While studying at a medical college, she met an American couple, Jake and Joyce Cherry, who had been temporarily relocated to the country to work on a factory.
She learned English from the couple and they ultimately sponsored her to travel to the United States when she was 19 to take classes at California State University.
But Mrs Cherry soon learned Deng was having an affair with Jake Cherry, who was three decades her senior, the Wall Street Journal reported.
She ordered the girl out of her home and Jake Cherry followed closely behind. While his company has claimed that Murdoch and Deng met after his separation from his second wife, Anna, sources told the New York Times last year that they met months before in a question session at Star TV.
Miss Deng was credited with rejuvenating the 82-year-old News Corporation founder, chairman and CEO, transforming his wardrobe and introducing him to a new group of younger friends in the new media world, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
At News Corp, Wendi was involved in the conglomerate's Chinese interests and Internet and film ventures, and she produced the 2011 feature Snow Flower and the Secret Fan for Fox Searchlight pictures.Friends noted that she has remained the same brash, confident person throughout, however.The couple’s relationship has not been entirely smooth.Australian star Anna Torv is reportedly set to play the Bond girl in the next edition of “James Bond” franchise.The Internet is buzzing with rumors that the actress best known for her role on the television series Fringe could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig. (read more)The Oldest Bond girl ever If she does sign on board Torv, who is set to turn 40 next year, would technically become the oldest Bond girl in the franchise's history.This was largely eclipsed when the phone-hacking scandal emerged.The same article, from June 2012, said the Murdochs had grown to live largely separate lives, with Deng taking the girls to piano lessons and attending red-carpet galas, and Murdoch dealing with the phone-hacking scandal that was unfolding in Britain at the time.These reports are a far cry from the show of unity just one year earlier when Deng leaped to the defense of her husband during a grueling question and answering session in British Parliament, punching a protestor who tried to throw a cream pie in his face.However, Miss Deng may be able to demand a larger settlement because she has been actively involved in the Murdoch business in China, where she is chief of strategy for its social networking site My Space.Beverly Hills Home: One of the many properties Murdoch owns which he could lose in the divorce.Though the couple have a prenup, it depends how water tight it is and Deng is expected to fight for some of his estate As well as New York being their main residence, the pair may have filed their petition in the city because it's 'a place where prenups are generally given a significant amount of presumptive validity by the courts', Bernard Clair, an established Manhattan divorce lawyer not involved in the Murdoch case, told NBC.