News Corp's Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from wife Wendi

REUTERS - News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday.

Mr Murdoch’s relationship with his wife had been irretrievably broken for more than six months before he filed for divorce, a spokesman for the News Corp chief executive said on Thursday.

Mr Murdoch filed for divorce in New York earlier that day. He married the former Ms Wendi Deng in 1999.