Jason Aldean was married for nearly 12 years to his first wife but ended up cheating on her. Despite trying to fix their marriage, Jessica and Jason divorced. In 2014 Jason married Brittany Kerr, the woman he cheated on his wife with. The two had their first child together last year.
Divorce finalized in 2013
His marriage and the scandal
Jason Aldean met his first wife Jessica Ussery when they were still teenagers in high school. They married in 2001 and Jessica took his actual name Williams instead of his stage name Aldean. The happy couple had two daughters together, one born in 2004 and the other in 2007.
Country singer Jason has certainly had many opportunities to flirt with beautiful women, but for the most part his marriage to Jessica seems to have been free from scandals. Unfortunately that changed when he was caught making out with Brittany Kerr, a former American Idol contestant. The two very publicly kissed at “The Den”, a club.
Photographic evidence made the rounds very quickly and Jason had to issue a public apology. He admitted later that he and Jessica had been having problems at the time and were unhappy. He confessed that he was no angel, but outside of that didn’t address the ensuing scandal. It was Brittany who bore the brunt of it, mind you. She was called a home wrecker on social media and was inundated with hate tweets, which ultimately forced her to close her Twitter account.
Whilst the incident didn’t tear Jason and Jessica apart right away, it only took seven months before the divorce was filed. Interestingly it was Jason who filed, citing irreconcilable differences.
We don’t know any details about the divorce. It was probably finalized by the end of 2013 as it had been filed in April that year. It was not necessarily contentious, because we didn’t hear anything to that effect. But perhaps Jason and Jessica simply managed to keep things quiet. Since the two are utterly dedicated to their daughters, one could guess that the girls were the reason their parents kept it as amicable as possible.
We can assume that the estranged couple agreed on spousal support as well as child support and some sort of shared custody agreement. Jessica is very likely the primary caretaker of the couple’s daughters, because Jason tends to be on tour a lot.
Marrying his mistress
Regardless of whether or not Jason and Jessica tried to patch things up, his encounter with Brittany had left its mark and the two reportedly became inseparable, even though they did not officially began dating until 2014.
It was in March 2014 that Jason had his first public appearance with Brittany Kerr as his girlfriend at the CMT Awards. Yes indeed, Jason began dating the woman that he essentially cheated on his wife with. Whilst the two had simply been kissing when they first met, the interest went clearly a lot further than that.
But Jason’s fans weren’t exactly happy with him. They gave him a lot of grief on social media as well. Naturally Jason wasn’t happy about any of it and finally had enough, telling everyone off who had anything bad to say about the situation. He made very clear that nobody had the right to judge him. Nobody but he and Jessica had been privy to their marriage and it was nobody’s business but theirs.
He is most certainly right with that assessment and things quietened down eventually.
In September 2014 he and Brittany announced their engagement and in March 2015 they were married in a lovely ceremony in Mexico. Whilst they each had 8 bridesmaids and groomsmen, respectively, the wedding was a small and private affair. Clearly Jason had no regrets about what happened. He confirmed that he loved his new wife and that he was very happy indeed. Ultimately Brittany seems to have merely been a catalyst for something that had been brewing for a while. Jason may not even have expected or hoped that he would end up marrying her.
It’s not unusual for childhood sweethearts to part ways after a decade or two together. Perhaps Jason’s and Jessica’s marriage had run its course. And it’s not as if Jason was the only one who moved on.
Jessica remarried in October 2015, though her new husband is nowhere near as famous as the first one was.
What matters is that both Jason and Jessica are happy in their new relationships. And that their children are happy as well.
Becoming a father again
And speaking of children. Jason and Brittany had made it clear that they want to have kids as well. Brittany was only 27 when the two married and whilst Jason already had two girls, he surely wanted more kids with the woman he loved.
In May 2017 the pair announced their first pregnancy, clearly being very happy and very excited about everything. They also ensured to include their fans in everything, revealing the gender of the child only a month later with a quirky setup involving Jason’s two daughters.
Both had admitted to wanting a boy, which is certainly understandable in Jason’s case. And indeed, the couple revealed that they would be having a boy.
Memphis Aldean Williams was born early in December 2017. The new parents were ecstatic and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear about another pregnancy in the next few years.