As Andy Murray works to return to the tennis court, his biggest fan, wife Kim Sears, stands by his side. Sears and Murray have experienced the ups and downs that accompany professional tennis. As Amazon’s documentary, Andy Murray: Resurfacing, highlights the couple, many fans want to know more about Sears and her relationship with Murray.
Who is Kim Sears?
According to Hello Magazine, Sears’s father Nigel was a pro tennis player before becoming a coach. During the 2005 US Open, she met her future husband at a party. Andy was 18; Sears was a 17-year-old student at the University of Sussex. And the two hit it off right away.
Murray was a young up-and-comer in the men’s tennis world. But the couple managed to keep their relationship under wraps for several months before going public.
The daughter of a South African mother named Leonore, Sears studied English Literature. When she’s not cheering on her husband, which she often does from afar as they reside in London, she paints portraits and pursues her passion for the arts.
Kim Sears and Andy Murray’s relationship
Sears and Murray went public after he won his first major tournament in San Jose. Save for a brief split between 2009 and 2010, the two have stayed together ever since. The couple eventually got engaged. On April 11, 2015, reports BBC, Murray and Sears had a small wedding ceremony in his hometown of Dunblane, Scotland.
The tennis star has spoken publicly about how much his wife has been there for him. In 2016, as Kim prepared to give birth to the couple’s daughter Sophia, Murray praised her after he fell in the final round of the Australian Open.
“To my wife, Kim, who’s … gonna be watching back home just now,” Murray said, according to Good Housekeeping. “You’ve been a legend the last two weeks. Thank you so much for all of your support, and I’ll be on the next flight home.”
Who are Andy and Kim’s children?
Murray and Sears have three kids. They are extremely private concerning their children’s lives, opting to blur their faces when they appeared in Resurfacing. The couple avoids sharing details about their kids in the hope that they don’t become victims of celebrity culture.
Sophia, the eldest, is three years old, while middle child Edie is two. The couple’s youngest, a baby boy named Teddy, was born in November 2019. Murray, who’s struggled to stay on the court due to hip issues, is inspired by his children. He’s stated, according to Essentially Sports, that the desire to let all three of them see him play serves as motivation.
“After the past couple of years, it would be nice if Teddy did [see me play],” Murray said. “But that isn’t the priority for me. Selfishly, I’d like for them to watch me … Hopefully, I can get a few more years out of my body and see what happens after that.”
Privacy in a public world
While many athletes let their families become part of their public lives, Murray and Sears are content with letting most of their personal life remain behind the scenes. The tennis star speaks about his love for his family and provides anecdotes here and there, but that’s about it.
This is why Resurfacing is so special. Not only does Murray bring viewers along on his road to recovery from injury, but he also offers a brief glimpse into his life at home.
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