One can actually find love in old age. Tying the knot at 59 and 84 respectively, Jerry Hall and her husband, Rupert Murdoch confirm this saying. While it was Murdoch’s fourth marriage, it was Hall’s first. But that has apparently made no difference as the couple has since continued to wow their fans with their deeply enviable old-age romance. Meanwhile, Jerry Hall is not just the wife of a world-famous business magnate. She has actually got a name to herself, having been a sought-after professional model in the 1970s.
Jerry Hall’s Bio (Age)
She was born as Jerry Faye Hall on the 2nd day of July 1956 in Gonzales, Texas, United States of America. Jerry, however, grew up in Mesquite, Dallas where her parents, John P. Hall and Marjorie (Sheffield) Hall respectively worked as a truck driver and medical records librarian.
Jerry Hall attended the North Mesquite High School, finishing at the young age of 16. She immediately left home for Paris, following her discovery by French VIP agency manager, Claude Haddad. By the time she turned 19, Jerry had started modeling, with her first modeling job being an appearance (as a mermaid) on the cover of Roxy Music’s 1975 album, Sirens.
In the following years, Hall’s modeling career boomed, with numerous jobs coming on her path. In just two years (1975-1977), she had already featured on the cover of 40 magazines, Vogue and Cosmopolitan inclusive, alongside other inside/minor appearances. She also modeled for Revlon and Yves Saint Laurent.
Just like many other models, Jerry Hall subsequently ventured into acting, making her debut in the 1980 romantic movie, Urban Cowboy. In 1989, she appeared in the superhero film, Batman. Hall later made her stage debut in 1990 at the Lyric Theater in a revival of Bus Stop. In 1993, she guest-starred in TV series, Cluedo and The Detectives.
In the subsequent years, Jerry Hall made appearances in several other works including films, TV series, reality shows, and stage productions. Some of them include Being Mick (2001), High Society (2005), Hotel Babylon (2007), and Love Letters (2012). In 2010, she published her autobiography titled, Jerry Hall: My Life in Pictures.
Marital Life with Rupert Murdoch
In November 2015, the media went abuzz with news of Rupert Murdoch’s latest lady-love. Murdoch who ended his third marriage about two years before, intimately appeared with Jerry Hall at the Twickenham Stadium in London for the 2015 Rugby World Cup final held on the 1st of November. A few months later, precisely on January 11, 2016, the billionaire entrepreneur announced their engagement on The Times.
Jerry and Rupert subsequently married on 4th March 2016 in a private ceremony held at Spencer House in London, England. The couple has since been enjoying marital bliss, at least from what is obvious; often appearing side by side at events, looking refreshed and happy.
Jerry Hall’s husband, Rupert Murdoch is a highly successful Australian-born American media entrepreneur. He is the CEO of News Corp. and Chairman of Fox Corporation. Following their marriage, Jerry who is 25 years younger than Rupert, became stepmother to his six children from previous marriages, with the eldest being almost the same age as her.
Jerry Hall’s Children
Prior to meeting Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall was in a marital-like relationship with famous Rock ‘n’ Roll musician and Rolling Stone lead singer, Mick Jagger. Jerry started dating Mick in 1977 during the period her modeling career flourished, moving in with him in 1979 after the latter divorced his wife the previous year. The affair which lasted till 1999, produced four children, two girls, and two boys. Outside Jagger, Hall has no other kids. Below are individual details on Jerry Hall’s children.
Her first child is a daughter named Elizabeth “Lizy” Scarlett Jagger. She was born on March 2, 1984. Lizzy follows Jerry’s career footsteps. She works as a model and an actress. Some of the agencies she has worked for include Oui Management, The Lions and Lancôme.
Jerry Hall’s second child is a son named James Leroy Augustin Jagger, born on 28th August 1985. James follows his father’s career path, working as a singer, guitarist, and actor. He married longtime girlfriend, Anoushka Sharma in 2015.
Hall’s third child and second daughter, Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger was born on January 12, 1992. Just like her mother and older sister, Georgia May is also a model, working for Chanel. She is in a relationship with DJ Josh McLellan-Ludlow.
Jerry’s last child is a son named Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger. She gave birth to Gabriel on 9th December 1997. Gabriel appears to be moving towards a modeling career too. He once posed for W magazine.
Facts About Rupert Murdoch’s Wife
1. Jerry Faye Hall has a twin sister named Terry Jaye Hall. Alongside Terry, she is the last of five daughters. One of her elder sisters, Rosy Hall was one of Dallas Cowboys’ pioneer cheerleaders.
2. As a high school student, Hall was an athlete. She trained in gymnastics, archery, and tennis at Eastfield College, located in Mesquite where she was schooling.
3. Jerry Hall is fluent in French. She perfected her proficiency in the language from the age of 16.
4. Hall once performed in front of an audience of 9,124 in London, hitting a record of the World’s largest one-night theatrical appearance.
5. Jerry Hall is a tall woman, standing at almost 5 feet 9 inches tall. She is a blue-eyed blonde who had very charming looks during her younger years. Her beauty (especially her tall height and long blonde hair) earned her numerous jobs in her 1970s modeling career, with daily earnings of over $1,000!
6. In 2016, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Fashion Group International Dallas.