Yesterday, JEWEL and her husband TY MURRAY announced that they're getting divorced.  And no, Jewel didn't refer to it as a "conscious uncoupling."  Her description was EVEN WORSE.


On her blog, she said, quote, "For some time we have been engaged in 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 with malice."


This is Gwyneth's doing.  Henceforth divorce is a thoughtful, conscious action that results from true enlightenment and leads to the betterment of all parties involved . . . not a sign that you SUCKED AT MARRIAGE.  This is going to get annoying.


Oh well . . . back to the particulars:  Jewel and Ty got married in 2008.  She's 40, he's 44.  They have a 3-year-old son named Kase.