Rupert Murdoch, 92-year-old media magnate dating 66-year-old retired scientist Elena Zhukova: Report

Rupert Murdoch. Image credit: Wikimedia commons


IBNS: Rupert Murdoch, the 92-year-old media magnate, is believed to have entered into a new relationship with retired scientist Elena Zhukova, months after abruptly calling off his engagement with Ann Lesley Smith, Independent reported.

According to reports, their relationship surfaced when the couple was spotted enjoying a vacation onboard a yacht.

News website Drudge Report quoting a source reported that Murdoch has “got the energy of people half his age,” adding, “He just might be in love again.”

The couple was reportedly introduced to each other by Rupert Murdoch’s third wife Wendi Deng.

His partner, 66-year-old Elena Zhukova, was a molecular biologist and worked at the medical research unit at the University of California, Los Angeles, before retiring.

The report of their relationship comes hardly months after Murdoch called off his wedding to ex-police chaplain Ann Lesley Smith just two weeks after he proposed.

The ceremony had been planned for summer, a year after his divorce from his fourth wife, model, and actor Jerry Hall.

The media mogul has six children from his first three marriages. He was married to Hall for six years.

Prior to that, he was married to Wendi Deng from 1999 to 2013; Anna Maria Torv from 1967 to 1999; and Patricia Booker from 1956 to 1967.