Not even a month after Wendi Deng, the former Mrs. Rupert Murdoch, seemed to have discovered true love again in the form of 30-year-old classical violinist and professional hottie Charlie Siem, it is now rumored that she has already moved on to a new boy toy — Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The “exclusive” report comes from the always reliable Us Weekly, who say that one insider close to Putin described the relationship as (way) “serious.” The two have also apparently been linked from time to time ever since their divorces — in 2014 and 2013.
The only actual evidence of said relationship seems to be the fact that Deng, 47, was spotted boarding a yacht in St. Bart’s on Monday owned by her friend Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who also happens to be friends with the Russian leader.
However, Deng does have a known affinity for powerful leaders with “good butts.” Her marriage to Murdoch broke up partly because he believed that she was cheating on him with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair after Murdoch’s son discovered some incriminating and hilarious diary entries. Excerpts from the diary were later published in Vanity Fair:
Whatever why I’m so so missing Tony. Because he is so so charming and his clothes are so good. He has such good body and he has really really good legs Butt . . . And he is slim tall and good skin. Pierce blue eyes which I love. Love his eyes. Also I love his power on the stage . . . and what else and what else and what else . . .
For his part, Putin, 63, quietly divorced his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila Putina, in 2014. Since then he has been linked to 32-year-old Russian gymnast Alina Kabaeva, with reports even that he flew to Switzerland to be by her side when she gave birth to their child; reports that the Kremlin vehemently denies.
But, if Putin and Deng are really an item, they are going to need a celeb supercouple nickname. What do you think, Wendimir Dentin or Vlendi Pung?
… please don’t let this be April Fool’s.