Singer Jewel and her rodeo star husband Ty Murray are getting a divorce following six years of marriage and one child together.
She took to her official website on Wednesday to break the news to her many fans. She revealed:
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. 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,” the 40-year-old wrote.
Which brings me to this highly personal announcement today. 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.
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.
Sad. Is this the new “conscious uncoupling”?
You can read her full statement at her website.