Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall announce their engagement

The news was announced in the Murdoch-owned Times newspaper

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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall in the stands during the Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham, London | Image: Gareth Fuller / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has announced his engagement to actress and former model Jerry Hall.

The announcement was made in the 'Births, Marriages and Deaths' page of the The Times newspaper.

The paper says the impending nuptials come after a four-month romance.

The pair have been dating since late summer after being introduced by one of Mr Murdoch's sisters and his niece in Australia.

They made their relationship public in October, appearing together at the Rugby World Cup final.

Reports say they got engaged over the weekend in Los Angeles.

Mr Murdoch (84) owns News Corp, which recently acquired Dublin-based firm Storyful.

He is also co-executive chairman of 21st Century Fox with his son Lachlan.

He has been married three times previously - with his last marriage to Wendi Deng, who he divorced in 2013 after 14 years of marriage.

Ms Hall (59) was in a relationship with 'The Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger for more than 20 years.