A Look Back At Andy Murray And His Wife Kim Sears’ 18 Year Relationship

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According to Andy Murray, marriage works. At least, that’s what he wrote on a TV camera after defeating Rafael Nadal in the 2015 Madrid Open. 

But it’s clear to anyone who sees Murray with his wife of eight years Kim Sears, that the statement rings true. 

The couple, who met in 2005 and tied the knot a decade later, seem to have the perfect relationship. There’s rarely a game where you don’t see Sears in the stands cheering Murray on—and Murray isn’t exactly shy about telling the world just how important his wife’s support and sacrifices have been for his career. 

It’s pretty clear that for Murray, it’s not only marriage that’s the key to his success on the court but the woman that he’s married to—and she’s got a pretty interesting story of her own.

Who Is Andy Murry’s Wife, Kim Sears? 

Sears is a 35-year-old artist from Sussex, England. Before meeting Murray, Sears studied English Literature at Sussex University and has since pursued writing and art in her career. 

You’d think being married to a tennis world champion would teach you everything there is to know about the sport, but as it turns out Murray wasn’t Sears’ first introduction to tennis. 

Sears is actually the daughter of a tennis coach, Nigel Sears, who is responsible for coaching a handful of former top-five players, including Amanda Coetzer, Daniela Hantuchová and Ana Ivanovic. 

Murray has previously spoken about how this upbringing gave Sears’ a unique understanding of the demands of the sport. 

“She was used to being away from her dad a lot, and then also used to being around tennis as well. When we’re at the tournaments, she obviously has a good understanding of what it is that I’m doing.” 

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Murray gives Sears a celebratory kiss at Wimbledon in 2013. (Credit: Source: Getty)

How Did Andy Murray And Kim Sears Meet? 

If you guessed that tennis had something to do with this couple’s first encounter, then you would be right. Sears and Murray met at the 2005 U.S. Open, when they both attended the same party. However, the couple didn’t officially start dating until 2006.

The first pictures of the couple emerged a few months later, when the pair were caught celebrating Murray’s 2006 SAP Tennis Open win with a kiss.  

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Murray and Sears watch the USA against Puerto Rico game in 2014. (Credit: Source: Getty)

When Did Andy Murray And Kim Sears Get Married? 

The pair dated for nine years before getting engaged in November 2014, and officially tying the knot in April 2015. 

Sears wore a Swarovski crystal-encrusted ivory gown from British designer Jenny Packham. The dress featured a full skirt, elbow-length sleeves and an open V-shaped back. For the tennis star, he donned a traditional Scottish kilt in his family colours to honour his heritage at the special occasion.

The wedding ceremony was held at Dunblane Cathedral in Murray’s hometown of Dunblane, Scotland, while the reception was held at Cromlix House, which Murray purchased in 2013. 

Notably, the couple chose to forgo the celebrity guest list and only chose to invite “everyone who we’re close to, people we’ve spent a lot of time with in the past but also people we see ourselves spending time with in the future,” Murray told the Telegraph

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Murray and Sears at their wedding in Scotland in 2015. (Credit: Source: Getty)

Do Andy Murray And Kim Sears Have Children? 

Just months after the couple tied the knot, it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child. Sears gave birth to their first daughter Sophia Olivia in February 2016.

The couple’s second daughter Edie was born in 2017, followed by a son Teddy in 2019 and a fourth girl in 2021, whose name is yet to be revealed. Like other high profile families, Sears and Murray have chosen to keep their children almost entirely out of the public eye.

Murray and Sears at Cromlix House
Murray and Sears at Cromlix Hotel. (Credit: Instagram: Cromlixhotel)

What Does Kim Sears Do for Work? 

Sears is a talented artist who is known for her stunning still lifes and pet portraits. She’s also written a book based on her dog Maggie, titled How To Look After Your Humans: A Dog Guide.

But that’s not all — the busy couple also own Cromlix Hotel, a five-star hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. The property, which was also their wedding reception venue, used to be a private mansion until the couple transformed it into a 15-bedroom hotel.

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