It has been a rocky few months for Jason Aldean's personal life. He made headlines when he was spotted locking lips in public on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles while in town for a concert. It made headlines because the woman was American Idol Season 11 contestant , now NBA cheerleader Brittany Kerr and not his wife of 12 years, high school sweetheart, Jessica Ussery. At the time a rep for the singer had said that Aldean and his wife were “having problems” and the couple separated shortly afterwards.
Aldean and Ussery had initially tried to reconcile in November, even walking the red carpet at an award show together back in November. On April 26, Aldean filed for divorce in Williamson County, Tennessee, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The divorce documents were filed under Jason Williams and Jessica Ussery Williams (Did You Know... Aldean was born Jason Aldine Williams.) TMZ has obtained the docs HERE
Though initially quiet on the topic, Aldean has released at official statement on the matter through PEOPLE magazine. In the statement Aldean says:
"This is a really tough time for my entire family. Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We've been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple. She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children. I know that we will both always make our daughters our number one priority. I've learned that everyone always rushes to judgement when they hear news like this. That's really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls' sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them."
The couple has two daughters together – Keeley, 10 and Kendyl, 5.
According to TMZ, sources connected to Brittany Kerr have confirmed that Aldean placed a “courtesy call” last week to inform Kerr of his divorce plans and warn her of the impending media firestorm. Kerr has since shut down her social media pages and has avoided the public eye.