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Who Is Wendi Murdoch?

10 Things to Know About Wendi "Smackdown" Murdoch

In parliament yesterday, Rupert Murdoch's wife, Wendi, saved her husband from a pie in the face and gave the pie attacker a piece of her mind by slapping him on the head. Now we're all wondering, who is this bombshell behind the billionaire, and how is she so awesome? Well, here are 10 things to know about the smart, pie-in-the-face avenger that is Wendi Murdoch.

  1. Wendi Deng Murdoch was born Deng Wen Ge in China but changed her name to Wendi Deng when she was a teenager.
  2. She came to the US on a student visa in 1988.
  3. Wendi enrolled in Guangzhou Medical College when she was only 16 years old.
  4. She played volleyball when she was young.
  5. She went to Yale Business School.
  6. Her work résumé includes Fox TV and Myspace China.
  7. Wendi's relationship with her first husband, Jake Cherry, began while she was a student living with his family.
  8. She was married to Jake, 30 years her senior, for two and a half years.
  9. Wendi met Rupert Murdoch in 1997 when she was 29 years old and he was 66.
  10. Wendi and Rupert have been married for 12 years and have two children together, Grace and Chloe.
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looseseal looseseal 6 years
Yeah, she doesn't strike me as "awesome" at all. What was awesome? The way Jon Stewart made fun of her glare of disapproval. And the way Colbert pointed out how the near-pieing was good for Murdoch's PR, therefore Murdoch needs to get hit with more pies. Perferably piping hot pies filled with meat made of innards.
katialoves katialoves 6 years
yeah i agree that the first marriage is awful! she's a great gold digger considering she is pretty average looking. her kids have huge inheritances coming...
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Wow, I did not know that about her. How horrible.
EvieJ EvieJ 6 years
@Burkina: I agree 100%. It upsets me that this woman is being hailed as a heroine when she smacked somebody and, as you say, it wasn't in self-defense. I am NOT a fan of this woman at all: her first marriage, to Jake Cherry, came when she broke up his marriage, after he and his former wife sponsored her to live in the US. That is NOT a strong woman. That is a husband-stealing, slutty b*tch.
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Why does she get away with smacking somebody because her husband was hit with a pie? It sure wasn't self-defence. She has become some sort of hero. God this country is violent.
stephley stephley 6 years
Hope the jerk with the pie was paid by Murdoch – he certainly took the spotlight off the b.s. Murdoch and his son were spouting
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