Jewel and Ty Murray divorced after realizing they were growing apart instead of growing together

After sixteen years together, six of which married, Jewel and husband Ty Murray decided to divorce. They part as friends and co-parents in the most amicable way possible. In the meantime, both Ty and Jewel have moved on with new partners. Ty even got married last year.

16 years together

Ty Murray hugging wife Jewel

Ty Murray hugging wife Jewel

Jewel met future-husband Ty Murray at a rodeo event in 1999. They moved in together very soon after that but eloped only in 2008. A marriage that has been a long time coming is perhaps a step taken with care.

They probably didn’t have much of a honeymoon phase at that point and Ty was quoted as saying that they had felt like a married couple for a long time, which can hardly be surprising. They simply put a ring on it.

In July 2011 they finally had son Kase. Another deliberate decision, no doubt. Whilst the birth was not without complication, Jewel considered herself extremely lucky and the young family was over the moon happy, both parents adoring their new-born son.

They had a successful marriage in every way that matters. And they seem to be going in for a successful divorce.

If you have to face divorce, then try to make the best of the situation. When theirs was finalized, the ex-couple simply soldiered on, wishing each other happiness and perhaps even finding it.

‘Tender undoing’

Given how stable a couple they seemed to be, fans were certainly surprised, perhaps heartbroken, when Jewel took to her blog to announce their decision to go separate ways. She went to great lengths to explain their situation, apparently so that fans would understand where the couple was coming from. Not many people with any claim to any sort of fame do that.

But it allowed her to tell her story as she saw fit and not have the media endlessly speculate. Especially given that Jewel and Ty continued to be seen together after the announcement, never angry, always happy in their own way.

Sadly, Jewel said, she and Ty had realized that they were growing apart. There was no longer any room for them in their relationship to grow together and they realized the only way for them to continue to grow was individually.

Gigi Yallouz & Owain Yeoman at a jewellery event

Gigi Yallouz & Owain Yeoman at a jewellery event

She wrote in her blog: “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.”

Amicably co-parenting

It doesn’t seem as if the love between them ended. In fact, they appear to be best of friends still and are dedicated parents to their son, whom they wish to give the best possible experience during this process and who is their main concern. There does not seem to be any bad blood and, as with everything before, their divorce was a deliberate decision.

Albeit a painful one. After 16 years together and all the ups and downs that come with a long-term relationship, it is sad to realize that the relationship has run its course and it’s best to end it. All the previously shared joy as a couple would now be a thing of the past.

Jewel added in her blog: “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. …”

Luckily the two seem to be very successful in keeping their friendship alive and they get joy out of raising their son together. When couples divorce it is often spoken of a failed marriage. That cannot be said of the marriage of Jewel and Ty Murray. They had a successful marriage in every way that matters. And they seem to be going in for a successful divorce.

If you have to face divorce, then try to make the best of the situation. When theirs was finalized, the ex-couple simply soldiered on, wishing each other happiness and perhaps even finding it.

Moving on with new partners

Around 2015 Jewel reportedly began dating Charlie Whitehurst, an NFL football player. The two have been more or less officially an item since 2016 and they appear to be together still.

Charlie couldn’t be more different than Ty, at least in appearance. He’s huge, bearded and looks to be Ty’s polar opposite. Jewel clearly doesn’t have a set type, after all, she dated Sean Penn for a while in the 90s.

Jewel and Charlie have kept their relationship very low-key, though he did accompany her to Perth when she started her Australian tour there last year. Whether he may actually become her next husband remains to be seen.

In the meantime, Ty Murray has taken the plunge once again and married reporter Paige Duke. The two have been dating for quite some time and walked down the aisle in October 2017. Ty’s son with Jewel, Kase, served as his father’s best man, which was adorable. Jewel didn’t attend the wedding, though, but that might be taking even an amicable divorce a little too far.

Additional sources: thecelebscloset.com newsday.com eceleb-gossip.com hollywoodlife.com

Ty Murray & Jewel romantic photoshoot

Ty Murray & Jewel romantic photoshoot

Ty Murray & Jewel holding hands

Ty Murray & Jewel holding hands

Jewel & Ty Murray look great

Jewel & Ty Murray look great

Jewel & Ty Murray day out with son

Jewel & Ty Murray day out with son

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