Country music superstar Jewel is dating an NFL quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts. Hint: It is not Andrew Luck.
Nope, it’s Colts backup signal caller and former Clemson Tiger Charlie Whitehurst. Whitehurst and Jewel attended Monday night’s National Championship Game with Jewel by his side. According to Jewel’s good friend and Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dells Instagram account, they’re officially an item:
Love running in to my pal @jewel on the field. Loved her from 1st time I met her & now she's dating a Clemson fella, Charlie Whitehurst= awesome! @clemsontigers @clemsonuniversity @clemsonalumni #jewel #followme #collegefootball #collegefootballplayoff #gotigers #byog #football #nancyodell #goodfriends #clemson #clemsongirl #clemsonfootball #nationalchampionship
Jewel in recent days has snapped several pics of her with Whitehurst to her Twitter account. Below, Jewel can be seen rooting for the Tigers in their Championship Game matchup with Alabama, alongside both O’Dell and Whitehurst:
Actor Robert Patrick was among the first people to be photographed with the high-profile couple. He met them backstage the the Austin City Limits concert series on Jan. 9:
In July 2014, Jewel and pro rodeo cowboy Ty Murray announced that they were divorcing after six years of marriage and 16 years together. The two have a young son, Kase, together.
Whitehurst appeared in four games for the Colts this past season, completing 16-of-32 pass attempts for 150 total yards and no touchdowns.