been unseen outside the company but are deeply appreciated by me.”

Contributing: Saman Shafiq, Edward Segarra and Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY

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