In 1987, an 18-year-old Deng met 50-year-old American businessman Jake Cherry and his wife Joyce Cherry, who had temporarily relocated to China to build a refrigerator factory. Deng asked the couple to tutor her in English, and Joyce Cherry eventually obliged. In 1988, Deng abandoned her medical studies and moved to the United States to study economics at California State University - Northride, with the Cherry's sponsoring her visa and hosting her in their home. Deng was among the top 1% of students in her class. Ms. Cherry suspected that her husband was having an affair with Deng and demanded she leave the house. Mr. Cherry soon followed. The two were married in 1990. The marriage lasted 2 years and 7 months, however Cherry would later explain that they only stayed together for 4 or 5 months, after which he learned that Deng was having an extramarital relationship with David Wolf, a man closer to her age. Nonetheless, Deng was able, thanks to her marriage to Cherry, to secure a green card. Deng met Rupert Murdoch at a company party in Hong Kong in 1997. They live in Manhattan with their daughters Grace Helen and Chloe. Deng is a vegan.
- from Lu Xun's Diary of a Mad Bitch
"Wha? Wut yu lookin' at? What happened? Is it oveh?"
- Rupert Murdoch
"Damn, Izzy, for that moment I felt like the crown was already on my head." - James Murdoch to a purple Prince Charles, the Madame Butterfly Boudoir, Scores, Ibiza
"I cannot join in the chorus of applause for Ms. Deng's actions, as I find in them nothing that would surprise or impress. If you try to take away a dog's dinner, will it not bite?" - David Cameron
"Goo goo gah gah!" - T. A. Frank
"What are your two favorite words?"
- Harper's Bazaar, Wendi Deng