Jason Aldean has filed for divorce.
Word that Jason and his wife of 12-years had split came late last week, and so did the filing. The papers cited irreconcilable differences.
Jason released a statement yesterday afternoon...
"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 number-one priority. 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."
Jason and Jessica have two daughters: Keeley, 10 and Kendyl, 5.
Last year, Jason quickly issued a public apology to his wife and fans after photos surfaced of him kissing another woman, an American Idol contestant, at a bar in Los Angeles. The high school sweethearts were apparently having problems before the encounter that Jason, himself, described as "inappropriate."