Jewel and husband Ty Murray are breaking up after sixteen years together and six years of marriage.
The singer broke the news via a blog post on Wednesday, saying she and Ty have thought long and hard about how best to handle it.
"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," she said. "For some time we have been engaged in 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 with malice."
Jewel and Ty got married in 2008 with a small, intimate ceremony in the Bahamas. They have one child - son Kase Townes, who will be three next week.
"Our dedication to our son is unwavering and we are both committed to being the best partners in raising our son," Jewel continues. "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 – we wish only what is best for our son."
To read Jewel's full statement, click here.