OFFSTAGE: What to Expect When Jewel’s Expecting

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I should’ve known something was up when Jewel tweeted a few days ago, “I’m making out w some Taco Bell right now … And I’m not even drunk.” That is always the first tip off that someone is expecting: the sober make-out session with Taco Bell. So now it’s officially official. Jewel and her husband Ty Murray are going to have a baby. “I took a pregnancy test and it was positive!” Jewel told People magazine about learning of the pregnancy on the set of her new Bravo TV show. “It was so hard to keep it a secret. I was worried I’d start throwing up on set and everyone would be like, ‘Oh, she’s pregnant.’” She’s now in her second trimester, so even though she has not announced the due date, I expect she’ll have a spring baby. And the timing couldn’t be better because Jewel is currently making a children’s album. So now that her maternal instinct is kicking in, I expect great things from that album. “I’m trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy,” she said.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.