Tori Kelly is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was born Victoria Loren Kelly on December 14, 1992, in Wildomar, California.
She first gained recognition after posting videos on YouTube as a teenager, and made it through to Hollywood week on the ninth season of American Idol in 2010.
Despite failing to reach the top 24 on American Idol, Tori took a new tack in her music, learning how to lplay the guitar, composing original song pieces, and recording them herself on her computer.
She began posting her performances on YouTube, and quickly reached over 1,000,000 subscribers; Tori independently released her self-produced debut EP in 2012, Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly.
The record sold well enough to hit number nine on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and number six on Soundscan’s New Artist tally.
She gained wider fame with her 2012 independent breakthrough Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly.
Buoyed by the hit single Should’ve Been Us, Kelly’s major-label follow-up, 2015’s Unbreakable Smile, fared even better, landing at number two on the Billboard 200.
Since then, Tori has further embraced her Christian faith, as on 2018’s Hiding Place, which won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album.
Tori Kelly husband
Tori married to André Murillo, a German-born basketball player. They got married in 2018.
Murillo has been supportive of Tori, especially during her recent health scare.
They share a strong and loving relationship, with Tori speaking about the beauty of commitment and accepting each other.
The couple met through mutual friends in 2016; they had a mostly long-distance relationship in the early stages of their romance.
After a year together, Murillo proposed to Tori, got engaged and eventually got married on May 20, 2018, in an intimate ceremony.
Murillo’s profession is a basketball player, trainer, and coach, as well as a business owner.
After graduating from college in 2008, he pursued a career in basketball and played professionally in several countries, including Spain, Mexico and Germany.
He was also a member of the Biola University basketball team and was named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention in 2013-14.
In addition to his basketball career, he is a trainer and a coach. Murillo is a business owner as well.
Tori Kelly parents
Tori’s parents are Allwyn Kelly and Laura Kelly.
Allwyn is of Afro-Jamaican and Puerto Rican ancestry, while Laura is of Irish and German descent.
The singer also has a younger brother named Noah. Growing up, Tori was exposed to a variety of music by her parents.
Tori Kelly health scare
Tori, a 30-year-old singer, recently shared details of her “unexpected health challenges” in a handwritten letter to fans on Thursday morning.
She collapsed while at dinner and was treated for blood clots at a Los Angeles hospital.
Her husband, Murillo, gave an update on her health scare, saying that she is headed in the right direction and is smiling again.
Tori addressed her recent health scare in a handwritten letter posted on Instagram, which is the first word from the singer since the incident.
The singer described the past few days as “scary” and thanked her fans for their support and prayers.
She also mentioned that there are still some things to uncover, but she is grateful for the care she received from the medical staff.
In her letter, Tori expressed her desire to return to the stage soon and to continue making music.
She ended the letter by saying that she loves her fans and is looking forward to seeing them soon.