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Tony Blair Denies Rumor of Affair With Rupert Murdoch's Wife Wendi Deng

June 15, 2013 05:50:42 GMT

Blair's representative denies rumor suggesting that the former British Prime Minister has romantic relationship with Deng, saying, 'If you are asking if they are having an affair, the answer is no.'


Tony Blair Denies Rumor of Affair With Rupert Murdoch's Wife Wendi Deng
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Tony Blair, via a representative, slams rumor suggesting that he is involved in Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng's divorce. "If you are asking if they are having an affair, the answer is no," says the former British Prime Minister's representative to The Hollywood Reporter.

The representative explains further that there has never been an affair between Blair and Murdoch's third wife. Blair, who happens to be the godfather of the couple's children, will not make a public statement in regards to the matter.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce on Thursday morning, June 13, at the New York State Supreme Court, saying that his marriage with Wendi Deng had "irretrievably broken down." The couple has two daughters from 14 years of marriage, Grace and Chloe.

After the news of the split broke out, journalists began tweeting to discuss the topic. BBC economics editor Robert Peston wrote on Twitter on Thursday that he was told that "undisclosed reasons for Murdoch divorcing Deng are jaw-dropping - & hate myself for wanting to know what they are."

Author of Murdoch biography "The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch", Michael Wolff, later tweeted, "Rumor about the big B is everywhere except in print." In regards to Peston's tweet, he said, "We can only speculate about what he might mean."

Murdoch met Deng for the first time at a News Corp party in Hong Kong in 1997, when she worked at Murdoch-owned Star Television. The two got married on his yacht in New York Harbor in June 1999 after his divorce from Anna Maria Tory was finalized.

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posted by Lying Blair on Jun 16, 2013
Tony Blair lied to the world about WMD in Iraq. Now he is acting like a little boy denying misdeeds even before he has been accused. Why would anyone believe him now?
posted by Nick Trollope on Jun 16, 2013
They are not `having an affair`. Of course not, it was over some time ago. Typical politician answering the wrong question.
posted by t on Jun 15, 2013
Rupert diinherited the daughters when he found out that Tony Blair was the father of the younger one. dead spit. He only patched it up when he thoght it more embarassing. Since then Wendi has had Rupert in a head lock. If he did not re inherit the girls she would go public with the news that it wasnt his kid.

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