09/26/2011 03:40 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2011

Rupert Murdoch Reportedly Sells Long Island Estate For $9.1 Million (PHOTOS)

Things have not been going well for Rupert Murdoch lately, but at least the News Corp. CEO and his wife Wendi may have finally sold their historic estate in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

The Real Estalker blog reports rumors that the couple managed to sell Rosehearty, their sprawling 4.6 acre seaside estate, for $9,100,000. They first purchased the property in 2003, and have put the house on and off the market since June 2007. The price has since tumbled from an original asking amount of $14,800,000.

If true, the news must come as a welcome surprise for the beleaguered Murdoch, who is at the heart of the explosive phone hacking scandal that has upended British society and is making its way to the U.S.

His Long Island estate made headlines in 2009 when the Murdochs rented it out to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for a reported $100,000 per month. Daily Intel reported that the historic estate, which is gated, boasts "eleven bedrooms, seven fireplaces, guest house, and tennis court, on its own stretch of beach, with a dock."

NOTE: The original article stated that the Murdochs have finally sold their home. However, the news remains a rumor at this time, and property records have not yet been updated to reflect an official transfer of ownership.

See photos of the house (via Daniel Gale):