Tony Blair’s “good body” and “piercing blue eyes” were too much for Wendi Deng, according to Vanity Fair.
The magazine has revealed the contents of a love note the publication claims was penned by Deng about the former British prime minister.
She never sent the letter to Blair — it was apparently written to herself.
Included in the note are comments about the subject’s “good body”, “blue eyes” and his “power on the stage”.
The note, allegedly by Deng — Rupert Murdoch’s former wife — features in a preview of an article published in Vanity Fair’s March edition.
The article purports to reveal “the truth about the close relationship” between Deng and Blair.
Deng allegedly developed a obsession with Blair and wrote a note in which she noted his “good body and really, really good legs [and] Butt”.
Vanity Fair says the note was written by Ms Deng about a man referred to only as “Tony”.
In the note, Chinese-born Deng wrote in broken English: “Oh, s***, oh, s***. Whatever why I’m so, so missing Tony. Because he is so, so charming and his clothes are so good.
“He has such good body and he has really, really good legs Butt… And he is slim tall and good skin. Pierce blue eyes which I love. Also I love his power on the stage… and what else and what else and what else…”
Deng declined to be interviewed for the article and the preview contains a joint statement from Wendi and Rupert Murdoch that neither would “engage in public allegations or respond to negative claims.”
Blair reportedly also declined Vanity Fair’s invitation to be interviewed for the article and the preview notes a categorical denial of any impropriety from Blair’s office, published in The Hollywood Reporter.
Blair has denied all allegations of an affair with Deng. Friends of Deng say the pair were never more than friends.
Rumours about Deng and Blair first emerged last year, shortly after the announcement that Murdoch, the Australian billionaire, would be divorcing his Chinese-born wife.
Speculation was so rife that Blair’s team was forced to release an outright denial of an affair.
The Vanity Fair report implies nothing ever came to fruition between Deng and Blair.
It recounts a time Blair visited the Murdoch family in 2012: “They were all mutual friends; there was no reason Mr Murdoch wouldn’t have welcomed Mr Blair into his home. But one day Mr Blair arrived and Mrs Murdoch was sort of being very flirtatious. She was charming him. He asked the staff, ‘When is Mr Murdoch going to arrive?’ And when he was told, ‘Tomorrow night,’ Mr Blair rolled his eyes and gave a panicked look.”
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