Bill Murray's divorce is finalized

June 26, 2008 1:53:45 PM PDT
Bill Murray and his wife of nearly 11 years are divorced. A judge in Charleston County signed off on the divorce agreement June 13, barely a month after Jennifer Butler Murray asked for the separation. The couple were married in July 1997.

The couple's four children will live with their mother, while the 57-year-old actor-comedian will have visitation rights and pay child support, according to court papers. Jennifer Murray also will get their home on Sullivans Island, S.C., and a second house in Hemet, Calif.

Other documents detailing the divorce were sealed at the couple's request.

The court papers were first obtained by the Web site TMZ.com.

Messages left Thursday for attorneys for the Murrays, who had a prenuptial agreement, weren't immediately returned.

In her original complaint, filed May 12, Jennifer Murray alleged that her husband abused her and was addicted to marijuana and alcohol.

The Post and Courier of Charleston obtained the complaint and attached prenuptial agreement before they were sealed. The prenuptial agreement requires Murray to pay his ex-wife $7 million within 60 days of the divorce.

Murray was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live." His screen credits include the "Ghostbusters" movies, "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day." He received an Oscar nomination for his role in "Lost in Translation."

He is a co-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs minor league baseball team.

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