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Sarah Murdoch

Being Sarah Murdoch

She's a model, a spokeswoman for breast cancer research and prevention, a TV host, a devoted mum — and the wife of high-profile businessman Lachlan Murdoch. Michael Sheather meets Sarah Murdoch and finds a sunny Sydneysider in love with life.

From the outside, Sarah Murdoch's life is about as fabulous a life as anyone could imagine. She lives in a beachside mansion, flies in private jets, was courted by her husband in six cities around the world, has dined with the likes of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and is the daughter-in-law of one of the most powerful men in the world. Yet for Sarah, 34-year-old wife of Lachlan Murdoch, son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, the trappings of wealth and success are largely immaterial. She's led a glittering life, gracing catwalks and magazine covers as one of our most celebrated models. She recently smiled from our TV screens each morning on the Nine Network'sTodayshow, yet Sarah, mother to Kalan, two, and Aidan, 11 months, finds her satisfaction and contentment in the same place most of us do: family.

"When we're together, the four of us as a family, that's when I'm happiest," says Sarah. "I love being with them. That's the strength of it, really. That's when I feel fulfilled. As I'm lying on the couch at home and I have my two babies, one in each arm, and Lachlan sitting next to me, I know life doesn't get any better. Family is the essence of who we really are. That's what's really important to me."

Read the whole story, only in the April 2007 issue of The Australian Women's Weekly.

Watch a video clip of Sarah reporting for the Todayshow from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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