Bill Murray and Kelis‘s rumored relationship is basically breaking the Internet (and everyone’s brains). The Ghostbusters star has previously recommended whirlwind romances in terms of finding the perfect partner.
When he crashed a bachelor party in 2014 (because of course he did), Murray gave a speech in which he advised, “If you have someone that you think is The One, don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘Okay, let’s make a date. Let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’ Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”
How has his own advice served him throughout his life? Get to know Bill Murray’s wives and find out about Bill Murray and Kelis’s relationship (if it, you know, even exists).
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Who is Bill Murray married to now?
Bill Murray is currently not married to anyone.
How many marriages has Bill Murray had?
Bill Murray has been married twice.
Who is Bill Murray’s first wife?
Murray’s first marriage was to Margaret Kelly, sometimes called Mickey Kelly. Murray met Kelly on the set of Stripes, and they eloped in Las Vegas in January 1981, then had a second ceremony with their families in Chicago. The couple welcomed two sons before divorcing in 1996.
Murray hasn’t spoken publicly much about his first marriage, but in a 2014 interview with Howard Stern, he did allude to why they divorced: His priorities. “Not to diminish a relationship with a woman … I can’t take on another relationship if I’m not taking care of the things I really need to take care of the most,” he said. “It’s not a selfish thing. It’s sort of an obligation.”
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Who is Bill Murray’s second wife?
Murray married his second wife, costume designer Jennifer Butler, in 1997. They share four sons and were married for more than 10 years before she filed for divorce in May 2008—and the split was an ugly one.
In divorce papers, Butler accused Murray of abandonment, domestic violence (including allegedly saying she was “lucky he didn’t kill” her) and infidelity, as well as of being addicted to alcohol, cannabis and sex. The actor’s lawyer, John McDougall, didn’t comment on the allegations but said at the time, “Bill Murray is deeply saddened by the breakup of his marriage with Jennifer. He and his wife made loving parents, and they are committed to the best interests of their children.”
Butler died in 2021.
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Is Bill Murray with Kelis?
The jury is still out on this one, but we are very intrigued. The Caddyshack star has been spotted at the 43-year-old “Caught Out There” singer’s shows, with The Sun reporting in June 2023 that they’re an item, though neither has confirmed a romance one way or the other. If they are together, he’s a lucky guy: Not only does Kelis pack some serious pipes, but she’s also a chef, farmer and entrepreneur.
Kelis has been married twice, first to rapper Nas, with whom she shares son Knight, 13, then to Mike Mora, with whom she shared son Shepherd, 8, and daughter Galilee, 2. Mora died of stomach cancer in March 2022.
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Is Bill Murray dating Jeannie Berlin?
Murray arrived arm-in-arm to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in February 2023 with Jeannie Berlin, who starred in The Fabelmans and is the daughter of Murray’s late contemporary Elaine May. The pair were at times spotted holding hands, but neither has commented on the nature of their relationship.
Who did Bill Murray have kids with?
Murray had two sons, Homer, 41, and Luke, 38, with his first wife, Margaret Kelly.
Homer owns the 21 Greenpoint restaurant in New York City, where Murray has been spotted visiting.
His son Luke is the assistant coach of the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team.
He and second wife Jennifer Butler shared four sons, Caleb, 30, Jackson, 27, Cooper, 26, and Lincoln, 19. His younger sons mostly eschew the spotlight, though Cooper has appeared in small roles with Murray in The Now and Moonrise Kingdom.
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