Country star Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife, Jessica Ussery just a few months after his cheating scandal. After 12 years of marriage Jason has cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for the split with his wife. “This is a really tough time for my entire family. Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple,” Aldean exclusively told PEOPLE in a statement. “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 number one priority.”
Last November Jason was spotted kissing “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr, but his wife Jessica stood by him at that time. Jason has asked for privacy at this time, “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.”
Aldean and Ussery wed in 2001 and have 2 kids together,Keeley, 10, and Kendyl, 5 .