Murray stepped out onto the professional tennis scene in 2003 in the Challenger and Futures circuit. After sustaining a knee injury in the first half of 2004, he returned six months later to win the Junior Open. In 2005 — the same year he reportedly began dating Sears — he made his debut in the Davis Cup. He went on to earn a wild card spot for both Wimbledon and the US Open.
Kim, for her part, grew up in the tennis scene not as a player but as the daughter of former player and British coach Nigel Sears. Kim reportedly met Murray during the 2005 US Open and the duo began dating in secret. However, the secret romance didn’t last long. Murray gave Kim — who was watching from the stands — a smooch after winning his first SAP Open the following year.
Since their public display of love, the pair have been inseparable since. In his 2013 memoir, Seventy-Seven: My Road to Wimbledon Glory, Murray expressed his gratitude for Kim as she remained by his side since the start of his career.
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“You’re in these huge cities meeting new people all the time and it would be easy to get your head turned,” he penned. “But Kim’s always been there for me. She really cares about me and helps with so many things. She always has. That’s why we have such a great relationship.”
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Murray and Kim reportedly met during the US Open and began dating in secret.
Kim and Murray went public with their relationship one year later after he was seen giving Kim a kiss in the stands after winning the SAP Open. After the sweet moment, Murray opened up about how it felt to win with his girlfriend present.
“First time she came to a tournament with me,” Murray said in a post-match interview at the time. “I’m maybe a little bit more relaxed on [the] court. I played really well and hopefully, she’ll come to a few more tournaments.”
Murray continued to find success on the tennis court and took home an Olympic gold medal, after defeating Roger Federer. Following his victory, Murray embraced Kim who was watching in the stands.
Andy Murray and Kim Sears at Buckingham Palace on October 17, 2013, after Murray was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). JOHN STILLWELL/AFP via Getty Images
At the beginning of the year, Murray teased via Twitter that he and Kim would be tying the knot after Wimbdelon. He later retracted the statement by stating he was joking.
However, Murray ended up proposing to his longtime love the following November.
Andy Murray and Kim Sears outside Dunblane Cathedral on their wedding day, April 11, 2015. Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images
The couple wed in April at Dunblane Cathedral in Dunblane, Scotland. Murray donned a traditional kilt for the ceremony while his bride looked elegant in a Jenny Packham gown.
Four months after their nuptials, the duo announced they were expecting their first child the following year.
Kim and Murray welcomed their first child, daughter Sophia Olivia.
Murray and Kim expanded their family with the arrival of daughter Edie.
Kim gave birth to their third child, son Teddy.
Andy Murray and Kim Sears attend the Cheltenham Festival on March 13, 2019. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
The pair quietly welcomed their fourth child, daughter Lola, together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kim continued to support Murray as he took the court in the US Open as he took on — and defeated — French player Corentin Moutet.