Bill Murray's 'worst' divorce

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 October 2008
Bill Murray

Bill Murray's 'worst' divorce

Bill Murray says his wife filing for divorce after alleging he abused her and was addicted to marijuana and alcohol was the "worst thing" to ever happen to him

Bill Murray says his wife filing for divorce was the "worst thing" to ever happen to him.

The 'Ghostbusters' star was left "broken" in May when Jennifer Butler Murray - his wife of almost 11 years - asked to end their marriage claiming the actor abused her and was addicted to alcohol and marijuana.

He admitted: "That was devastating. That was the worst thing that ever happened to me in my entire life.

"I was just dead, just broken. When you're really in love with someone and this happens - I never had anything like this happen. It's like your faith in people is destroyed because the person you trusted the most you can no longer trust at all. The person you know isn't there anymore."

The 58-year-old 'Lost in Translation' star - whose four children now live with Jennifer following a court order - is slowly learning to get on with his life.

He added to America's OK! magazine: "I've had a great deal of success in life - not just money or fame or anything like that - I just feel like I've done well in many areas of life.

"I've learned how to live and I think I've learned things about living. It's almost like, 'OK, you learned that much, now let's try this. Let's see how you can do if this happens to you.' "

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