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Updated: 1:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Posted: 1:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship

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Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship photo
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 Burrell want their separation “to be nothing less loving than the way we came together.” Jewel and Burrell were married in 2008. They have a son named Kase. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship photo
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 Burrell want their separation “to be nothing less loving than the way we came together.” Jewel and Burrell were married in 2008. They have a son named Kase. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Invision/AP, File)
Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship photo
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)
Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship photo
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)
Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship photo
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)

The Associated Press

NEW YORK —

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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Jewel's blog post: http://www.jeweljk.com/articles.html?n_id=1663

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