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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife since 1999, citing a breakdown in the relationship. The matter doesn’t alter the succession plan for the media company, which the 82-year-old founder controls through a family trust. Murdoch filed a one-page document Thursday indicating that he was opening a divorce case in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan. The couple are parents to two daughters, Grace and Chloe, ages 11 and 9. He has four other children from two previous marriages, including three who have active roles within the company: James, Lachlan and Elisabeth. The divorce filing comes just a week before the company begins the process to split in two.
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