Jewel and her husband Ty Murray have split. She made the announcement on her blog on Wednesday. They have been together for 16 years and married for the past six.

She writes, "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 says that she and Ty plan on remaining friends and are committed to parenting their three-year old son Kase together.