Everyone was super impressed with how close exes Jewel and Ty Murray remained after divorcing back in 2014.
Considering the two were together for 16 years and share now 4-year-old son Kase — we guess that makes sense!
In the latest issue of People, the 41-year-old singer admits coparenting isn't as easy as the former flames make it seem:
"It's work. I don't want people to think it's effortless – it's work to do this because you obviously don't get a divorce because things are going well. But it's letting those things live in the past."
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But the pair makes a huge effort to keep things amicable for their son, which meant:
"Realizing you're in a relationship forever, so learning to treat one another with respect and dignity and just doing the right thing for Kase."
While writing her memoir Never Broken, the beauty took a moment to evaluate her life and how she wants her little boy to view her:
"Going through a divorce really caused me to say, 'What kind of woman am I? What kind of woman do I want my son to know?'" says Jewel. "I wanted him, as he goes through his life, to have permission to redraw himself as many times as he needs. We have many chapters in our life, and we actually get to rewrite them."
As for Jewel, she's certainly taking advantage of her new beginning as she's been dating Indianapolis Colts quarterback Charlie Whitehurst for "almost a year."
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