Jewel And Ty Murray Announce Divorce

Jewel and her husband, professional bull rider Ty Murray, have announced their divorce after six years of marriage. The pair have been together for eight years total, and have a three year old son named Kase Townes.

"Dear World, It is infinitely strange to write those words, especially considering the personal nature of the topic, which is the purpose of my writing today," Jewel shared in a message on her official website.

"But the truth is I have lived my life in the public eye since I was nineteen. 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."

"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. 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."

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