Did Bill Murray Change This Groom's Life? Husband-to-Be Reflects on Actor's Marital Advice

Actor was in a steak house when he ran into a bridal party

By Baker Machado, Lily Harrison May 27, 2014 10:04 PMTags
Bill MurrayCourtesy: EJ Rumpke

Bill Murray may have crashed his bachelor party, but EJ Rumpke tells E! News exclusively that the twice-divorced actor's advice hasn't changed his mind about marriage.

The groom reveals to us that he was completely caught off guard by his run-in with Murray, especially since his pals tried to speak with the actor during their meal without much success.

"He was an awesome guy," EJ says of the Lost in Translation star. "As soon as he came into the room we were all zoned in on listening to every word he said. He asked the group a few questions then jumped right in to his advice about traveling the world."

Murray told the party, "Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world… and if when you come back to JFK…and you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport."

So did EJ take his words of wisdom to heart?

"I've spent four amazing years with [my fiancé] and wouldn't have it any other way," he explained. "Hopefully we can travel the world together in the future and renew our vows when we land at JFK."

EJ says he met his fiancé, Kelly, while both were at Boston College and—here's a twist—that she had flaked on their first date. Two years later, however, the two reconnected at a local bar during a night out with EJ's friends (who were all at his bachelor party!).

"I must have been looking good that night because she was the one who picked me up and the rest is history," EJ said.