MUMBAI: What’s with these ageing media Mughals? They seem to be bubbling with energy and immense joie de vivre, and seem to be going on and on, with nary a sign of hanging up their boots. An inspiration for younger executives in media – they surely must be.
Rupert Murdoch announced earlier this week that he was divorcing his wife Wendi Deng at his ripe age of 82. Now Viacom’s Sumner Redstone, not to be left behind, isbecoming a daddy. And the nonagenarian is getting ready to baby-sit and change diapers. His 42 year old girlfriend Sydney Holland has apparently adopted a girl. The girl’s name is Alexander Red (yes the stone has been dropped in the second name).
Sydney is 17 years younger than Redstone’s daughter Shari and 20 years younger that his son Brent, who were born through his first wife Phyliss Gloria to whom he was wedded for 50 years. Redstone had then married Paula Fortunato for seven years before getting into a relationship with Sydney.
Sydney who was earlier with the fashion industry currently runs Rich Hippie Productions, a boutique TV and media company.
Sources at Viacom told the New York Daily News that Redstone has no involvement with Alexander. But insiders say that needn’t be true.