Singer Jewel and her husband TY MURRAY have split after almost six years of marriage.

The couple wed in August, 2008 and welcomed son Kase in 2011, but now the pair has decided to part ways.

Announcing the break-up on her official website, the country star writes, "My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce...

"Our dedication to our son is unwavering and we are both committed to being the best partners in raising our son."