It was on the first day of work as co-host of reality TV show Going Platinum that she did a pregnancy test and discovered it was positive.
“I took a pregnancy test and it was positive! 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,'” the singer said People.
Now in her second trimester, she and her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray, can share the good news calmly.
The couple, who married in August 2008, has worked hard to become parents in the past two years. “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 reveals.
Now, Jewel and Ty are arranging their huge ranch in Texas and the singer is working on an album of songs for children.
“I’m trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy. I feel really lucky,” she gushes.