I remember being so frightened by the prospect of living a life in public when I first got signed to a label.
I was a damaged and earnest child/folk singer, nothing like the slick and polished personas I saw on TV and in pop culture.
Instead we have chosen the much more difficult task of undoing ourselves stich by stich, and releasing each other with love so that we may take on our new form: dear friends and devoted co-parents of our beloved son Kase.
We have no desire to damage ourselves and each other in the process.
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.
Here's the complete text of the letter: 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.
She called their separation a “thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves,” a phrase similar to Gwyneth Paltrow “conscious uncoupling” used earlier this year.
Jewel and hubby Murray wanted to part with their friendship still intact, especially for their son.
Jewel announced today her separation from world champion rodeo cowboy Ty Murray, citing the need for “growth” that became “undeniably stifled as a couple.” The divorce was announced on Jewel’s website, where she released a statement.