We really thought Ty Murray was meant for Jewel but clearly they think otherwise. The two have decided to split after five years of marriage. August 7 would have marked their sixth wedding anniversary.
Jewel broke the sad news herself via her blog. “It is infinitely strange to write those words, especially considering the personal nature of the topic, which is the purpose of my writing today,” she begins. “ But the truth is I have lived my life in the public eye since I was 19. And while it is intimidating to live a life in the public, it has also been a privilege to make a living with my words, my thoughts, my feelings.”
Third paragraph down Jewel reveals the highly personal news that “my husband, friend, and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce.”
“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,” she explains. “For some time we have been engaged in a private and difficult, but thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves. Allowing ourselves the time and space to redefine what we are to each other with love rather than malice.”
The 40-year-old singer writes how she and Ty are committed to remaining “dear friends and devoted co-parents of our beloved son Kase” and “have no desire to damage ourselves and each other in the process.”
And so another celebrity couple consciously uncouples.