The 11-year marriage between Jason Aldean and Jessica Ussery is reportedly on the fritz. The couple has separated seven months after the 36-year-old country music star was photographed smooching ex-”American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr, according to Us Weekly.
A source tells Us that the couple parted ways in January. “There were obvious problems before the bar kiss, but he finally left earlier this year,” the source reports.
A rep for the “Crazy Town” singer stated, “I can confirm that Jason and his wife are having problems, but there is nothing more to share at this time. It’s a private family matter, and we hope everyone will respect that he would like to keep it that way.”
The high-school sweethearts were initially expected to stick it out. Two months before their reported split, Aldean told “CBS This Morning” that he and his wife intended to learn from the indiscretion and move on. Aldean said, “We’ve been together for a long time and through a lot of things together. Those are things that most people get to deal with in private, but we didn’t have the luxury of doing that. Any couple that’s been married for 30, 40, 50 years faces make-or-break moments.”
The couple has two young daughters, Keeley and Kendyl. “Our lives got turned upside down, and it’s been a learning process,” Aldean told Us when the scandal originally broke. “When there’s kids involved, that’s something you’ve always got to try and protect.”
The separation report comes on the heels of Ussery’s conspicuous absence from the ACM Awards on April 7th, when Aldean won the Male Vocalist of the Year award.
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