Wendy Deng, Vladimir Putin
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Rupert Murdoch recently tied the knot with former supermodel Jerry Hall in a star-studded affair, but it looks like he may not be the only one moving on. According to Us Weekly, the media mogul's ex-wife Wendi Deng is seeing Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

The article claims the pair have been close for years and the rumours have been "circulating around corridors of power — from Washington, DC, to Europe and Asia". It quotes one unnamed source allegedly close to the Russian leader calling the alleged romance "serious."

In April 2014, Putin, 63, announced his divorce from Lyudmila Putina, who he had been married to for 30 years and whom he shares daughters Maria, 30, and Yekaterina, 29. Murdoch, 85, ended his 14-year marriage with Deng, 47, back in June 2013.

Although there is no evidence of a romantic relationship, the rumours haven't gone down well with fans. "There really is someone for everyone," one internet user said while another added: "Only marrying the Pope could complete this series."

IBTimes UK has reached out to Deng's representatives for comment and is awaiting reply.

Earlier in March, Murdoch walked down the aisle for the fourth time with Hall, who famously dated Mick Jagger. "Feel like the luckiest and happiest man in the world," Murdoch tweeted after their union.