Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are getting divorced, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.
It will be the fourth divorce for the 91-year-old Murdoch,
The billionaire, whose net worth is an estimated $17.7billion according to Forbes, has built a sprawling media empire with assets around the globe.
The New York Times reported that the separation is unlikely to alter the ownership structure of businesses he holds stakes in, which include parent companies of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.
His powerful global media empire also includes the New York Post, The Times of London and British tabloid The Sun.
Bryce Tom, a spokesman for Murdoch, said he had no comment to make while a representative for Hall did not immediately respond to a request for a statement.
Murdoch was previously married to entrepreneur Wendi Deng, who he divorced in 2014 after 14 years of marriage. They have two daughters.
He split from his second wife, Anna Murdoch Mann, a Scottish journalist in 1999. They have three children together.
Murdoch and his first wife, Patricia Booker, a former flight attendant parted ways in 1966. They share a daughter.
Hall, who is a model and an actress, was the longtime partner of The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, with whom she has four children.
Source: AFP, Reuters