Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bill Murray and Divorce to jennifer butler murray.

After the end of his relationship with wife of 11 years Jennifer Butler Murray, Bill Murray is ready to move on to “positive” things, reports the Associated Press. 

He said the divorce in May, whose papers included claims by his ex-wife of abuse and that Murray had a marijuana and alcohol addiction, was a very low point in his life. 

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

"I was just dead, just broken," an emotional Murray continued of the summer spent after the divorce was finalized in June, with courts ordering child support for his four children who will be living with there mother. 

"When you're really in love with someone and this happens — I never had anything like this happen," Murray added. "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 invitation from friends to participate in the air show held a few weeks ago for the Illinois United Service Organization came on his lowest day, admitted Murray, saying, "They asked me on a day I didn't care." 

He added, "I didn't even care if there was a parachute. Of course, by the time I got there I had had a few good days and I thought, 'What am I doing?'" 

The first steps on his road to recovery were coming out to New York to promote his new movie, City of Ember, and planning to attend the premiere, even though he finds it a “nuisance.” 

"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," said Murray. 

He continued, "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.'" 

Murray also says that after once considering retirement, he has a newfound energy, saying, "I've just come out of a sort of doldrums and I feel like I want to go." 

He continued, "I want to work. I want to get going. I want to do a few things at once. I really want to connect with other people that are going that way and 'Let's go' . . . I want to bounce off like a pinball. Like a pinball, I want to bounce off bumpers that are positive. I want to bounce off people that are positive and hope that'll make me more positive and give me momentum." 

Murray says he has also learned an appreciation for good old-fashioned goodwill, adding, "There's a lot of goodwill out there for what I've done. And I didn't really appreciate it so much before. I really appreciate it now."