Jerry Hall, left, and Rupert Murdoch announced their impending marriage just days after making an appearance together at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Jerry Hall, left, and Rupert Murdoch announced their impending marriage just days after making an appearance together at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Scoop: New engagement alert: Jerry Hall, Rupert Murdoch

When your ex is Mick Jagger, perhaps nothing but a billionaire will do.

Former supermodel Jerry Hall, 59, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, 84, got engaged over the weekend and announced their impending marriage in Britain’s The Times, which Murdoch owns.

Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp., and Hall, who also was romantically linked to Bryan Ferry, “have been dating since late summer,” The Times reported. The couple put a notice in the newspaper’s “Births, Marriages and Deaths” page.

Although Hall and Jagger were together for decades and have four children, the leggy sometimes-actress’ marriage to Murdoch technically will be her first. She wed Jagger in 1990 in Bali, but the marriage was annulled in 1999.

The nuptials will be the fourth for Murdoch, who split from Wendi Deng Murdoch in 2013. He has six children.

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Deng was given a $44 million New York apartment, a $20 million property in Beijing and assets designated in the couple’s pre-nuptial agreement when they parted. Glasgow-born journalist Anna Torv, Murdoch’s second wife, got $1.7 billion when the couple’s 30-plus year marriage fizzled in 1999.

Australian-born Mr Murdoch, whose first wife was Australian Patricia Booker, has been careful to ensure the financial future of his children, with each being given a share in News Corporation’s profits, the Daily Mail reports.

Hall and Murdoch’s first public appearance was in October at the Rugby World Cup final. They also attended the Golden Globe Awards together. No date for the ceremony has been set.

GERVAIS DEFENDS JENNER JAB

Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais has gone on record defending the jab in his monologue aimed at Caitlyn Jenner.

On Tuesday, he tweeted, “Suggesting a joke about Caitlin Jenner is automatically transphobic is like suggesting a joke about Bill Cosby is automatically racist” (and he spelled Jenner’s name wrong).

At Sunday’s awards show, Gervais said he personally had changed, but “not as much as Bruce Jenner.”

Here’s the comment: “What a year she’s had. She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers, but you can’t have everything, can ya?”

The funny (yet polarizing) remark referred to an accident involving a fatality in February in which former Olympian Bruce Jenner rear-ended a car and pushed it into traffic.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actor Liam Hemsworth is 26. … Actor Orlando Bloom is 39. ,,, Writer-producer Shonda Rhimes is 46. … Actor Patrick Dempsey is 50. … Singer Trace Adkins is 54. … Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 55. … Comedian Rip Taylor is 82. … Writer Carolyn See is 82. … Actress Frances Sternhagen is 86.

— Staff, wire reports

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