Bill Murray And Kelis Call It Quits After Two Months Of Dating: ‘Things Just Ran Their Course’


Hollywood veteran actor Bill Murray, 72, and singer-songwriter Kelis, 44, have broken up after a whirlwind two-month romance.

The couple, who garnered attention for their unexpected pairing, has decided to go their separate ways, as reports cited that their brief journey together had naturally reached its conclusion.

Kelis, who lost her husband Mike Mora to cancer in 2022, reportedly pulled the plug on their romance as their conflicting schedule also had its toll on the relationship.


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Bill Murray And Kelis End Their Relationship

Singer Kelis Finds Love With Bill Murray, 72, One Year After The Passing Of Her Husband, Mike Mora

When news first broke of Murray and Kelis being an item, the entertainment world was taken aback by the unlikely pairing.

Murray, known for his iconic roles in films such as "Groundhog Day" and "Ghostbusters," and Kelis, the voice behind hit songs like "Milkshake" and "Trick Me," seemed to come from vastly different corners of the celebrity universe. Yet, their blossoming relationship proved that love knows no boundaries, captivating the public's imagination and leaving many intrigued by their dynamic.

However, the pair have now amicably called it quits on their relationship, as a source told The Sun that things between them "ran their course."

"Kelis and Bill were — and still are — very fond of each other but things just ran their course," the source told the news outlet. "They both have busy schedules and after a whirlwind romance, decided to go their separate ways."

Bill Murray And Kelis Hope To Remain Friends

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While the news of their split may have caught many off guard, the insider divulged that Murray and Kelis are looking ahead with hope for a continued friendship as they navigate their individual paths, per The Sun.

The "Charlie's Angel" star and the "Trick Me" singer, whose relationship deepened after a "chance meeting," are reportedly committed to maintaining their bond despite the change in their relationship status. According to the insider, "They hope to remain friends but also plan to get on with their lives."

Before pulling the curtains on their romance, Murray and Kelis were seen together in public as he secretly joined her on her summer festivals tour. The actor was pictured backstage watching Kelis' set at the Mighty Hoopla festival in Brockwell Park, South London, per The Sun.

 "Whatever brought them together, they are both single and having fun despite the fairly big age gap," an anonymous source said at the time.

Kelis Lost Her Husband, Mike Mora, To Cancer

Singer Kelis Finds Love With Bill Murray, 72, One Year After The Passing Of Her Husband, Mike Mora

Kelis's relationship with Murray began over a year after she grappled with the devastating loss of her husband, Mike Mora, who tragically passed away at the age of 37 to stomach cancer in 2022. The news sent saddened fans who have followed Kelis's journey from her musical successes to her culinary ventures and personal life.

Mora, a talented photographer, battled Stage 4 stomach cancer for six months before succumbing to the disease. He was known for his creative vision and captivating images. His unique style and ability to capture raw emotions had earned him admiration and respect from colleagues and clients alike. He and Kelis got married in 2014 and have two children together: a son, Shepherd, 7, and a daughter, Galilee, 2. She is also mom to son Knight, 13, with ex-husband Nas.

According to the US Sun, Kelis and Murray reportedly bonded over past bereavement as he too had experienced profound loss, having faced the passing of his ex-wife, Jennifer Butler, in 2021, whom he split from in 2008 after more than a decade together.

Kelis Reflects on Early Career Naïveté

Singer Kelis Finds Love With Bill Murray, 72, One Year After The Passing Of Her Husband, Mike Mora

In other news, the "Kaleidoscope" crooner took a moment to reflect on her early years in the music industry during a recent interview with Yahoo! Kelis opened up about the unexpected challenges she faced in the entertainment business, noting she didn't know her weight or hair color will draw scrutiny from music executives.

She rose to prominence in the late '90s and early 2000s with a unique blend of R&B, hip-hop, and electronic music. Her bold fashion choices and distinctive voice set her apart, earning her a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim. However, she encountered obstacles behind the scenes that left her stunned and disappointed.

"I had no idea that there'd be board meetings about my weight or my hair or how Black or not Black I was. It was just sort of foreign," she said.

Kelis went on to note that her resilience allowed her to not only navigate these challenges but also to evolve as an artist.

"I was young and rife with ideas and bursting with energy and creativity and like, you couldn't stop me if you tried," the singer added.