Jun 13 (TheWrap.com) - News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is getting divorced from Wendi Deng Murdoch, a spokesman for the company confirmed to TheWrap.
The couple met at a company party in Hong Kong in 1997 and married in 1999. Deng worked as an executive at News Corp. subsidiary Star TV.
The media mogul had been married two previous times, both of which ended in divorce. He filed for divorce in New York on Friday.
The move comes as News Corp. is preparing to split itself into two separate and publicly traded companies at the end of June. One company, 21st Century Fox, will be comprised of television and film holdings. The other, the new News Corp., will consist of publishing and education assets.