Jewel is dating NFL quarterback Charlie Whitehurst: cute couple?


Singer Jewel, no stranger to dating rough and rugged guys, is now hooked up with the man known as “Clipboard Jesus”, Indianapolis Colts backup QB Charlie Whitehurst.

The Grammy award singer, 41, and the football hero, 33, were together at Monday night’s college football title game between Alabama and Clemson. I’m sure they were rooting for the Tigers, as Charlie played for Clemson back in his college days. And, hey, it’s not like Charlie had anything better to do, like go to the NFL playoffs. I really shouldn’t mock, as I’m a Dolphins fan, and we had a much worse season.

Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell posted a photo of herself along with the happy couple on her Facebook page with the caption, “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!”

A photo posted by Nancy O’Dell (@nancyodell) on

A source tells E! News that the couple have been together “for a while”, adding, “They are boyfriend and girlfriend, and its official. They have been having a great time with each other.” The source also told E! that Charlie is “great with kids”, which is good news for Jewel’s 4-year-old son, Kase. Like many of the couples I know, Jewel has posted a few pics indicating that she and Charlie were dating, like this one from the title game and one of the couple with Terminator 2 star Robert Patrick at a recent concert. You wouldn’t know Charlie was dating Jewel by the looks of his Instagram, but I am not complaining, as he’s used his page to post some yummy shirtless pictures, including this one of him on a boat with the caption, “On a boat yesterday. I was instructed to share this.” Whoever instructed him to do this gets my gratitude.


There’s also one of him working out while sporting a man bun. That’s like serving Filet Mignon on a paper plate but I’ll let it slide this time.

Admittedly, I’m not a big Jewel fan, especially after she abandoned her folk roots to be a pop star and shill women’s razors. I am, however, a sucker for the long-haired players in the NFL (I’m looking at you, Clay Matthews) and Charlie is a hottie. But, hey, I’m also a fan of two people finding love. Good going, Jewel.

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  1. lisa2 says:

    Gosh I didn’t recognize her at all. She looks like a completely different person. Especially in the pictures wearing that floral dress.

    • CG says:

      Yeah, what did she do to her face? I’m kind of getting Drew Barrymore vibes from a couple of the pics.

      Also, it’s hilarious Corey mentioned that razor Jewel shilled, because I heard the song that played in those commercials on the radio the other day, and the first thing I thought of was that razor! Total blast from the past.

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        She fixed her teeth a bit (not 100% tho-she likes her ‘snaggle tooth’ too much to fix them completely). And she’s just aged. She used to have a really full baby face which has leaned out as she’s gotten older and slightly thinner.

    • Esmom says:

      I see Naomi Watts in her face, too. Her legs are amazing.

      • jinni says:

        I was thinking she looks like Watts too. First Renee Z, now Jewel. Why are these women turning into Naomi Watts?

    • DesertReal says:

      No. The crazy face award goes to Nancy in that group pic. DaFaq!?

  2. GiGi says:

    Oh yes. He’s my type – approve!

    • delphi says:

      I’m digging the fact he actually has chest hair. A rarity in this era of man-scaping. I like cuddle fuzz. Not Tom Selleck-level yeti pelt, but Charlie has it working.

      And @Corey…back off my Clay. *pulls foamy-cheese sword from belt*

  3. Detritus says:

    Damn girl. That is a major step up from the boiled ham that is Penn.

    • Esmom says:

      She was with Penn? I had no idea.

      • Little Darling says:

        Penn was her first*hollywood* boyfriend when she was shilling her first album. He came in and redid her video for foolish games, I think.

        While I was at college in Boston, there was a little coffee house where an incredibly talented 19 year old baby Jewel would play acoustic folk songs for free. She was absolutely amazing, and so nice to all of us intellectual, angst ridden college kids who were her her age, and who she clearly understood were her main fan base (this was 1995).

        We went back week after week and watched the coffee house get more packed and more packed. I have pics of all of my friends and I with her, showing her around town. I still have the demo CD with tongue in cheek songs like Flower and Race Car Driver and rough, raw cuts of Who will Save your soul. AMAZING!l raw talent.

        It was very interesting to see her career take off, and the suddenly see her in celebrity gossip with Sean Penn. When she made the change into pop music with that catchy song Intuition I remember being like WTF, but at that point I had moved on a bit, musically.

        She also recently did a video undercover at a karaoke bar that reminded me of her gorgeous pure voice.

        Point of the story: my 40 year old adult self has the softest spot for Jewel. I probably always will!

      • claire says:

        I love that undercover Karaoke vid. I go back and watch it every once in a while. Her voice is stunning.

      • Esmom says:

        Little Darling, great story. How fun to watch someone make it to the “big leagues.” I can see why you’d have a soft spot for her.

  4. raptor says:

    I’ve got residual Jewel love from middle school, and want nothing but the best for the Clemson Tigers, so I’ll vote cute.

    Hope she consoled him after Monday’s loss.

  5. Cate says:

    I went to highschool with Charlie, he was the year above me. This is weird.

  6. Esmom says:

    They seem really cute. And on behalf of my superfan son, go Colts!

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Sorry, but the man bun, the shirtless selfie, the necklaces, the bracelet, the Lancôme sunscreen…my douchebag meter is spinning off the rails.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.aybe he’s not a douche, but his attractivness level has gone way down because of that.

