Ah, as summer comes to a close, so do its flings. Or at least that’s the lesson Bill Murray is learning, according to a new report from The Sun, which claims that the 72-year-old actor has been “dumped” by his 44-year-old summer lover, Kelis.
News that Murray and Kelis were dating first broke earlier this summer, when The Sun reported in June that the two had been “getting close for a while.” Now, though, their romance has come to an end, with a source telling The Sun that “things just ran their course.”
Thankfully though, the Ghostbusters star and the “Milkshake” singer are keeping things amicable. The source clarified that they “were — and still are — very fond of each other,” but the logistics of their lives and careers made things too difficult to keep up. “They both have busy schedules and, after a whirlwind romance, decided to go their separate ways,” the source said. “They hope to remain friends, but also plan to get on with their lives.”
The two first connected after a chance encounter, and reportedly bonded following the death of Kelis’ second husband, photographer Mike Mora, who passed away from stomach cancer in March 2022.
After getting together, Murray was spotted at Kelis’ shows in London, with sources claiming that they were sharing hotel rooms. Both have been hesitant to confirm anything to the public, though, with Kelis only making allusions to the affair online… until recently, that is.
When one fan asked if Kelis “would care to address” the dating rumors, she replied: “lol no babe, I wouldn’t bother at all.” In another reply, Kelis furthered the ambiguity, writing: “Everyone’s dumb and will believe anything, but the best part is we are both blessed, rich, and happy.”
It appears that Kelis has become more willing to discuss the “romance” this week, though, perhaps because of its termination. When asked by an Instagram user on Friday, August 25th, if she was “really dating” Murray, she replied: “ugh, no!”
So, were they even together in the first place? We might not ever know. But what we do know is that they’re both single, and could maybe get some use out of Selena Gomez’ new single, “Single Soon.”