Most people had not heard of Wendi Deng until she lamped the left wing comedian “Jonnie Marbles”, also known as Jonathan May-Bowles, during her husband Rupert Murdoch’s now infamous appearance before the Culture Select Committee in 2011. Springing to her husband’s defence when he was custard-pied by the comic, her right hook will go down in the history book of punches.
Now it seems that Rupert Murdoch and Wendi, who married in 1999, are going their separate ways. The media mogul filed for divorce at New York’s Supreme Court this morning. The News Corp boss better find a suitable new security guard.
UPDATE: Looks this news has been in the making for a while:
Murdoch-Deng divorce been on cards for 18 months, say sources close to both.
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) June 13, 2013