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Jewel Announces Pregnancy on Twitter

Singer is expecting her first child with rodeo champ husband

January 11, 2011 4:10 PM ET
Jewel and her husband Ty Murray.
Jewel and her husband Ty Murray.
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Jewel's got a brand new reason to pick up her guitar and sing a happy song: She's going to be a mom.

After trying to conceive for two years, the singer and co-host of Bravo's Going Platinum is expecting her first child with husband Ty Murray, her rep confirms to UsMagazine.com.

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"Ty and I are so excited!" the star (full name: Jewel Kilcher), 36, Tweeted on Tuesday. Her rep confirms that she is now in her second trimester.

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After meeting in 1999, the "Who Will Save Your Soul" singer and rodeo champ Murray, 41, eloped at the Cove Atlantis in the Bahamas in August 2008.

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The couple currently lives on a 2,200 acre-ranch in Texas. As it happens, Jewel released Lullaby — a collection of songs for kids — back in 2009.

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