You don’t hear much about Jewel these days, eh? Unfortunately, today’s news isn’t necessarily positive – she’s divorcing her husband of six years, Ty Murray. It’s not SO bad, though – they seem to be in a good place about it according to her blog post – yes, she announced this on her website. Paging Gwyneth Paltrow!
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. Allowing ourselves the time and space to redefine what we are to each other with love rather than malice.
We have been so aware that it is easiest to use the inertia of anger to leverage two souls apart who have been bound together by so much living. By a child. But 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. We have no desire to damage ourselves and each other in the process. Who better than each other to bear witness to the heart ache of redefining our family? And who better as ally, while we learn to redraw ourselves in whatever new shape we find as separate people who are still striving to be the best versions of ourselves- as humans and as parents.
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.
I share all this with you because I wanted you to hear it from us, instead of the tabloids. I also share it because I have learned in these 20 years of living my life honestly in front of you, to trust that you will all honor and have reverence for how difficult this journey is, and allow us our process as we not only grieve the loss of our marriage, but also as we recreate ourselves in the ashes- for from all death we trust a phoenix rises.
Lastly, a message from us both: ??“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.”
I mean, that’s not even the whole blog post – before that, she was waffling on about her life’s journey and her struggles, etc. Also, while they have only been married for six years, they dated for ten years prior to that, so that’s where the 16 comes from (i.e. I’m not completely braindead).
Also, LOL to “tender undoing of ourselves”. Wow, that just took conscious uncoupling to a whole other level.
July 3, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Miranda Kerr, looking f-cking perfect. Or should I say, Kerrfect? Ha. Ha. HA.
Hey, who’s ready for best and worst celebrity looks of the week?! Everyone? Great! Take a look at some noteworthy looks from this week and then you tell me who wins for:
Here we go!
November 23, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Oh guys. I just don’t even know about this. It’s like we’re not even looking at Jewel anymore!
First, did you guys know that she’s been tapped to play a big-screen version (oh, right; another version) of June Carter and Johnny Cash’s life together? Yeah, I realize that it’s already been done, but apparently Jewel and Lifetime’s production company (the company that’s putting the movie out) didn’t get the memo. Or hear that Joaquin Phoenix is The Ultimate Johnny Cash (aside from, of course, Johnny Cash himself)? I guess not. But yeah, the movie’s called ‘Ring of Fire’, and it’s going to be on the Lifetime channel. Get some.
At any rate, here are a few photos of Jewel as June Carter, and some dude as Johnny Cash, on set of the new movie.
It’s like, God. Did they just up and say, “Hey, is there a female singer who’s not doing much of anything important these days that’s looking to get a total facial makeover and sing like June Carter?” and then someone said, “Well, you know, Jewel’s had that messed-up grill* for the longest time, so why not her?”
*Their words, not mine, guys.
June 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
Someone sent me one of those Facebook surveys titled “Firsts.” One question is, “What do you notice first about people?” For me, it’s teeth. If you have bad teeth, I can be your friend but I can never kiss you.
Jewel was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night and shared all the ways a snaggletooth can be a girl’s best friend…all in the form of a PSA.
My stance hasn’t changed.
March 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm by Wendie
17This Story Is About Jewel And Her Broken Legs But All I Can Concentrate On Right Now Is Her Weird Looking Boob
Being a contestant on Dancing With The Stars is really hazardous to one’s health. Jewel is officially out. She posted on all about the leg heartbreak on her blog:
Well, as many of you know I have been having trouble with my knees after rehearsing long hours for Dancing With The Stars. The doctors thought I had tendonitis, but when I wasn’t feeling better after some rest, I decided to get an MRI. When I heard the results I was in utter disbelief. The doctors told me that not one, but both of my legs were fractured!! He said my left one was particularly bad, and that I had to not only stop dancing, but stop walking and use crutches!!! He said I had just over done it with the rehearsals and training over the past few weeks and so my muscles became fatigued and transferred the overload of stress to the bones in my leg – causing the stress fractures! He says that type of injury can happen when athletes step up the amount or intensity of their training. Typical me- I throw myself 1000% into anything I do- that’s how I went from being homeless to where I am today- but I just had no idea I could over-do dancing!
Shock does not begin to describe it. I am heartbroken to say I will not be competing in this season of Dancing With the Stars. I’m sad I won’t get to go through the rest of the experience competing with my husband, Ty. I don’t really know what to say. I am sad and mad and disappointed and just blown away at all that has happened. I also feel particularly upset for my partner Dmitry. This is his first season on the show and he put so much work and thoughtful effort into training me. I really wanted America to see what a great dancer, choreographer and teacher he is. This wasn’t the way I wanted to go, but my health must come first. And so it is with regret I will not be able to compete this season, but I will be there to cheer my husband on every step of the way- he will just have to dance for the both of us now!
The good news is that my doctors say with rest and care, I will recover completely with no long-term damage. I hope I will be able to come back and compete on the show another season after my injury heals and get the chance to team up with Dmitry once again to show America our cha-cha!
Okay, why am I laughing that Jewel has been walking around with two broken legs? Ah…there is something seriously wrong with me.
Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell is also out with a meniscus tear that will require surgery. What the fuck do they have these C-listers doing at rehearsal? What I find most amazing is that two fairly in shape women have been taken down by DWTS and lardball Steve Wozniak still stands.
March 6, 2009 at 4:03 am by Wendie
After quietly dating rodeo man Ty Murray for ten years, Jewel finally tied the knot this weekend in the Bahamas.
“I dreamt about this day since I was a little girl on a ranch in Alaska,” Jewel said in a statement. “It was relaxed and romantic. I wore a traditional wedding gown and diamonds and he wore jeans and a button down shirt! Ty’s definitely my perfect prince.”
“We both have been so blessed in our lives,” Ty said. “We’re lucky to have each other and look forward to starting a family together.”
Why get married after ten years of dating?
She’s probably preggers already.