, 54, filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court last July 21, citing irreconcilable differences.
People close to the situation speculate that Anna Murdoch
has hardened her negotiating position in the wake of the public disclosure of Murdoch's affair with a young Star TV exec.
, 53, wants half of her estranged husband's massive fortune in what could turn out to be the biggest divorce settlement ever.
The fact Queen Anna Murdoch
has given up on her marriage to King Rupert before the Dodgers are officially eliminated from the wild-card race shows one thing: She's a realist, and she has no interest in Dodger Stadium visitation rights.
cited irreconcilable differences as the reason to end the marriage, and she said in the Superior Court petition that she seeks spousal support and a division of the couple's property.
, a novelist and philanthropist, will remain on the board of Murdoch's News Corp.