Jul 2, 2014 10:15 AM
Jewel and rodeo star Ty Murray are calling it quits after six years of marriage, the singer just announced on her blog.
- "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," she 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," she continued.
The songstress wants the public to know that she and her love of sixteen years plan on keeping their split as amicable as possible.
- "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," she explained.
The pair are parents to son Kase, and plan to co-parent in a loving manner.
- "Lastly, a message from us both. 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," she concluded.