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Singer Jewel has announced that she and her husband of six years are divorcing.
Jewel and Ty Murray have been together for almost 16 years, according to CNN. The couple began dating in 1998 and married in 2008.
The folk singer made the announcement on her blog.
"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. 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."
The couple’s son, Kase, was born in 2011. On her blog, Jewel wrote a lengthy note to her fans and also included a joint statement from her and Murray.
"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."
The last album Jewel released was Let It Snow: A Holiday Collection in 2013. She is currently touring in California.
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