Gwyneth Paltrow has always been a trendsetter and she probably will be till the day she dies. It seems even the way she lovingly divorced her husband Cris Martin (Rumor has it that the couple actually recoupled, so gentle and loving was the attempted uncoupling) is being imitated. Up next is Jewel, the award winning crooner and poet who announced her divorce from her rodeo cowboy husband, Ty, on her blog recently. According to CNN:
Jewel and Murray, a professional rodeo cowboy, married in 2008 after dating for 10 years. They welcomed their only child, son Kase, in 2011.
“Oddly the very thing that Ty and I sought in coming together is the very thing we seek in separating,” Jewel says in her blog. “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.”
As she shared her news, Jewel also thanked her fans for supporting her throughout her career — flaws and all.
“I am forever grateful for the acceptance and compassion I found in my fan base as I shared my deepest hurts and shames along side my moments of inspiration and truth,” the singer says. “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.”
Well, I feel some really good music in the works from Jewel on account of this. Out of these ashes, the girl will certainly win a Grammy or two. We’ wish them the very best in reconstructing their lives.