Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship

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Jewel and Ty Murray arrive at the 41st Annual Country Music Association Awards, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
CORRECTS SPELLING OF TY'S LAST NAME IN SECOND REFERENCE TO MURRAY - FILE - This Feb. 13, 2011 file photo shows Jewel, right, and her husband Ty Murray at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Jewel and her husband are divorcing after a 16-year relationship. The 40-year-old singer wrote in a letter posted on her website Wednesday, July 2, 2014, that she and Ty Murray want their separation “to be nothing less loving than the way we came together.” Jewel and Murray were married in 2008. They have a son named Kase. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - This Dec. 10, 2012 file photo shows singer Jewel, left, and Ty Murray at the American Country Awards in Las Vegas. Jewel and her husband are divorcing after a 16-year relationship. The 40-year-old singer wrote in a letter posted on her website Wednesday, July 2, 2014, that she and Ty Murray want their separation “to be nothing less loving than the way we came together.” Jewel and Murray were married in 2008. They have a son named Kase. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Invision/AP, File)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Recording artist Jewel (R) and her husband, rodeo champion Ty Murray, are interviewed as they arrive at the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Singer Jewel and her husband, Ty Murray, arrive for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 30, 2010. Jewel will sing the national anthem before the race. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 06: Musician Jewel (L) and World Champion rodeo cowboy Ty Murray speak onstage during the American Country Awards 2010 held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 6, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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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.

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