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Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship

NEW YORK (AP) -- Singer Jewel and her husband are divorcing after a 16-year relationship.

The 40-year-old writes in a letter posted on her website that she and Ty Murray want their separation "to be nothing less loving than the way we came together."

A representative for the singer confirmed the news Wednesday.

Jewel and Murray were married in 2008. They have a son named Kase.

Jewel says she decided to write the post - called "Dear World" - to inform her fans before the news broke in the tabloids.

Her hits include "You Were Meant for Me," "Foolish Games" and "Intuition." Her 1995 debut album, "Pieces of You," has sold more than 12 million units in the United States.

Why Jewel and Ty Murray Are Divorcing

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EricS July 02 2014 at 4:50 PM

I'm finding a very good correlation between youth and failed marriages. Most people I know, as well as people told to me by friends and families, are either divorced, or getting divorced. And most of them have been with their spouse since they were in their early 20's. Some even since high school.

Goes to show, the mentality of 20 somethings aren't completely there. They lack the experience to make informative decisions. We can look at our own selves. How many of us here can say we made the right decisions in our 20's or earlier? Exactly. None of us. Personally, I think people should use their 20s to get everything out of their system. Then to find themselves. Figure out what they really want. If the person your with is REALLY the one, it doesn't matter if you get married later in life. It's all about being together. A piece of paper isn't going to change that. BUT, taking the time to figure your stuff out, will change you and your decisions. Hopefully more wiser.

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smastro1 July 02 2014 at 4:45 PM

Beautiful couple . Its ashame.

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tcsawyer July 02 2014 at 5:04 PM

****! I thought these two had a real chance.

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MARYANN July 02 2014 at 6:21 PM


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goldie841 MARYANN July 03 2014 at 1:10 AM

I agree Maryann, They just out grow each other--do they even try to make it work-next she'll remarry have another baby and this goes on and on-----uh! whats wrong with our kids today?

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mo524 goldie841 July 03 2014 at 3:52 PM

She is 40 since when is 40 a kid?

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donnagiovane1 July 02 2014 at 5:09 PM

she's kind of a ditz. I'm sure she'll find someone else.

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wanda July 02 2014 at 5:38 PM

What a shock. They seemed like a lovely couple. I met Jewel many years ago when she put out her first album. she was very sweet, kind and down to earth. She seemed to stay grounded all these years. Her husband seems like a nice and respectable man. Its sad when any marriage ends. At least, they seem to be civil and adult about it. I wish them both well.

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bodum40 wanda July 02 2014 at 9:52 PM

Never heard of either of them.

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charles000 July 02 2014 at 6:03 PM

Really sad. I've been a longtime fan of Jewel, always had respect for her musical talent, and down to earth persona, compared to many in the entertainment world.

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Mike July 02 2014 at 5:37 PM

Heterosexual marriage rarely works out.

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abe.lincoln68 July 02 2014 at 6:22 PM

What? Another "Hollywood Marriage" going south!

Who would have known!

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screen 2 July 02 2014 at 5:52 PM

They been married 6 years, but together 16.

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