Uma Thurman & Arki Busson call off their engagement for the millionth time


Uma Thurman has been on-and-off with Arpad “Arki” Busson for years and years. Busson was also Elle Macpherson’s baby-daddy, and he first got with Uma… lord, I don’t even know. It’s been a while in celebrity circles. I want to say 2007-ish. But Arki and Uma’s relationship always seemed rather tumultuous – she’s based in NYC, he has business interests all over Europe. She’s a divorced mom, he’s a playboy millionaire. She’s a working actress (sort of) and he’s probably got a lady in every city. But a few years ago, Uma got knocked up and she and Arki announced their engagement again. Their daughter Luna was born the summer of 2012, and after that… still no wedding. He’s just not the marrying kind, I guess. Anyway, Arki and Uma have split up again:

Actress Uma Thurman and her multi-millionaire fiance Arki Busson have split up, I can reveal. The New York-based Kill Bill star and hedge-fund boss Arki have struggled to make their long-distance relationship work and have called off their engagement.

‘Uma and Arki were due to attend a gala together on April 8, but Uma showed up without her engagement ring or her fiance,’ says a source. ‘Arki was scheduled to attend and it seemed clear there was only one reason why he didn’t show – because he and Uma are no longer an item.’

Another source adds: ‘Uma lives in New York while Arki lives in London. He has been out and about without Uma since October when he went to a Halloween party alone. They have been at one or two events together, like Harvey Weinstein’s pre-Bafta party in February, but on that occasion they looked miserable.’

This is the second time Uma, 43, has broken off an engagement with French-born tycoon since they began dating in 2007. In 2009 she returned an eight-carat diamond ring to him a year after he first proposed. She took him back in 2011, and by 2012 they were engaged again, with Uma pregnant with their first child, Rosalind. She has not been seen without her engagement ring since – until now.

Uma has two children from her earlier marriage to actor Ethan Hawke. Arki, 51, has two sons from a relationship with supermodel Elle Macpherson. Arki’s spokesman was unavailable for comment, while a spokesman for Uma declined to comment.

[From The Daily Mail]

Considering how many times they’ve split and gotten back together and considering that there’s a baby girl in the mix now too, I’m going out on a limb and saying that they’ll probably get back together at some point. Maybe their engagement will even be back “on.” But I think maybe Uma needs to realize that Arki is never going to want to get married? It seems that way, doesn’t it? And if that’s the case, so be it. Maybe Uma just wants some stability in her life at this point.



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  1. I don’t know–I know that I would be mad if my mom kept going back to a guy who clearly didn’t want the same things as her–be that marriage or babies. It just seems so dramatic and unnecessary. Especially since she’s Uma f-cking Thurman. She can have any dude that she wants, who will happily do whatever she wants, when she wants it. Why does she keep going back to this guy? And having a kid with him?

  2. Ew. What is he doing to her?
    She’s looking like a hot mess in these pics.

  3. aims says:

    It’s one thing to have a rollercoaster relationship when your childless, have the intensity and the crazy all you want. It’s a whole different ballgame when there’s children involved. It’s not fair to them and you got to be a little more selective.

    Also from a purely practical point of view, he sounds like he has an international dong. Why would anyone have unprotected sex and get pregnant? I’d be afraid of more than pregnancy.

  4. amanda says:

    i love Uma Thurman, and if she wanted stability, she probably should have chosen wiser than having her boyfriend come and go for years, get knocked up by him (when he’s already a celebrities baby-daddy) and expect anything from him besides some money to help raise the kid…maybe she knows whats up and isn’t bothered by girlfriends or a lack of commitment…

    again, i love her, she deserves better than this (what seems to be) douchenugget…good riddance, she’s better off on her own or finding a younger artist boyfriend like Tilda’s gone and done (and seems to be pretty happy about).

    • yolie says:

      Completely agree. She probably shouldn’t have had a child with this wandering dong. Hopefully she’s at least a good mother.

  5. Dubois says:

    I also get the feeling that he’s non-commital. I think Lainey had a blind about them when Uma was newly pregnant. Something to do with drug use and wasn’t Uma also with that Andre Balsaz or whoever? He was with Chelsea Handler and she’s well known for her love of substances. Uma and Arki have always struck me as an odd couple. Uma is beautiful and definitely a catch, but I can so picture him with a young bimbo.

    • LAK says:

      I remember Lainey’s blind. It said that Uma (allegedly) loved the guy for his connections. In a nutshell, that whilst she was a movie star, his connections were on a whole OTHER level and she liked being on that level.

      • lrm says:

        Yes, that blind said it was the ‘lifestyle’ that she liked regarding the connections. She liked the yacht vacations, luxury life etc. She may be well off as an actress but not that kind of money. Few actors have that kind of wealth, even though they appear ‘rich’ to average folks. lol. When we see celebs photographed in these luxury settings, they are usually on some yacht chartered/owned by someone else-a big fashion house, billionaire investor type, etc. It’s good PR for all parties involved and gets them noticed, but it’s not the actor’s money buying, typically.

        Also, the rumor said she did a lot of coke/drugs before she found out she was pregnant and was worried something might be wrong with the baby. But, she had a healthy pregnancy. So, it doesn’t sound like she ‘meant’ to have a kid with this guy. Anyway, you can find those blinds on lainey’s site.

    • kri says:

      Ugh, what is the allure of this podge ball? It’s not like Uma & Elle are unknown arm-candy. They have their own money, success, fame…. The only thing I can think of is that The Dong Is Strong with this one, but to look at him makes me gag.

  6. LAK says:

    No rhyme or reason, but I like these 2 together. And there will be more make ups and break ups for some years to come.

  7. Tito says:

    Uma is a blonde version of Aishwarya. Very beautiful.

  8. caz says:

    I vaguely recall comments back when he and Elle split that he has a number of “issues”. He doesn’t seem to be a quality partner at all. I think i would be suspicious of a “hedge fund boss”.