Wendi Deng, 48, is on vacation with her 21-year-old Hungarian model boyfriend

Wendi Deng fascinates me. She’s gone from the young “Tiger wife” of Rupert Murdoch to the alleged mistress of Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin, to her current situation… which is sort of a socialite/hostess/professional friend to the rich and famous. She’s tight with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, because she played matchmaker for them. She’s tight with most media figures in New York. She’s friendly with a lot of the fashion people too. But it’s not all dinner-hostessing, power-dating and oligarch-lover-juggling. Apparently, Wendi has a new boyfriend… and he’s 21 years old. Wendi is 48 years old. Oh, Wendi.

New year, new man! Wendi Deng, the ex-wife of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, rang in 2017 with 21-year-old Hungarian model Bertold Zahoran, who made their relationship Instagram official on Sunday with a photo in which the duo are smiling and holding hands.

Zahoran captioned the snap with wishes for a happy new year in several different languages.

The 48-year-old businesswoman and her new beau spent the holiday weekend in St. Barts with her daughters — Grace, 15, and Chloe, 13 — from her relationship with Murdoch. The couple spent time strolling on the beach hand in hand. Although Deng did not share a photo with Zahoran, she posted photos with each of her children during the getaway. The Murdoch daughters posted a picture jumping into the crystal-blue water with supermodel Karlie Kloss during the trip.

[From People]

My guess is that Wendi has reached that stage of every society woman’s life where she no longer gives a crap about leveraging herself to get high-powered lovers. Like, Wendi doesn’t want to bang “men of the world” anymore. Now she wants to take it easy and just have a young, pleasant boy-toy, just something pretty to look at. And this kid Bertold Zahoran IS pretty. He’s got a nice body too. Perfect boy-toy material, I’d say. More power to her. Granted, the age difference is not great, but no one says this is forever.


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  1. Bex says:

    I would buy her memoirs in a heartbeat. That’s some life she’s had.

  2. Clare says:

    ‘She’s tight with most media figures in New York.’ I wonder about this – surely the New York media types went to Rupert in the divorce? If for no other reason then because he runs shit?

  3. pumbi says:

    I just do not understand, when I’m at home in Hungary never see boys like him.

  4. Dolphin7 says:

    What an interesting life!!! Didn’t she hit someone in the face over Murdoch once? The stories she could tell!!! I would buy her memoirs too. Well go Wendi with your toy boy. She looks fantastic too.

  5. Nancy says:

    Age is just a number he whispered in her ear as she handed him her credit card. Hooking up Ivanka and her husband speaks volumes. This relationship will last as long as trump’s yellow hair between colorings. I don’t care about the age difference, I don’t like her or her friends. The End.

  6. Alleycat says:

    Bleh, 21 is just too young. I’m 28 and I wouldn’t want to date a 21 year old. I have no problem with her dating young, but I would want a guy without a college mentality.

    • Birdix says:

      Especially when you’re traveling with your 15 year old daughter.

    • Ramona says:

      I think the word “dating” is over used around here. That word implies an actual interest in each other beyond their genitals or at the very least dinner and flowers. But she is probably banging him not “dating” him. All that matters in that context is how well he throws it not his mentality.

      • Alleycat says:

        Well she’s bringing him on vacations with her teenager daughters. I don’t care if she’s dating/hooking up/friends, I still wouldn’t want to do anything above with a 21 year old. It’s not like guys at 21 are known for their sexual prowess.

      • Ramona says:

        Holy pearl clutching! She isnt riding him infront of her kids, sheesh. And teenage kids should know by now that mums can have recreational sex if they want. Also 21 year olds ARE known for stamina and staying power. Male sexuality peaks in the mid 20s. Technique comes from either experience or a good teacher, and I’m betting Wendi is giving nightly tutorials 😉

    • CMiddy says:

      I got together with a 22 year old when I was 33 – we have been together 9 years and are now married (very happily). That said, I think he is kind of the exception that proves the rule (an “old soul” type). It is interesting though – I have numerous male friends who are with women with similar age gap (or more) and my relationship (at least at the outset) was subject to a lot more scrutiny – by way of example, a lot of questions along the lines of “who pays?” (I earn a lot more money, partly because I am 11 years older and partly because I am in a higher paying profession – lawyer v teacher – there was a lot of “head-tilting” concern that I was being taken for a ride that never seemed to come up with my guy friends). The experience has really underlined (for me) entrenched bias as to what a relationship “should” look like, which reflects traditional assumptions around gender roles.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      Wake me in two years when you get tired of dating men your age. All the ones that are left over are the ones that are left over for a reason. That being said I can’t date 21 anymore, the ones I had were duds. Sometimes you want pretty and nice to look at but their crap gets boring 🙄

  7. huh says:

    Why bring that around your kids?

