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Rupert Murdoch marries again at 92: “I was afraid to fall in love because this time I knew it would be my last”

Rupert Murdoch marries again at 92:

The tycoon will be getting married to 66-year-old Ann Leslie Smith. In January they were paparazzied together in Barbados: "We look forward to spending the second half of our lives together."

Although a recent study has shown that money does indeed make for happiness, there is still a group of incurable romantics who believe that love is ageless and synonymous with peace of mind. Of course, if this small circle of perpetual lovers includes a man with a $22 billion fortune, then the reasons of the heart and those of the mind (and wallet) go hand in hand. The protagonist of this timeless lovestory is publishing magnate Rupert Murdoch, who at 92 has just become engaged to be married in the summer to 66-year-old Ann Lesley Smith. For him it is the fifth marriage, for her the third (she has been a widow for 14 years).

After a vacation together (paparazzied) in Barbados last January, Murdoch asked for the hand of the lady (former dental hygienist, former model, former journalist, former singer and wealthy landowner). To honor his one-quarter Irish origins, he did so on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, with a personally chosen diamond of Asscher cut (similar to the emerald cut but with a more square shape).

The New York Post first broke the news, which then went around the world in a matter of minutes. The billionaire and father of six was divorced a few months ago from his fourth wife Jerry Hall, but he recounts this new love as if it were the first of his life, with the typical heartbeats of adolescence.

"I was very nervous. I was afraid of falling in love but I knew this time would be the last. It better be. I'm happy."

Even the most cynical begin to feel a few cracks in the armor of skepticism when they hear the account of how Rupert Murdoch met Ann Lesley Smith and got to talk to her, even though he had invited over two hundred people to his Moraga vineyard in Bel Air, California. And yes, he admits that he is old-fashioned, that he does not understand what he considers a fad, namely cohabitation, and that he is ready once again to commit himself with official promises and all.

It took him two weeks to work up the courage to call her back but he did and not just because time is money but because deep down when you feel you've found something precious you want to hold on to it. He added to the magazine,

"We are looking forward to the second half of our lives together."

In the meantime, the lovebirds will divide their time between England, California, Montana and New York, much to the chagrin of those who are already doing the math on them. The truth is that, net of the bank account and the motivations behind a particular choice, those who feel they have grasped a sliver of joy should always take advantage of it (and not just because they feel their best days in life are behind them). As does dear Rupert Murdoch, who does not let go for a moment.

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