Jewel Cops to Kevin Costner Being a ‘Great Person,’ Amid ‘Intense’ Interest in Their Relationship

Fans have been wondering for months whether Jewel and former Yellowstone star Kevin Costner are an item. The singer, 49, and actor, 69, set tongues a wagging when they appeared together at a tennis fundraiser on Necker Island in December, but to date neither has commented publicly on their reported situationship.


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In a new interview with Elle magazine, Jewel, kind of, answered those burning questions, calling the two-time Oscar winner “a great person,” as she reportedly blushed and added, “the public fascination is intense for sure.” And that was it.

Neither star has offered any further insight into whether they are dating — Jewel was previously married to rodeo rider Ty Murray, with whom she has a 12-year-old son, and twice-married Costner’s second wife, Christine Baumgartner, filed for divorce last year after 18 years.

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This week the pair were on opposite coasts, with Costner bringing his passion project western Horizon: An American Saga to the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, while Jewel made a surprise appearance at Olivia Rodrigo‘s final MSG show in New York on Tuesday to help the “Vampire” singer close out the first leg of her North American GUTS tour.

The pair shared the stage for a performance of Jewel’s signature 1995 hit “You Were Meant For Me,” with Rodrigo gushing over the huge influence Jewel has had on her career. “She is such an incredible songwriter,” Rodrigo said. “When I first started writing my songs, I would listen to her album Pieces of You before I went to bed. She’s incredible and it’s such an honor that she’s here with me tonight.”