• Born on 18 May 1990 in Bremerhaven, Germany, of German and American ancestry
• Raised in Lake Forest, California and studied at El Toro High School and Concordia and Biola Universities
• Professional basketball player in Germany's Pro A Basketball League
• Married to renowned American singer Tori Kelly in 2018
• Christian faith and religion plays an important role in their lives
André Murillo Short Biography
Born on 18 May 1990 in Bremerhaven, Germany, under the sign of Taurus, and of German and American ancestry, André Murillo is best known as a basketball player, and the husband of renowned American singer Tori Kelly. His net worth is estimated at over $1 million. The 29 year old is.
Background and Family
Murillo was born to Michael and Vera Murillo and was raised alongside his sister, Michelle. Despite being born in Germany, André spent his formative years in Lake Forest, California and was a student of El Toro High School.
Having matriculated, he enrolled into Concordia University, where he played in the 2008-2009 season. After some personal issues and a difficult time in his life, he transferred to Biola University, California, where he majored in Biblical Studies, and played basketball.
Murillo began his professional career playing for the Hamburg Towers in the German Pro A Basketball League. Not only was he professionally related to Hamburg, but his uncles and grandparents live there as well.
Having finished his engagement in Hamburg, he moved to Rostock to play for the Seawolves.
Murillo is outspoken and often shares photos and stories from his life on his Instagram account. Prior to going public and official with Kelly, he would often mention that he had a girlfriend, but kept her identity a secret. They began dating in 2016, and Murillo proposed in the following year. Their wedding ceremony was held in 2018, and was followed by the media as well as recorded on their social media.
Shortly after their wedding, André posted a photo of himself and his wife, with the caption reading “For better or for worse, In sickness and in health, To love and to cherish, Till death do us part”, and many fans as well as celebrities congratulated them. The couple doesn’t have any children, but enjoy spending time with Murillo’s nephews and nieces. They own a dog named Frodo Murillo-Baggins together. André and his wife are both dedicated to the Christian faith and religion plays an important role in their lives.
André has been honest about obstacles he faced in the past.
Reportedly, he was stabbed at a party and ended up in critical condition with an injured lung and heart. After that, he began using drugs and was expelled from Concordia University, but his life took a turn for the better in 2010, when he turned to faith and enrolled into Biola University. He was supported by their basketball coach Dave Holmquist.
Wife Tori Kelly
Victoria Loren Kelly was born on 14 December 1992 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she is 27 years old.
She began her career posting videos of herself on YouTube, and in a short period of time, her talent was noticed. Kelly was born in a multi-ethnic family with her parents being of Puerto-Rican, Jamaican, German and Irish ancestry. She was raised with her brother Noah in a music-oriented environment, and was impacted by her parents’ taste in music. In 2010, Tori was a semi-finalist in “American Idol”, and then took her work to a more serious level.
In 2012 Tori released her first EP, entitled “Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly”, producing, recording and engineering the EP by herself, all in her bedroom. Her work paid off, as the album quickly reached the Top 10 Pop Albums chart on iTunes. As of 2013, Scooter Braun became her manager, and in 2015 she released a full-length album – “Unbreakable Smile” – through Capitol Records. It consisted of 14 songs such as “Should’ve Been Us”, “Nobody Love” and “I Was Made for Loving You”, with the latter being a duet with Ed Sheeran.
tune in tonight! #cmachristmas at 9|8c on abc? pic.twitter.com/IBhJTcwUNX
— tori kelly (@torikelly) December 3, 2019
Overall, “Unbreakable Smile” received a positive response from critics and the audience, and sold 75,000 units. In 2018, she released her album inspired by Psalm 32:7 , entitled “Hiding Place”. Peaking in first place on the UK Christian & Gospel Albums, and US Top Gospel Albums (Billboard), the album received an overwhelmingly positive response. In 2019, she came up with “Inspired by True Events”.
Her experience in the music world has led Tori to state that she feels blessed that her career has grown just the way it has.
Kelly talked about the connection between music and politics, as well as about modest clothing. The pressure she was feeling led her to work independently for a big part of her career, and the impact that the industry had one her was described in the track “Unbreakable Smile”. Just as her husband, Tori is a Christian – she has been rewarded with Christian music awards, and her songs have topped Christian music charts. Her faith is a subject she often talks about, and she hopes to inspire young people with her attitude – she is also a body positivity advocate.
hoodie + messy bun + matcha + in line for biscuits? here for it.
Posted by Tori Kelly on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Kelly has worked with renowned musicians such as Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, stating that she’s learned a lot from them. Both Kelly and her husband maintain a low-profile and avoid controversies and the media. She did, however, speak about how her relationship with Andre is “amazing”, and stated that being around him is a lot of fun.