NEW YORK -- Singer Jewel and her husband are divorcing after a 16-year relationship.

The 40-year-old writes in a letter posted on her website that she and Ty Murray want their separation to be nothing less loving than the way we came together.

A representative for the singer confirmed the news Wednesday.

Jewel and Murray were married in 2008. They have a son named Kase.

MOBILE USERS: Click here to view photos of the couple over the years.

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