  8. tracking says:

    Probably first time she’s enjoyed sex…in a while.

  9. QQ says:

    Oh Wendi ( and really I Loathe to But at the same time I HONK for Wendi Deng Stories) … She has arrive at the Ivanna Trump portion of her love life… I Mean I can’t even front like I Hate it, Having money and time to just look hot world travel and on top of that get the prettiest piece to Carry on with?! Lord the stamina of Young Genes… Ooff! *fans self* (I hope at least she is picking them talented at the bedding arts cause i’m fairly sure pretty is only going to last Wendi a couple weeks)

  10. Indiana Joanna says:

    Does anyone know details of why and what led to the Wendy/Rupert divorce?

    Seems Wendy likes to get under Rupe’s skin.

  11. Ayra. says:

    She’s such an interesting woman…imagine the stories she could tell.

  12. Talie says:

    I never believed the Putin story…Blair, sure, but not Putin. I’m sure he goes for youth as well.

  13. Nicole says:

    If a hot 21 year old was willing to date me, I would totally do it. lol Then again, I am 35 and my boyfriend is 25. :)

  14. bluhare says:

    I’m surprised everyone’s all for this. If he was 48 and she 21 I don’t think it would get the same response.

    For what it’s worth, I don’t have an issue with it.

    • Nicole says:

      You know, I always wondered why people got pissed at older men dating younger women too. Who cares? Unless its pedophilia, then let people date who they want to date.

    • detritus says:

      I think if this seemed like a long term relationship were she was moulding the young dude to be her caretaker and f*ckpiece, I’d be a bit more upset. Also, if I didn’t view her like a cartoon villian. Also, if this wasn’t counter the regular narrative of older ladies never boning and being dried up old hags who no one wants. Also, if I wasn’t a hypocritical.

    • LAK says:

      I fully own up to my hypocrisy on this couple vis a vis their age difference, but i justify it by the distraction of her cartoon life. This is one more notch in a laundry list of events in her life that are comment worthy.

  15. JaneDoesWork says:

    Good for her! You go, Wendi!

  16. Thaisajs says:

    She worked hard for that money. She spent years with Rupert Murdoch. Good on her for taking it easy and finding herself a boy toy.

    • Minnie says:

      Murdoch was old enough to be her grandfather. That’s right, not just her father, her GRANDFATHER. As was Clint Eastwood to Dina.

      You can rationalize up to about 31 years difference. Bo Derek and her husband had the biggest age gap of any couple who seemed to be the real deal. Anything more is out of the question.

  17. HK9 says:

    While I would normally tell a woman in her situation to go for it, I have a feeling she’ll suck his soul dry like a fashionable dementor somewhere over the Riviera. That woman is the definition of amoral-he needs to make a run for it.

  18. JA says:

    Eh cliche as all hell. I wouldn’t want to know that woman as a rattle snake is more trusting than this one. Read the article detailing how she destroyed the marriage of the people who brought her into America. Ended up sleeping with and dating her “father” figure….yes the man destroyed his marriage as well but can’t deny it went according to her plan. She earned every penny on her back and can’t really respect that but again she’s cliche as hell.

  19. IndifferentCat says:

    Best response from my typically straightforward Hungarian partner – ‘Good for her, embarrassing for him’.

  20. Lama Bean says:

    So Wendi, boy-toy, and her kids on vacation, then randomly Karli Kloss? Hm. Karli has been dating Jared Kushner’s bro forever, so likely he was there. Makes me suspect Ivanka and Jared as well, since that’s the connection. Interesting.

  21. perplexed says:

    I figured she’d go younger after being married to Rupert.

  22. Eva says:

    She says in the article that she’s never even met Putin.

  23. Egla says:

    Mark my words she will have her fun and then she will marry another rich, age appropiate, powerfull and possibily a billionaire man. She is just regrouping. We tend to forget that she is a highly intelligent woman. She actually earned degrees which I’m to lazy to google now. She probably hates to stay on the side as a socialite. For a month vacation I would pay a 21 year old to have fun

  24. HeyThere! says:

    She’s getting some good sex I bet! LOL

  25. Bee says:

    He loves her……………….bank account.

  26. Naddie says:

    I don’t know who’s this woman (neither see why the fascination over ladies here) but the idea of calling a person “toy” is somewhat gross for me, just like hooking up with someone just for money.
    But the first thing I noticed in the picture is that she looks better than him.

  27. Dahlia1947 says:

    You can add professional gold digger to her list of job titles. Also, that dress makes her look frumpy, which in turn, accentuates the mom vibe.