Well the year seems to be shaping up nicely with regard to scandals.
- Note believed to have been written by Wendi Deng
- It was discovered during the break-up of her marriage to Rupert Murdoch
- Note’s existence revealed last year but its apparent contents have now been made public by Vanity Fair magazine
- Tony Blair has always stated that his relationship with Ms Deng is platonic
- Former PM is godfather to one of Mr Murdoch and Ms Deng’s children
The contents of a secret note said to have been written by Wendi Deng about Tony Blair have been ‘revealed’ for the first time, with the businesswoman detailing her love of the former prime minister’s ‘piercing blue eyes’ and sexy legs.
In the note, according to a report in a US magazine, 45-year-old Ms Deng described the former Labour leader as ‘so charming’, having ‘really good legs’ and loving his ‘power on stage’.
She also described him as having a ‘good body’.
Ms Deng’s 14-year marriage to Rupert Murdoch ended last year, amid reports that she had met with Mr Blair without his knowledge.
The existence of the note was revealed last year by The Mail On Sunday, however, what is said to be its contents was made public today by Vanity Fair magazine.
Noted: The contents of a secret note said to have been written by Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Wendi Deng about Tony Blair have been ‘revealed’ for the first time
Powerful: In the note, according to a US magazine, Ms Deng, 45, described the former Labour Prime Minister as ‘so charming’, and said she loved his ‘power on stage
It was found after the media tycoon learned Mr Blair, who has been married to barrister and part-time judge Cherie since 1980, had spent weekends at his homes. Mr Murdoch later filed for divorce from Ms Deng.
The note, believed to have been written by Ms Deng, read: ‘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…’
According to Vanity Fair, the note could have been used as evidence had Mr Murdoch and Ms Deng’s divorce in November last year come to court.
Couples: Tony and Cherie Blair, pictured following the wedding of their son Euan last year, and Rupert Murdoch with Wendi Deng prior to their divorce
A spokesman denied an affair between Ms Deng and Mr Blair saying the pair were never more than friends.
Friends have also maintained that the relationship between Mr Blair and Ms Deng is entirely innocent.
Mr Murdoch and Ms Deng married in 1999, when she was 30 and he was 68, and Mr Blair is the godfather of Grace Murdoch, now 12, the eldest of the couple’s two daughters.
Some close to Mr Murdoch have claimed he felt ‘betrayed’ at the friendship between his wife and his long-term friend, and that it had ‘hurt’ finding out Mr Blair had been in his homes without telling him.
Staff at Mr Murdoch’s Californian cattle ranch claimed Mr Blair and Miss Deng twice stayed overnight on the same weekends in October 2012 and April last year.
In October Ms Deng had told her husband she was having a weekend with her female friends at the ranch, although just one friend, self-help author Kathy Freston, went – only to leave early, according to the magazine.
Mr Blair then reportedly arrived at the ranch on the Sunday, and when Mr Murdoch spoke to Mr Blair on another matter the following week, he had not mentioned that he had seen Ms Deng.
Mr Murdoch bought the 1,000 acre ranch in the early 1990s with a previous wife Anna, and it is now owned through a trust by daughters Grace and Chloe, 10.
Ms Deng and Mr Blair also stayed overnight at Mr Murdoch’s home in Los Angeles and met in London and New York.
Mr Blair formed a close alliance with Mr Murdoch during his time as Labour leader. Mr Murdoch’s News UK company publishes The Times and The Sun newspapers.
The Sun dramatically switched its support from the Conservatives to Labour with just six weeks to go before the 1997 general election.
Mr Murdoch’s support was seen as crucial to the following three elections, which kept the Labour leader in Downing Street from 1997 to 2007.
Mr Murdoch has reportedly refused to speak to Mr Blair since his divorce.
It is claimed that Mr Murdoch had heard rumours that his wife was having affairs via his staff, who were then asked to start keeping tabs on Ms Deng – providing Mr Murdoch with details of meetings between Ms Deng and Mr Blair.
‘They were all mutual friends; there was no reason Mr Murdoch wouldn’t have welcomed Mr Blair into his home,’ a person who had worked at one of Mr Murdoch’s homes told Vanity Fair.
‘But one day Mr Blair arrived and Mrs Murdoch was sort of being very flirtatious. She was charming him. He asked the staff, “When is Mr Murdoch going to arrive?” And when he was told, “Tomorrow night,” Mr. Blair rolled his eyes and gave a panicked look.’
Representatives for Mr Blair, Ms Deng and Mr Murdoch have all been approached for comment.