Splitsville for Jewel & Rodeo Hubby Ty Murray

Published on: July 2, 2014
Photography by: WireImage
Splitsville for Jewel & Rodeo Hubby Ty Murray

Singer JEWEL and rodeo star hubby TY MURRAY call it a day after six years of nups.

Jewel posted the sad news via her official blog on Wednesday, July 2.

"Dear World. It is infinitely strange to write those words, especially considering the personal nature of the topic, which is the purpose of my writing today. But the truth is I have lived my life in the public eye since I was nineteen. And 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," the 40-year-old wrote.

"Which brings me to this highly personal announcement today," she continued. "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 added.

"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."

And while the pair "both value growth" this is rather "heartbreaking".

Get along lil’ doggies…