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Jewel, Charlie Whitehurst


Jewel is having a great 2016 so far.

After going public in January with her relationship with NFL star Charlie Whitehurst, the "Foolish Games" singer is enjoying her boyfriend's company on an exotic vacation to the British Virgin Islands. She has been sharing pics of their whirlwind trip on Instagram, making note of their multi-island adventures, which also happen to involve animals and delicious food.

"Had the best day today. @Cwhitey6 And I went to Necker Island for a short visit and lunch - hung with the Lemur (pics to follow) then hung at the very top of the big house," she captioned a pic of her and Whitehurst hanging on a boat. "Views of the entire BVI for days... So lovely."

Now that is definitely the ideal way to beat the winter blues! With gorgeous sunsets and sandy shores, these two must be having the time of their lives while taking a load off. Ironically, some of her time spent on one island was a tad colder than she expected.

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"Spent the last few days on Harbor Island- during a cold front! Freezing temps but finally nice the day we leave... Ha," she captioned a pic of her legs hanging out on the beach. "Now on to the BVI's w @iyachtclub to live on a boat for a week."

A source exclusively confirmed to E! News that Whitehurst and Jewel were dating and that "close friends and family" were "really happy for her."

"She really enjoys being around Charlie," the insider added. "He is a complete gentleman." 

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Jewel and her hunky beau have already taken to their relationship to the next level: She introduced him to her son, Kase Townes Murray, whom she shares with ex-husband Ty Murray. They were married for six years before she announced their divorce in July 2014.

"My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce. Ty and I have always tried to live the most authentic life possible, and we wanted our separation as husband and wife to be nothing less loving than the way we came together," she said. "Our dedication to our son is unwavering and we are both committed to being the best partners in raising our son."