Jerry Hall asks judges to cancel divorce petition against Rupert Murdoch – reports

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<span>Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters</span>
Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Jerry Hall has reportedly asked judges to cancel the divorce petition she filed five weeks ago against Rupert Murdoch.

The notice was filed at the Los Angeles superior court by the former model’s California lawyer, Ronald Brot.

The document states the divorce should be dismissed without prejudice, meaning that it can be revived, according to the Daily Mail.

It is unclear why Hall, 66, filed the dismissal or whether the couple had agreed to settle out of court.

Murdoch, 91, is understood to have had 30 days to respond to the petition, a date which had passed by the time Hall filed her request for dismissal.

In June, it emerged that the couple were to separate after six years of marriage.

Last month, it was reported that Murdoch was served the divorce papers at RAF Brize Norton after he attended his granddaughter’s wedding nearby.

The couple had a civil ceremony before a celebration at St Bride’s church on Fleet Street, the historical centre of the British newspaper industry.

In 2019, they spent £11.25m on a house near Henley-on-Thames. Last year, they celebrated Murdoch’s 90th birthday together in New York, at the Tavern on the Green.

The Australian-born Murdoch was married three times previously. Hall married Mick Jagger in 1990 but the union was annulled nine years later.