Stars' Shocking Breakups

From Jewel and Ty Murray to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, look back at the splits that surprised us all

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Updated: Wednesday Jul 02, 2014 | 01:00 PM EDT

JEWEL & TY

"My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce," the country star wrote on her blog on July 2, 2014, announcing her split from pro bull rider Murray, her husband of nearly six years. "For some time we have been engaged in private and difficult, but thoughtful and tender undoing of ourselves," she continued, "allowing ourselves the time and space to redefine what we are to each other with love rather than with malice." In a separate post on her website, the couple affirmed their commitment to their son, Kase, 3.