Vladimir Putin: Craziest Life Facts to Know
Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Wendi Deng was rumored to be dating Putin
The surreal news comes from US Weekly magazine, who specify that the story is “serious” one day before April Fools.
News Corp owner Mr Murdoch tied the knot in 1999 to Wendi Deng, 38 years his junior. The pair divorced in 2013.
President Putin, for his part, is a confirmed bachelor (but not like that), having split from his ex-wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva in 2014.
Ms Deng and the Russian President are rumored to have been introduced by Russian billionaire and Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich, an ally of the President.
It’s not the first time Ms Deng has been linked to a world leader though – former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has repeatedly denied any “impropriety” relating to Deng, after tabloid gossip that her divorce from Mr Murdoch came after she developed ‘warm feelings’ for the politician.
Neither Ms Deng nor President Putin have commented on the these rumors.