Jewel and Ty Murray: We’re Having a Boy!

01/24/2011 at 07:00 AM ET
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Jewel and Ty Murray can finally start painting their nursery.

“We would have been happy either way, of course, but we are so excited to be 
having a little boy,” the singer, 36, tells PEOPLE.

The couple, who are expecting their first child this summer, had been
 waiting to find out the sex of their baby before finalizing a remodel of 
their guest room at their 2,200-acre ranch in Texas.

“I have to admit, I was doing a little dance on our way out of the doctor’s
office when we found out!” says Murray, a nine-time World Champion rodeo

Jewel, who earlier this month announced her pregnancy to PEOPLE, had been 
trying for two years to have a baby with Murray.

The singer received the happy news on her first day as a host of Bravo’s upcoming songwriting
 competition Platinum Hit, which costars former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. Jewel is also
 working on a children’s album.

— Ulrica Wihlborg

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lisa on

Cool.a future pbr cowboy! Congrads to both.

Mina on

When is she due, like what month? June, July, August? I still think they will name thier kid Wyatt or Cody. lol

Mia on

Those are cute names.

If they just found out the sex it means she’s in 4 month mark so she’s probably due around June.

Allison J on

How wonderful for them! I, too, think they will name their child a “cowboy” type name. Too cute!

M on

Haha just happy they have an answer, I guess. Since knowing the sex makes it’s so much more real for the dad-to-become, I can imagine the huge happiness!

Paige on

Congratulations! Cute that they’re having a little cowboy. 🙂

Erika on

They seem so sweet and down to earth and I am so happy for them. I thought it would be a boy and I was right! I’m wondering when her new show starts, it looks really interesting!

Brooke on

i am predicting Ryder, given his father’s profession…..

Nella on

Congrats! I don’t know why, but I had a feeling they would have a little boy. I am excited to hear what their baby’s name will be.

Tee on

Aw, I can really see them with a son! How exciting!

CelebBabyLover on

Mia- Actually, it’s possible to find out the sex before the 4 month mark (although it’s a little less accurate before then!). That being said, the post announcing her pregnancy said she’s in her second trimester, so I’m guessing she is about four months along and due in June. 🙂

Holiday on

Congrats! Boys are so much fun! I love having a son!

chick on

girls are fun too, depends how children are raised.

ELO on

I was predicting a boy as well! Congratulations!

@Mina- Wyatt was the name I was thinking too

CelebBabyLover on

chick- Nobody said that girls aren’t fun!

danica on

CelebBabyLover, kindly stop picking on what everybody says. It’s rude and unnecessary. On a happier note, congrats to Jewel and Ty on their baby boy. I really thought they were going to have a girl, but I guess I was wrong!

Lis on

I’m thinking they might name him Wyatt too!!!

Also, has she opened up more about her 2 year struggle? Did they conceive this baby naturally?

And HOW COOL would it be if she came out with a Lullubys CD??!!! I absolutely love Jewel! Her voice is sooo pretty!!! I really hope she does!!!

CelebBabyLover on

Lis- She hasn’t said how the baby was concieved. However, she DID say in the article announcing the pregnancy that she took a pregnancy test and it was positive. From what I understand, when you use fertility treatments to concieve, you are instructed NOT to take a home pregnancy test, and instead you go back to the clinic a few days after the procedure for a blood test to check for pregnancy.

But that being said, I’m unsure whether that applies when you use fertilty drugs only to concieve (as opposed to fertilty drugs with IVF or a similar procedure). So perhaps Jewel took fertility drugs. 🙂

CS on

@Lis & CelebBabyLover: None of your flipping business!

Glenda Peacock on

Congratulations wishing you all the best

Glenda Peacock