Jewel Splits from Husband Ty Murray & Should Console Herself with These 6 Jewel Lyrics

In very sad news that will surely make her want to bust out the guitar and song-writing notebook, Jewel has split from her husband Ty Murray after six years of marriage. Murray, a professional bull rider and rodeo star, and Jewel got married in the Bahamas in 2008, but have been together for 16 years total. They have one son together, Kase, who is nearly three. Jewel announced the separation on her blog, and as celebrity separate blog posts go, this one really puts Gwyneth Paltrow's "conscious uncoupling" to shame.

Jewel writes,

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.

Jewel writes poetically about the decision she came to with her husband ("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 at length about her decision to share the news with fans ("While it is intimidating to live a life in the public, it has also been a privilege to make a living with my words, my thoughts, my feelings."). Clearly, she does not need to search for any power ballads about love and heartbreak to listen to during this rough time in her life, because she's more than capable of writing them herself and has done so for her entire career.

Here are a few of Jewel's own lyrics that she should turn to her in time of need:

Put on my coat in the pouring rain/ I saw a movie it just wasn't the same/ 'Cause it was happy or I was sad/ And it made me miss you oh so bad

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For when she just wants to let it all out. "You Were Meant for Me" such a sad song in this context. Please enjoy listening and crying.

Another day, another dollar, another war/ Another tower went up, where the homeless had their homes

This line from "Who Will Save Your Soul" can really give her some perspective. It's not so bad! There are worse things in the world!

If I could tell the world just one thing/ It would be that we're all OK/ And not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful

"Hands" will keep her positivity up. If she was able to tell the world she's okay — as she did in the blog post — then she can tell herself she's okay.

My hands are small, I know/ But they're not yours, they are my own

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Jewel writes in her blog post, "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." Those hands are her own! They will not be stifled!

I've been down so long/ Ooh, it can't be longer still/ I've been down so long/ That the end must be drawing near

"Down So Long" for when she needs to remind herself that she'll feel better eventually.

Do you love me/ Like I love you?/ Or am I standing still?

You're not standing still, Jewel! And neither of you are passing each other by. This was a joint decision.

Ps. Never forget that those hands are your own!