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Jewel announced on Wednesday that she and husband Ty Murray have separated after nearly six years of marriage.

The country singer made the revelation in a lengthy post on her official website, writing, “My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce.”

“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,” she adds.

Jewel promises an amicable separation for the sake of their son Kase, saying, “We did not want anger to burn the ties that bound us. Instead we have chosen the much more difficult task of undoing ourselves stich by stich, and releasing each other with love so that we may take on our new form: dear friends and devoted co-parents of our beloved son Kase.”

The post also includes a message from both Jewel and Murray, explaining, “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.”

Jewel and Murray married in 2008 and welcomed Kase in 2011.

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