Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife, and TMZ has sent us the official documents. The country music superstar married his high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery, who has been by his side since the start of his career. The pair were not together at the Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet earlier this month. Jason, whose last name is legally Williams, filed on April 26th, for irreconcilable differences. They have two daughters together, Keeley and Kendyl.
Jason released a statement late yesterday about his divorce proceedings:
“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.
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.”
EDIT: we have removed the divorce documents as personal information was not blacked out.