American singer Kelis is reportedly in a relationship with star actor Bill Murray, despite being more than 30 years older than her.
The rumors come just over a year after Kelis’ husband, Mike Mora, tragically passed away at just 37 years old.
It is also Murray’s first time in a public relationship since his ex-wife Jennifer Butler passed away in 2021.
But who exactly was Kelis’ former husband? How did he die? Here’s everything you need to know about Mike Mora.
Gone too soon: Mike Mora and Kelis had two sons together – Knight, 13, and Shepherd, seven – and a daughter – Galilee, two – before Mora was told he had just 18 months to live
Old couple: Kelis and the photographer tied the knot in 2014 and have been married for almost a decade
Her family: The singer shared how her wellness journey was affected after her husband of nearly a decade passed away after a long battle with stage 4 stomach cancer at the age of 37
Who was Mike Mora?
Mora worked as a photographer and frequently shared photos of Kelis after the couple got married in 2014.
They lived on a remote ranch in Temecula, California, outside of Los Angeles from January 2020 until Mora’s passing.
The couple had two sons – Knight, 13, and Shepherd, seven – and a daughter – Galilee, two.
The singer is now reportedly dating Groundhog Day actor Bill Murray, after the pair reportedly interacted about their “shared relatively recent deaths,” according to the American sun.
How did Mike Mora die?
In 2021, Mora revealed he had cancer, having been diagnosed a year earlier – at the time, doctors had given him just 18 months to live.
Mora took to his Instagram in late September 2021 to reveal he had stage 4 stomach cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes in his back.
After a six-month battle with the disease, Mora died in March 2022.
Exactly one year after her husband’s death, Kelis took to Instagram to share how the situation had affected her.
“It’s been exactly one year,” Kelis wrote in the caption of her post. ‘I think that’s crazy.
“I’m generally a very private person, especially when family is involved,” she continued. “But there’s no denying the impact and evolution my husband’s passing has had on my life.
“I get asked all the time how I started this journey,” she said before opening up to the story in her video. “It’s a much longer conversation, but in short, what we were dealing with here pushed me so deeply into understanding our bodies and how our minds and emotions are so intertwined that you can’t do one without the other.” treat others.
Opening: Kelis, 43, took to Instagram to share the loss of her husband, Mike Mora, on the first anniversary of his passing
“Our thoughts and intentions are just as powerful and important as the health and condition of our skin,” she said. “I want to live well and this is me sharing what I know to be true.
“I just wanted to eat well,” she remembers how she came into contact with nutrition and wellness. “When I got pregnant, I really started to care and think about it.”
The Kaleidoscope singer also added that the reason she lives on a farm in a rural area is because “stress kills.”
“Every doctor we saw, every specialist, every nutritionist, every human we found who had some expertise in this, said, ‘Stress kills,'” she said.
“I moved to the farm and we wanted to get away from all the silly things that made us stressed and worried and anxious and all those things that didn’t really matter.”