Jason Aldean files for divorce from wife of nearly 12 years

Singer files after cheating scandal

“Baby, tell me why do I do that to you?” are the lyrics to a hit early in Jason Aldean’s career that he is currently living.  The country superstar has filed for divorce from his wife Jessica Ussery after nearly 12 years of marriage.  US Weekly confirms that Aldean filed the papers in Tennessee for “irreconcilable differences” on Friday (April 26th), the same day it was publicly reported that the couple had split.

This news comes seven months after Aldean was caught on camera kissing American Idol alum Brittany Kerr in a Hollywood night club last fall.  Aldean publicly apologized for the “cheating scandal” immediately and vowed to do whatever it took to save his marriage to his high school sweetheart and mother of his two young daughters — ten year old Keeley and five year old Kendyl.

“This is a really tough time for my entire family. Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers,” Aldean says of the divorce. “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, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our No. 1 priority.”

As with any marriage, couples go through ups and downs and were in a rough spot when the cheating scandal broke last October.  Aldean confessed the incident as a “mistake,” but reports indicate Aldean actually left his wife in January of this year.  The couple plans to keep the divorce as private as possible despite Aldean’s celebrity status.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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