Meet Elena Zhukova, Rupert Murdoch’s New Wife

The 93-year-old media tycoon, chairman of Fox Corporation and News Corp, Rupert Murdoch known for his history with new relationships, recently shocked everyone by marrying for the fifth time.

This recent marriage marks his fifth walk down the aisle, following unions with Patricia Booker, Anna Torv, Wendi Deng, and Jerry Hall.

Murdoch’s lengthiest marriage was with Anna Torv, his second wife.

They married in 1967 and parted ways in 1999, lasting for 32 years.

On the other hand, his shortest marriage was with Jerry Hall, his fourth wife.

They exchanged vows in 2016 and separated in 2022, lasting only six years.

His new wife, Elena Zhukova, has piqued interest as she emerges into the limelight beside one of the most influential personalities in the media world.

Who is Elena Zhukova, Rupert’s new wife?

Elena Zhukova is a 67 year old Russian-born scientist who has lived in America for over three decades.

The 67-year-old boasts a career in molecular biology, reportedly working at the Baylor College of Medicine near Houston before moving to teach at UCLA.

It’s evident that her focus is in a completely distinct area from her husband’s, even though information on her current scientific endeavours is limited.

What is the age difference between Elena Zhukova and Rupert Murdoch?

The age difference between the couple is 96, as Elena is 67 and Murdoch is 93.

Was Elena Zhukova previously married?

The scientist was previously married to Russian Oil billionaire Alexander Zhukov.

The couple had a daughter Dasha Zhukova in 1981.

According to The New York Times, Zhukova’s marriage to her first husband lasted for three years before they divorced.

How did Elena Zhukova meet Rupert Murdoch?

The couple reportedly met through Murdoch’s third wife, Wendi Deng.

Their romance became public in 2023 when they were seen enjoying a yacht trip in the Mediterranean.

Murdoch had planned to wed another person in 2023, but the ceremony was canceled.

Their engagement was made public earlier this year, leading to a lavish wedding at Murdoch’s California estate in June 2024.

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