    • platospopcorn says:

      RIGHT???? Never trust a man wearing more than ZERO necklaces…

      • Carol says:

        Must confess that hubby had a gold necklace when we first met. Turned out his mother gave it to him one Christmas. We were together six months when he (unprovoked) took it off and asked me to put it in my jewelry box to keep just in case she asked about it. I think he was pleased to let it go. You can trust a man with one necklace, but definitely get the facts first!

    • Little Darling says:

      Right, which is too bad because minus the whiff of pretension and omitting the man bun, he definitely physically presents as the type of hairy, beardy man that I adore.

      However, not hip to hipster shorts, necklaces, manbunning, posing on boats and using the products my mom does. Haha.

    • claire says:

      Yeah, it’s too much. But if I came across him like this, I’d be like, hmmm, this is interesting and hot:

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      All the other stuff, maybe, but perhaps it’s HER sunscreen?

      In other times, manly men were ‘allowed’ to wear jewelry (see: Sir Walter Raleigh), maybe it’s a change in style again for younger guys?

      It’s hard for me to grok the man bun and I had to look up “lumbersexual” last week after seeing guys who looked like they came off the Smith Bros. cough-drop box, but if women are allowed to change their looks, why not men? Why can’t they be interested in their appearance, follow trends and make changes just like women are expected to?

      If younger-guy necklaces come along with the ability to cook, clean, take care of children even if it means career sacrifice, listen to and respect women more than some older guys who are necklace-free, pay women and share power fairly, I’m in. If they’re just about vanity and image, which seems to be the case Depp-style, I’m not.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I don’t mind the look, I mind the fact that he posted a picture of his abs on a yacht while drinking champagne. I find that unattractive. Like, when a guy posts a gym selfie his hotness level goes way down. Same thing here.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Good point about men being allowed to follow trends as women do. He’s just wearing and doing too many trendy things at once – for me. Somebody else might like it.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I forgot she wasn’t married anymore. And she does look a little different.
    They seem happy together so congrats.

  9. Jack Daniels is my Patronus says:

    I love that you are calling him an NFL hero… he played in 4 games and averaged 4 yards per play..

    • Esther says:

      lol same with Emma Watsons ex, he played at Uni and was presented like he was the Michael Jordan of his sport.

  10. It'sJustBlanche says:

    Maybe it’s being from Alaska where there’s not a lot of sun, but she has aged remarkably well. She looks amazing.

    • Sarah01 says:

      Yes she has because her face doesn’t look frozen or tight. She does have nice legs. If saw her on the street if think late 20′s or early 30′s.

  11. Snowflake says:

    He’s good looking but idk about man buns. What do you ladies think? If his hair is in a bun, does it kill it?

    • Little Darling says:


      Ugh, I can only imagine the hair NOT in the manbun which to me is so unattractive, men with long hair. Even shoulder length. That will automatically kill any wet panty alert for me.

    • bella says:

      Hair in a man bun does it for me.
      This guy is great looking – so much so that the jewelry isn’t turning me off.
      The late Michael Hutchence of INXS is my ideal, to give perspective.

      Jewel looks amazing, but def different in the face/eyes.

      I was sad when she divorced her country cowboy husband Ty.
      I liked her more seeing her with a sweet unpretentious guy.
      But seeing her with more of a hunky guy seems more what one would expect I guess – if that makes sense…

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I dislike both the man bun and the bear.

  12. Goats on the Roof says:

    Roll Tide is really all I got. 😎🏈🐘

  13. Mrs. Darcy says:

    He’s hot, good for her! I don’t see Nancy O’Dell’s face much anymore because I’m not in America, holy fillers Batman!

  14. Lama Bean says:

    Only picture doing it for me is the shirtless boat pic. The man bun, bad shorts, and stupid caption turn me off big time.

  15. Ramp a Q. says:

    I love her, more Jewel stories please.
    Her access pass says Jewel Murray – I didn’t know she took Ty’s name.

  16. Hazel says:

    I liked her cute cowboy husband.

  17. mandygirl says:

    I think he’s hot. He looks a lot like my husband.

  18. Tig says:

    We should all have his luck- $$$$ paycheck and will prob still be able to walk in his 50s bec of the previously noted lack of playing time. And now Jewel-!! You go Charlie! Now off to buy lottery ticket-lol.

  19. Cinderella says:

    I will forever love her with Ty. Charlie is a mediocre QB and is way too hairy.

  20. Candy says:

    Damnnnnnnn! He is FINE

    • Carrie says:

      Candy, you wrote exactly what I was going to say! He is hot. How could I have not known about him until now? (I will excuse the man bun.)

  21. Rocket says:

    Jewel is a beautiful woman and doesn’t seem to have aged since her first album about 20 years ago. This couple reminds me of Hayden Panettier (?) and her hubby, though Jewel’s probably taller than Hayden. He looks sleazy!

  22. Rockin Robin says:

    That is one big, sexy hunk of man! Yes girl! Hope it works out!

  23. kanyekardashian says:

    Whoever wrote this needs to do some research, starting with reading Jewel’s book, Never Broken. She never sold out or “shilled” womens’ razors. Her mother was her manager and swindled her out of a lot of money and made bad deals without consulting her daughter. One of those deals was with Gillette and Jewel was forced to come up with a pop song to sell one of their razors called the ‘Intuition’. She couldn’t get out of the deal so she had to write the song, and she had to make up some of the money her mother stole from her. Jewel’s latest album is ALL folk, not pop. She’ll probably never make another pop album again.