'We did not want anger to burn the ties that bound us.
Instead we have chosen the much more difficult task of undoing ourselves stitch by stitch, and releasing each other with love so that we may take on our new form: dear friends and devoted co-parents of our beloved son Kase.'Jewel wrote on her blog: '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.
The couple went public with their romance at Mondays' BCS National Championship game in Glendale Ariz., where Whitehurst's alma mater the Clemson University Tigers lost 40-45 to Alabama's Crimson Tide.
"Entertainment Tonight" host (and Clemson alumna) Nancy O'Dell posted a photo with the pair on Instagram stating they were an item. Loved her from 1st time I met her & now she's dating a Clemson fella, Charlie Whitehurst= awesome!
@clemsontigers @clemsonuniversity @clemsonalumni #jewel #followme #collegefootball #collegefootballplayoff #gotigers #byog #football #nancyodell #goodfriends #clemson #clemsongirl #clemsonfootball #nationalchampionship A photo posted by Nancy O' Dell (@nancyodell) on The "Foolish Games" singer joined O'Dell and Whitehurst, who showed their support for their alma mater Clemson, at the College Football Playoff National Championship in Glendale, Arizona.
See the most-read stories in Entertainment this hour Jewel, full name Jewel Kilcher, also shared two pics of the athlete on Instagram, one was a more subtle snapshot of Whitehurst from behind on Monday that she captioned: "Here in Phoenix for the National Championship #gotigers"The new romance comes about a year and a half after the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter announced her "tender undoing" from her husband of six years, professional bull rider Ty Murray, with whom she shares a 4-year-old son named Kase.
@clemsontigers @clemsonuniversity @clemsonalumni #jewel #followme #collegefootball #collegefootballplayoff #gotigers #byog #football #nancyodell #goodfriends #clemson #clemsongirl #clemsonfootball #nationalchampionship A photo posted by Nancy O' Dell (@nancyodell) on Jewel and the football pro also saw Alejandro Escovedo perform at the Leonard Cohen Experience on Saturday, January 9.
"I'm excited to share the stories behind some of my favorite and most personal songs in such an intimate setting."Follow me on Twitter @Nardine Saad.
“Here in Phoenix for the National Championship #gotigers,” Jewel, 41, wrote alongside an Instagram photo of Whitehurst, 33, walking on the field on Monday.
She has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide.
Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You, released on February 28, 1995, became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 15 times platinum.