Rupert Murdoch Is Divorcing His Wife

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
June 13 2013 1:06 PM

Rupert Murdoch Is Divorcing the Woman Who Saved Him From a Very Public Pie Attack

As first reported by Deadline, News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch. The couple first met at a company party in 1997 and wed two years later. I'm sure they have their own favorite memories of their 14-year marriage, but there's no competition for the No. 1 spot in the eyes of the Internet: the time she smacked down a protester who hurled a foam pie at her husband during a 2011 parliamentary hearing on News Corp's phone hacking scandal.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.