Singer and songwriter Jewel announced Wednesday that she and husband Ty Murray would soon be seeking a divorce.

Jewel, Ty Murray Divorcing

Jewel broke the news about nearing the end of her marriage with Murray on her website.

"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," Jewel wrote. “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.”

She added, “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."


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Jewel went on to note that she and Murray, who entered into their marriage to grow as people, felt that in order to continue growing, they needed to end it. She further stated that they both agreed they’d be happier people apart than together.

Addressing her fans, Jewel wrote, "I have learned in these 20 years of living my life honestly in front of you to trust that you will all honor and have reverence for how difficult this journey is, and allow us our process as we not only grieve the loss of our marriage, but also as we recreate ourselves in the ashes."

Jewel, Murray Joint Statement

In a joint statement with her soon-to-be erstwhile husband, Jewel stated their commitment to raising their son, Kase Townes Murray:

"Our dedication to our son is unwavering and we are both committed to being the best partners in raising our son," the couple say. "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."

Jewel and Murray, a rodeo Cowboy, married in August 2008 after dating for 10 years.


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