The bizarre, possibly-contentious relationship between power brokers Rupert Murdoch and Tony Blair took another turn over the weekend with a report that the former British prime minister was about to reveal overnight stays he’d had at the California home of the Aussie media giant — until Murdoch and ex-wife Wendi Deng‘s two young children appeared in the room, thwarting the salacious revelation.
As we previously reported, Blair was reported to be fawned upon, in writing, by Deng, who said Blair “has such good body and he has really really good legs … butt … and he is slim tall and good skin. [Piercing] 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.”
The U.K.’s Guardian newspaper reported that Blair was set to open up to the magnate about the two separate rendezvous (in April 2013 and October 2012) he and Deng had at Murdoch’s California cattle ranch without his knowledge, as he’d believed she’d been spending that time with girlfriends.
But when Murdoch and Deng’s daughters — Grace, 12, and Chloe, 10 — emerged, the line of chatter promptly ended.
The paper reported that Blair “should have left, say friends,” with Murdoch, “but didn’t and we’re no longer there to tell him not to be an idiot.
“He should have told Murdoch when next they met, but didn’t. In the loyalist version, the Murdoch girls burst in just as he was about to.”
According to the paper, Murdoch, his inner circle and his four adult children all have serious suspicions about what might have gone on between Blair and Deng during the alleged get-togethers.
The paper said that “though friends insist Blair and his wife Cherie are a contented couple or that she would not tolerate affairs, rumors have inevitably become attached” to the politician, who one female colleague described as “rather flirty.”
The report also implicated Murdoch as pressuring Blair to become the godfather of Grace four years ago.
On insider, responding to the report, told Mail Online.com that the tale “doesn’t ring true,” as “Rupert had virtually nothing to do with” Grace’s christening, but rather Deng.
The person went on to say that the Guardian “made a lot of false statements about Rupert without bothering to check.”
A separate source told the website that Blair might have made the push to be named godfather, saying that the politician “was raising money from Rupert for his causes at that time.”