Jewel is pregnant
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
– Jewel is pregnant.
The singer broke the news on her web site today, "I have some exciting news... Ty and I are expecting! ."
Jewel married the rodeo star and went to the country side thereafter. She has released two albums with Big Machine.
Jewel's web site referred readers to the People web site. Jewel said she learned the news on the first day of her job as the co-host of Bravo's upcoming new reality show "Going Platinum." "I took a pregnancy test and it was positive," Jewel told People. "It was so hard to keep it a secret. I was worried I'd start throwing up on set and everyone would be like, 'Oh, she's pregnant.' "
No birth date was given, but Jewel is in her second trimester, People said. The couple has been trying for a baby for two years. "I have always been a workaholic, so I had to learn how to slow down and take care of myself in a different way," Jewel said.
The couple live on a 2,200-acre ranch in Texas.
"I'm trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy," said Jewel. "I feel really lucky."
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