Jason Aldean Issues Statement About Divorce
Filing in Williamson County, Tenn. on April 26, the singer cited irreconcilable differences. After the news of the impending divorce hit the web, Aldean issued a statement.
“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.”
Aldean and Ussery are parents to two little girls – Keeley, 10, and Kendyl, 5.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
The couple has been married for 12 years.