Jennifer Butler

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Celebrity Partner, Costume designer (1966)
Tue Sep 22 2020
By   Selena

Saturn Award Winning Jennifer Butler is a Costume designer who is famous for being the ex-wife of legendary, American actor, Bill Murray. He first gained worldwide popularity after starring in late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live, also known as SNL.

She was born on May 11, 1966, in Irving, Texas, the United States. But there is no information available about her family background to the media. So far, she holds American citizenship and belongs to the white ethnicity. 

Was Married To Celebrity Husband, Bill For 11 Years

As of now, Butler, aged 54, is living a happy single life. But she was previously married to her now estranged spouse, William James Murray, born on September 21, 1950. They reportedly had their first interaction the set of 1988's film Scrooged.

Jennifer Butler Married Ex-Husband Bill Murray From 1997 to 2008
Caption: Jennifer Butler Married Ex-Husband Bill Murray From 1997 to 2008
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After a few years of love romance, the lovebirds exchanged the wedding vows on 4 July 1997 in the hush-hush wedding ceremony. Their special day was held in the presence of family and friends. 

Since then, the former couple were enjoying their marital relationship until 2008.

Why did Jennifer and Bill Spilt?

Unfortunately, their 11 years of marital union ended with both parties due to Murray's addiction to sex, infidelity, alcoholism, and marijuana. On 12th May 2008, the designer filed for divorce from Bill citing alcoholism and violence.

On March 12 of the same year, their two children ran over to a neighbour's house seeking help when Murray had heavily drunk. So, according to The New York Post, a neighbour called the police on St. Patrick's Day. Before that, he reportedly punched Jennifer's face and then told her she was`lucky he didn’t kill her.’

But Bill's lawyer, John McDougall, said that he had commented on the accusations. But he said the actor “is deeply saddened by the breakdown of his marriage. ” By June 13, they finalised their divorce where the comedian took primary custody of their four children.

She is a Mother Of Four Kids

Butler-Murray shares four adults children from her failed marriage to Bill. At the age of 26, she became a mother when their firstborn child, a son Caleb James Murray was born on January 11, 1993.

Again, the couple expanded their family by welcoming their second-born son Jackson William Murray on October 6, 1995. She was 29. When she was 30, she gave birth together with Muarry to their third born son Cooper Jones Murray on January 27, 1997.

Jennifer Butler and Bill Murray Shares Four Sons Together
Photo: Jennifer Butler and Bill Murray Shares Four Sons Together
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Their youngest or firstborn son Lincoln Darius Murray was born May 30, 2001. Now, keeping their differences asides, the couple remains loving parents and committed to the best care of their kids.

Her eldest son, Caleb, was arrested at the Black Lives Matter protest in Vineyard Haven, Massachusett, on Monday, June 05, 2020. He reportedly threw a rock through a pickup truck's windshield, according to a police report.

Murray's First Marriage With Margaret Kelley

Before Butler, the Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor was previously in a marital with his first wife, Mickey Kelley. The former husband-wife duo met during the filming of Stripes. 

They exchanged the wedding vows on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas on January 25, 1981. Later, they remarried in Chicago for their friends and families. Margaret gave birth to two sons; Homer Murray (b:1982) and Luke Murray (b:1985).

Bill Murray Shares Two Sons With Ex-Wife, Margaret Kelley
Photo: Bill Murray Shares Two Sons With Ex-Wife, Margaret Kelley
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Sadly after fifteen years of their marital relation, Bill and his first wife Kelley had divorced in 1996. The primary reason for their separation was Murray's affair with Jennifer.

Net Worth in 2020

Working as a costume designer, Jennifer has earned a decent amount of cash. She has designed clothes for well famous clients and has worked in several films such as Firestarter (1984), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and Groundhog Day (1993). So, her net worth is estimated at $400k.

However, Butler reportdely paid $7 million from her Bill as child support and a lump. On the other hand, her former spouse, Murry has a net worth of $180 million as of 2020. The primary source of his income is acting, producing, investments, and business ventures. 

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As per sources, his highest salary per movie is 2016 The Jungle Book, where he was paid over $48 million. Likewise, some of his highest-grossing films are The Jungle Book ($966.6 million), Ghostbusters ($229.1 million), Tootsie ($177.2 million), etc.

Bill Murray's Income and Business Ventures

As per sources, his earnings from business ventures is over $10 million. Murray has branched out into several business ventures. He is part owner of four baseball teams, a restaurant called Caddyshack and a golf-related clothing business.

As a businessman, Murray co-owns a chain of restaurants and several minor league baseball teams including the St. Paul Saints and Auburn Astros.

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