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After 16 Years Together, Celebrity Singer and Rodeo Husband Divorce

by Vanessa Ryan

After 16 years together, six of those years married, Jewel and Ty Murray are calling it quits.

In her blog, Jewel wrote ...

"My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce.

Oddly the very thing that Ty and I sought in coming together is the very thing we seek in separating. We both value growth. And growth became tragically and undeniably stifled as a couple, and we believe we can find it again in setting each other free. We truly believe we can find greater happiness apart than together, and this is why we are taking the enormous and heartbreaking step of divorce."

They were married in 2008 and welcomed a son, Kase, three years ago.

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.

-Ty and Jewel