News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi,the company confirmed on Thursday,just days before News Corp. itself splits into two.
The reasons for the filing were not immediately clear,though a spokesman for Murdoch said the marriage had been irretrievably broken for more than six months. Murdoch,82,married the former Wendi Deng,44,in 1999.
Analysts said the end of the Murdochs marriage was unlikely to have an effect on the corporate split.
A source said Murdoch and Deng had a prenuptial agreement.