Singer Jewel Kilcher and rodeo star Ty Murray have announced that they’re expecting their first child. Though the couple married in 2008 after a decade together, and have basically been trying to conceive since the nuptials (it’s not for nothing she released an album of children’s songs called Lullaby in 2009). “I have always been a workaholic, so I had to learn how to slow down and take care of myself in a different way,” she told People. Not that she’s stopping work—Jewel’s is working with ex-Idol judge Kara DioGuardi on the new singing competition show Going Platinum.
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Wedding days are typically joyous, public affairs, filled with friends, family and attention. But when you’re a celebrity, they can take on the air of a black-ops mission. With more secrecy and lies than the Bush administration, Beyonce and Jay-Z attempted to pull off their rooftop wedding with little notice — and kept their nuptials under wraps until the day of, when deliveries to Jay’s apartment piqued interest. Also under deep, deep cover: Ryan Reynolds locked down his status as Luckiest Bastard Ever when he married Scarlett Johansson in a sneaky ceremony in a remote part of Canada — the event was kept so quiet, that’s all we know about it! Even though Ellen Degeneres and Portia DiRossi televised their bliss, no one knew about it until the day it aired on her show, which is one way to get an exclusive. Another set of nuptials that went down with a minimum of public attention? Jewel and boyfriend of ten years Ty Murray, who married in the Bahamas this summer.
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Rodeo star Ty Murray has finally made an honest woman out of Lilith Fair participant and Nashville Star judge Jewel Kilcher. While Jewel is reported to have worn a traditional gown, Ty chose blue jeans and a cowboy hat—possibly because he owns nothing else. Jewel recently claimed that, following ten years of unmarried cowboy bliss, she didn’t see much reason to get hitched unless kids were on the way. So does this mean she’s preggers? But no matter what’s in the oven—these wedding bands? They are her own. [People]