Jewel announced that she and her husband Ty Murray are divorcing after a 16-year relationship.
The 40-year-old singer posted a letter on her website that announced she and Ty Murray (whom she calls “husband, friend and partner of 16 years”) want their separation “to be nothing less loving than the way we came together.”
Jewel wrote: “Ty and I have always tried to live the most authentic life possible, and we wanted our separation as husband and wife to be nothing less loving than the way we came together. We have no desire to damage ourselves and each other in the process … while we learn to redraw ourselves in whatever new shape we find as separate people who are still striving to be the best versions of ourselves- as humans and as parents.”
A day after her letter called “Dear World” was posted to her website, a rep for Jewel confirmed the news on Wednesday.
Jewel and professional cowboy Murray were married in 2008, after dating for 10 years. They have a son, born in 2011, named Kase.
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