Needless to say, this story is not really about Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdock.
It’s about age differences, and how money and power are balanced against relative youth and relative beauty on a very public stage.
What’s obvious is that Hall stands to inherit a massive sum when he dies, which, from an actuarial perspective, is just around the corner.
So she gives up a few years of her life in exchange for vast riches, while he gets to sleep with a younger woman with whom he shares common interests and lifestyles.
In this sense they both win.
But is this it?
Is it just a business decision?
Does Murdock think he’s being used? Probably not.
Does she love him in the way most people think of love?
I don’t know and neither does anyone else.
What I have found through personal experience that most older women – of which Hall is certainly a member – are far less interested in sex and romance than they are companionship.
There are exceptions, but not many.