August 10, 2008 / 4:52 PM / in 9 years

Jewel marries rodeo star in Bahamas

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Jewel eloped with her rodeo-star boyfriend in the Bahamas on Thursday, People magazine reported. The 34-year-old singer married Ty Murray, 38, during a private ceremony, the magazine said, quoting Jewel’s publicist.

<p>Singer Jewel poses at the Virgin Unite's "Rock The Kasbah" benefit reception in Hollywood, California July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Jewel said on her Web site on Wednesday that she and Murray were heading to the Caribbean islands for six days with two friends.

The pair, who live on a ranch in Texas, had been together for more than a decade. Jewel, whose last name is Kilcher, achieved fame in the mid-1990s with such pop-folk tunes as “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “Foolish Games.” She recently released a country album and served as a judge on the TV talent show “Nashville Star.”

Murray is a legend on the rodeo circuit, winning the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s All-Around world championship title a record seven times.

Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Vicki Allen.

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