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Jason Aldean is officially calling it quits with his wife of 12 years, Jessica. Jason filed for divorce in Williamson County, Tennessee last week, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has two children.

Aldean was photographed getting affectionate with former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr last September in Los Angeles. The singer issued an apology, but it seems his marriage never recovered. Jason attended the ACM Awards alone earlier this month in Las Vegas.

Aldean released a statement asking for privacy for his family saying, “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.  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 #1 priority.”

Jason also asked that fans take pause before taking sides. He says, “I’ve learned that everyone always rushes to judgment 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.”

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