Jason Aldean files for divorce
April 29th, 2013
03:16 PM ET

Jason Aldean files for divorce

Country singer Jason Aldean and his wife, Jessica, are officially splitting up.

Aldean filed for divorce on April 26 in Tennessee, the same day that reports circulated suggesting that the two were separating. A rep for Aldean could only confirm at the time that the couple's been "having problems."

In 2012, Aldean's marriage once again made headlines when he was spotted getting close with "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr at a bar.

Both Kerr and Aldean apologized, with the 36-year-old musician saying that "the truth" was that he "screwed up ... had too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at a bar. I left alone, caught the bus to our next show and that's the end of the story. I ultimately ended up embarrassing my family and myself."

Aldean and his wife have two daughters together, and on Monday, Aldean said in a statement that the divorce "is a really tough time for my entire family."

He and Jessica "have been together since we were teenagers," he went on. "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."

InĀ  his statement, Aldean asked that the public not be so quick to make assumptions, and allow the family to have some privacy.

"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," the singer said. "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."

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  1. antano1970

    best of luck to both of these guys

    March 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. amen and praise the lord


    June 15, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. Even a single woman knows...that is NOT the way it works..

    best of luck too both...hope they find others and will not have too live this way anymore...

    June 15, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |

    agreed good riddans to this nut once and for all...

    June 15, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Healthy Marriages

    good riddans this relationship is AWFUL.

    June 15, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nanaconn

    I am so disappointed in him!! He always talked about being a family man !! What a lie!!!! I feel so sorry for the children. I will never purchase anymore of his music and will tell all of my friends and family not to either. He use to be my favorite singer and I have been to concerts BUT never again. So disappointed!!!!

    June 15, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. denhunter

    Who?? Was this the guy on Seinfeld? I thought he was bald....this must be some hilljack cousin of the CNN editor.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Way too many problems that go deeper then blogging


    May 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jason is not gay...the marriage is the pits...

    how can this couple remain together

    May 6, 2013 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. the couple is worse then everyone thought ...could he be gay?

    awful news.

    May 6, 2013 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. the couple is worse then everone thought ...could he be gay?

    awful news...

    May 6, 2013 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. The couple is worse then everyone thought...

    sorry they are separting...

    May 6, 2013 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. Do not know her == thanks.

    He needs too start fresh

    May 6, 2013 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. tool updates

    1. pictures
    2. fone
    3. movies and continued smearing===

    May 6, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jessica sucks at movie production--Legal Separation is the best too go.


    May 6, 2013 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  16. they have been leading separate lives for awhile...

    you can't do that forever.

    May 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Agrav8td

    She needs to do something with her hair.

    May 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Alucard

    This year's newest country hits:
    My mullet fell off
    This beer is warm
    My 'Ferd broke down
    It ain't mine, I used a cond0m
    Should this sore be open like this?
    Bltches be crazy(in the bed of my pickup)
    My dog Wilbur
    My dog Wilbur got run over by my 'Ferd when she ran off
    Up to my neck in overalls

    ahhhh yes, good times

    May 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Robin Quivers

    ...and so do my lovely jugs

    May 2, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  20. Muh

    i need a condition treatment then school...by all and i hope your evenings are miserable.

    May 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Meh

    At least the theme of the next country hit wont be hard to figure out.

    May 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. The marriage could not survive anymore punishment.


    April 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. bi polar wife

    thank god its over

    April 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. this is why the marriage is sour....because of that


    April 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  25. I like his hat


    April 30, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  26. Dark Justice

    Its very sad that people can hate in that way..

    April 30, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  27. Worst Marriage In History

    Right guys...glad its finally over.

    April 30, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  28. Justin Timberlake's Marriage

    Much more healthy

    April 30, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  29. Staying with someone because they have funds is not a marriage.

    a marriage is based on love, emotional support and if you not getting that you someone has too make the decision and leave.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  30. All the money in the world

    does not work for me.....i want a man who loves me...

    April 30, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  31. I'm surprised the marriage lasted this long...


    April 30, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  32. You can have all the money in the world...

    if the relationship is not working it will never work. this couple had the guts too admit it was over.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  33. DownsideToRelationships

    this is not a marriage like justin timberlakes or Ivanka Trump which is based on true emotions this is marriage that's been having problems for years....and now they can figure out the details and move on....do not misunderstand me i do not like divorce but we cannot hold on too something that is just not there anymore.

    April 30, 2013 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  34. Emotional Attachment

    emotion is the key too the marriage....anyone can bone...but its the emotions between 2 people is what holds the whole marriage together and that is why they separated because there was nothing there...

    April 30, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  35. this couple never appeared too be emotionally together

    people with these types of marriage do not go forward.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  36. Separated

    these 2 have been separated for a very long time...divorce was the right way too go in this dysfunction

    April 30, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  37. Marriage

    The marriage is not good and they had too make a decision...

    April 30, 2013 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  38. tm

    it was time...the marriage was not working.

    April 30, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  39. Jackie Martling

    I likeeeee BEEEEEEEEEER

    April 30, 2013 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  40. Lizard Lance

    Divorce is good for country singers. It gives them material to write songs about when there are no more dogs, trains, drinks, trucks, and lipstick.

    April 30, 2013 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  41. M. Y. Ballsitch

    He's been looking to trade up to a newer, sportier model for some time now...

    April 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Trynelle

    He looks like some kind of embicile or something. Maybe a gay one.

    April 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Marie N. Marcus

    don't say that..

    April 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jenn

    I hope she sues him for everything he's got.

    April 29, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monica

      Sue? For what? Thats what is wrong with our society...money hungry hoes like yourself....

      April 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Sad This Happened (not kidding)

    they have been having problems for a very very long time–

    April 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  46. TFan

    good luck too both...they are both young they will meet others

    April 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Nance


    April 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  48. MT

    sorry it didn't work out....good luck too both

    April 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  49. bj

    i like jason aldean they look like a nice couple sorry re:split

    April 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |

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