Jerry Hall Files Divorce From Rupert Murdoch, Asks For Support From Billionaire Husband

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 04: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are seen leaving Spencer House after their wedding on March 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

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Jerry Hall has officially filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch.

Hall, 65, filed with the California Superior Court in LA County per court documents obtained by PEOPLE Friday. She cited irreconcilable differences and asks for spousal support.

She also does not want the court to grant aid to her estranged husband. Hall asks Murdoch, 91, to pay her attorney fees.

In her file, she says she “is not aware of the full nature and extent of any assets and liabilities, and that she will amend this petition once the information is established.” The same applies to community and quasi-community property.

Murdoch has 30 days to respond.

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A lawyer for Hall did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. It is not clear who is representing Murdoch to comment on his behalf.

Hall’s submission comes after two sources are aware of the situation being told The New York Times last month that Hall and Murdoch got divorced. Family members were reportedly shocked at the breakup.

The now-exes first married in a civil ceremony at Spencer House in London on March 4, 2016, a representative from the venue confirmed with PEOPLE at the time. They hosted their main wedding service for up to 200 friends and relatives the following day at the historic St Brides Church on Fleet Street.

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They started dating in the summer of 2015 after being introduced to Australia by one of Murdoch’s sisters and his niece. They announced their engagement the following January and kept much of their romance private.

Their divorce is not expected to affect his interests in companies such as Fox News and… The Wall Street Journal as his family’s stock for the companies he launched are in a secure trustaccording to the Time.

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While married to Hall, Murdoch brokered a $71.3 billion deal that sold a majority of 21st Century Fox to The Walt Disney Company in 2019, per Variety. He is the chairman of Fox Corporation and oversees retail outlets The Wall Street Journal and The sun, along with book publisher HarperCollins. Hall has appeared in such films as Batman and played the part of Mrs. Robinson in the graduate on Broadway.

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This is Murdoch’s fourth divorce. The media mogul married his first wife Patricia Booker in 1956 before they divorced in 1967. That same year he married Anna Maria Torv. They divorced in 1999, the same year that Murdoch married his third wife Wendi Deng; they separated in 2013. His marriages resulted in six children.

This was Hall’s first marriage. She was in a relationship with rocker Mick Jagger for over twenty years and they share four children.

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