Jewel says she kept the relationship on the DL because she wanted to become famous for her music, not her personal life.
"I was determined not to be 'discovered' because I was dating someone in the public eye," she explains.
"We spoke on the phone a lot and he was a fantastic flirt and I did not mind one bit," she says. I put that man through his paces and he took it in stride.
He began to court me in earnest, following me around on tour, acting as my de facto roadie." "I moved very slowly with him but he was a persistent and inventive suitor, and I enjoyed it immensely," she continues, adding that he was a big fan of her music.
Otto's wife of over 20 years, Charlotte is originally from Northern California.
Looking for adventure, this pioneer-minded woman set out for Alaska in 1978 to work as a wildlife biologist.
"One day my dad came to find me, saying, 'Jewel, you must be getting some kooky fans out there in the Lower 48.
Some guy just prank-called and said he was Sean Penn.' 'No s**t,' I said, chuckling. ' 'I hung up on the weirdo,' my dad said." Turns out, it was really him though -- and, after he called again, Penn revealed he wanted her to compose a song for his film “The Crossing Guard." She did and the two became closer and closer.
In her new memoir, "Never Broken," Jewel reveals she and Sean Penn were an item back in the mid-'90s, when he was on a break with future-wife Robin Wright.
The actor contacted her after watching her perform on Conan O'Brien's show in 1995. there was electricity and a phone line," Kilcher reveals of the day Penn made first contact.