A New Murdoch Due

08/26/1997 AT 12:00 AM EDT

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, 70, and his wife, Wendy Deng, 31, are expecting their first child together. It will be her first and his fifth. (Deng, who married Murdoch in 1999, is his third wife.) "We can confirm that Mrs. Murdoch is pregnant," a spokesman for Murdoch's News Corp. told the Associated Press. "She and Mr. Murdoch are delighted at the news." Deng was a junior News Corp. executive in Hong Kong before becoming Mrs. Murdoch.

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