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Wendi Deng: The Woman Who's Friends With Tony Blair And Bono And Saved Murdoch From A Foam Pie

13/06/2013 20:13 BST | Updated 13/06/2013 20:17 BST
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Wendi Deng Murdoch attends a screening of 'The Great Gatsby' at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

We remember her whacking a bloke who was trying to shove a foam pie in Rupert's face, but what else do we know about Wendi Deng, his soon-to-be ex-wife?

At 44, she is 38 years younger than the newspaper magnate, and is is third wife.

She was born to strict parents in mainland China and is the daughter of a factory director, the Daily Mail reported.

The Yale graduate has been credited with bringing the newspaper tycoon up to date, introducing him to the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng

Although Rupert is now regularly tweeting to his 444,000 followers, Deng is most definitely not on Twitter, after most of the media were fooled by tweets like this:

According to The Independent, Deng is a role model in her home country because of her inspirational rise to 'wealth and Western supremacy'.

The couple met at a company party in Hong Kong in 1997, The Guardian reported , and married two years later.

She has two children with Murdoch, Grace and Chloe, who are potential heiresses to his empire.

According to a New York Times profile: "She hosts annual dinner parties with powerful women, hosts book parties for friends, and regularly holds get-togethers."

Her social circle includes Tony Blair, Nicole Kidman and Bono, the paper said.