In what is probably not the most surprising news to anyone who has kept track of Jason Aldean's actions within the last year, Us Weekly is reporting that Jason and his wife of 11 years, Jessica Ussery, have separated.
Jason's rep tells the magazine, "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."
A source tells the magazine that the couple have been separated since January, which makes Jessica's absence from the ACM Awards earlier this month understandable.
As most people are aware, Jason was photographed last September loving up Brittany Kerr, a former "American Idol" contestant (who happened to tweet not too long ago -- jokingly I think -- about trying out for "The Voice") in a California hot spot. After the scandal hit, Jason and Jessica presented a united front and spoke with several news outlets about the trouble they were going through.
"Our lives got turned upside down, and it's been a learning process," Jason told Us at the time. "When there's kids involved, that's something you've always got to try and protect."
Jason and Jessica have two young daughters so let's hope the pair do, indeed, protect them.
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