Jewel and husband Ty Murray are divorcing.
The singer announced the news herself on her blog.
“My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce,” she 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,” she wrote.
Jewel said she and Ty, “have been engaged in a private and difficult, but thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves.”
The singer/songwriter said they were going about their split carefully, so as not “to burn the ties that bound us.”
“Instead we have chosen the much more difficult task of undoing ourselves stich by stich, and releasing each other with love so that we may take on our new form: dear friends and devoted co-parents of our beloved son Kase,” she continued.
The now-former couple also released a statement via Jewel’s blog.
“Our dedication to our son is unwavering and we are both committed to being the best partners in raising our son. Due to the spirit in which we have gone about this separation, we trust we can remain dear friends who hold each other in high esteem, which is so important to us as parents - as we wish only what is best for our son,” their statement read.
Jewel and Ty got married in 2008 in the Bahamas, after 10 years as a couple.
-- Jolie Lash