Jason Aldean files for divorce from wife Jessica Ussery

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Jason Aldean files for divorce from wife Jessica Ussery (1)

Jason Aldean has filed for divorce, after news of the couple’s split began to be reported last week.

The country singer announced the news via a statement that read: “This is a really tough time for my entire family. 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.”

Jason Aldean was photographed kissing former American Idol contest Brittany Kerr at a bar in October. At the time, Kerr said she didn’t know he was married, but was attacked via Twitter with nasty messages, which led to her shutting down her Twitter page completely.

TMZ reports the divorce filing came Friday in Tennessee, the same day word of the couple’s separation hit the news and “irreconcilable differences” was cited as the reason for the split.

Jason Aldean and Jessica Ussery had been together since they were teens. The couple would have been married 12 years in August. The couple has two children, 10-year-old Keely and 5-year-old Kendyl.

Photos by: Brian To/WENN.com

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