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Jewel announces divorce from Ty Murray

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Jewel shocked her fans when she took to her blog this week to announce that she and husband Ty Murray are getting a divorce. Country's sweetest couple will be no more but Jewel assures everyone that the split is amicable. According to the New York Daily News on Wednesday, Jewel and Ty Murray's divorce will be a delicate transition and they are focusing on their 3-year old son Kase.

Jewel and Ty Murray have kept their relationship very private considering both are in the public eye. It was quite surprising when Jewel not only announced their divorce via her blog but she went into great detail too. She wrote about living a public life and how hard it is to share such personal news. She wrote, "My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce."

The couple met in 1999 at a rodeo where Ty Murray is a world champion rodeo cowboy and bull rider. Soon after meeting, Jewel moved to Ty's ranch in Stephenville, Texas. Ty and Jewel often made television appearances together on shows like "Extreme Home Makeover" and "WWE Raw." They were supposed to star together in season 8 of "Dancing with the Stars" but Ty Murray ended up competing without his wife due to leg fractures she sustained while training for the show.

While divorce is very common in Hollywood, no one really saw it coming with Jewel and Ty. Probably because while still famous, they lived their lives very much outside the microscope of the famous. They did not land in the tabloids or do outrageous things. They were just the singer and the rodeo star who came together to raise a child.

Jewel and Murray were married in 2008 and ten years of dating. Incredibly, after sixteen years together the couple are calling it quits and according to Jewel's blog, they are ending their marriage in the name of growth.

What do you think of Jewel and Ty Murray's divorce news? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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