Country singer Jason Aldean has officially filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years Jessica Ussery, and now a new report has suggested that he actually called American Idol star Brittany Kerr to announce the news beforehand.
Aldean and Kerr had been caught getting close in September last year, forcing the Don't You Wanna Stay singer to release a public apology to his childhood sweetheart, children, loved ones and fans.
Now, TMZ has reported that Aldean called Kerr without the knowledge of his wife to warn her about the impending media storm that was about to explode. Her reps have refused to give a comment to EntertainmentWise, but admitted they were 'aware of the TMZ allegations'.
Sources connected to the American Idol star have claimed that Aldean called last week, where he revealed that he would be officially splitting with the mother of his two children.
According to the insider, Kerr did appreciate the courtesy phone call. The website reports that she went on to shut down her social media and is now trying to lay low.
Aldean cited irreconcilable differences in Williamson County, Tennessee court on April 26.
"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 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."
He also added: "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."