Rupert Murdoch Divorce: Tony Blair's Spokesperson Denies Rumors of Affair With Wendi Murdoch

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UPDATED: A rep in the former British Prime Minister's office dismissed suspicions swirling around his friendship with the News Corp. mogul's wife.

LONDON – A spokesperson for Tony Blair flatly denied media rumors that Wendi Murdoch is romantically involved with the former British prime minister.

When contacted by The Hollywood Reporter, the rep said: "If you are asking if they are having an affair, the answer is no." UPDATE: It has since been made clear to THR by Blair's rep that there has never been an affair. 

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The questions swirling around Wendi Murdoch's reportedly close friendships with various powerful men -- including Blair, MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt -- began trending on the Internet overnight after news broke Thursday that Rupert Murdoch, 82, had begun divorce proceedings in New York.

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The spokesperson said Blair would not be making a public comment on the divorce proceedings himself. 

Blair is godfather to Rupert and Wendi Murdoch's two children, Grace, 11, and Chloe, 9.