Meet Ty Murray, the lucky cowboy who just married Jewel! Jewel and Ty have been dating ten years, so the wedding is no real surprise! See his biography, photos and video here.
“They got married Thursday on the beach in the Bahamas,” an insider reveals exclusively to us. “Jewel is thrilled! It was so romantic. She looked beautiful! Her dress is gorgeous. The ring is gorgeous. They can’t be happier!”
Ty Murray was born on October 11, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona. Both of his parents had rodeo experience, as his father was a rodeo hand and his mother was a young rider in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association. At the young age of two, Murray decided he wanted to be a rodeo champion. He won is first Buckle when he was only five. His experience and success only grew after that.
Ty Murray is in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest PRCA All-Around Rodeo Cowboy. He won the World All-Around Rodeo Champion title seven times, and was the top money earner in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding events at that time. Currently, he is the only man to have ever attained that many “All-Around Cowboy” titles.
Ty Murray met Jewel Kilcher, a gorgeous singer and songwriter whom he ended up marrying, through the rodeo as well. In 1999, Jewels father was an Alaska All-Around Rodeo Champion. Ty and Jewel met then, and have been a couple ever since. Together they have written songs and had some television appearances. He and Jewel wrote the hit “Til We Run Out Of Road,” and in 2007, Murray and Jewel appeared in the ABC reality television series Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race. Murray was also featured in the Miller Lite “Man Laws” series of commercials and iso a frequent announcer on televised PBR Bull Riding events. In 2007 CMT created Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge, a reality show in which Ty attempted to teach nine celebrities the art of bull riding. Ty is set to star in the upcoming season (season seven) of Dancing with the Stars.
As for Ty Murray and Jewel’s wedding, the two eloped in the Bahamas last night. Jewel released the following statement:
“I dreamt about this day since I was a little girl on a ranch in Alaska,” Jewel said in a statement. “It was relaxed and romantic. I wore a traditional wedding gown and diamonds and he wore jeans and a button down shirt! Ty’s definitely my perfect prince.”
See more pictures and video after the jump.
UPDATE: As an update on the original post, Ty has been officially announced as a cast member on DWTS!
The complete lineup for Dancing With the Stars season 8 is as follows. The new season premiers March 9 on ABC.
• Belinda Carlisle, 50, singer
• Stephen “Steve-O” Glover, 34, Jack-Ass reality-TV star|
• David Alan Grier, 53, comedian
• Shawn Johnson, 17, Olympic gymnast
• Jewel Kilcher, 34, singer, TV personality
• Lil’ Kim, 33, rapper
• Gilles Marini, 33, actor
• Ty Murray, 39, former rodeo cowboy
• Nancy O’Dell, 42, entertainment anchor
• Denise Richards, 37, actress
• Lawrence Taylor, 50, retired NFL player
• Chuck Wicks, 29, singer
• Steve Wozniak, 58, technology billionaire
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