Not the rote "irreconcilable differences," though that shouldn't be totally cast aside just yet since it's a legal answer.
It was growth."Oddly the very thing that Ty and I sought in coming together is the very thing we seek in separating. And growth became tragically and undeniably stifled as a couple, and we believe we can find it again in setting each other free," Jewel wrote.
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The Grammy-nominated folk singer made the announcement on her blog Wednesday, giving a detailed explanation of their union's "thoughtful and tender undoing" in a post titled "Dear World.""My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce," wrote the 40-year-old "You Were Meant For Me" singer, whose full name is Jewel Kilcher.
Who better than each other to bear witness to the heart ache of redefining our family?
And who better as ally, while we learn to redraw ourselves in whatever new shape we find as separate people who are still striving to be the best versions of ourselves- as humans and as parents."As for the reason for their split?
The singer wed the professional bull rider, 44, in the Bahamas in 2008 after dating for 10 years.
Jewel said that she made the announcement on her blog because she wanted fans to hear it directly from herself and Murray rather than "the tabloids." And, as if taking a page out of Gwyneth Paltrow's "conscious uncoupling" playbook, the singer completely re-branded the breakup."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 explained.
Since their split, the two have remained committed to co-parenting son Kase and they've even maintained an amicable relationship—but the four-time Grammy winner worked hard to get to a place of self-acceptance, throwing herself into her memoir and her new music in the wake of her shocking breakup.