Country superstar Jason Aldean and his wife have reportedly split, just months after he was snapped kissing American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr at a club in Los Angeles. Sources tell Us Weekly magazine that Aldean and Jessica Ussery parted ways in January (13). The couple did not attend the Academy of Country Music Awards together earlier this month (Apr13).
A representative for the singer tells the publication, “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.”
Aldean and his wife tried to work through the cheating scandal, which hit headlines in September (12), and sat down for a joint TV interview in November (12). The star apologised for acting “inappropriately” and “embarrassing” his wife and their kids. When asked how their relationship was following the incident, Aldean said, “I think we’re fine. I think anytime you go through anything like that… I mean it’s tough. 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.” The couple wed in 2001.