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Jason Aldean and his wife Jessica Ussery reportedly split up

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Country music star Jason Aldean and his wife Jessica arrive at the 2013 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 9, 2013.Reuters

Jason Aldean and his wife Jessica Ussery have reportedly split up, just seven months after photos surfaced of Aldean kissing “American Idol” star Brittany Kerr.

A source told US Weekly the couple split back in January.

"There were obvious problems before the bar kiss, but he finally left earlier this year,” the source said.

A rep for Aldean admitted that the couple was struggling, telling 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."

Back in October, photos surfaced of Aldean, who sings the hit "My Kinda Party," getting touchy feely with Kerr.

Aldean apologized to his fans on his official Facebook page.

"I wanted to talk to you directly, so you were hearing the truth from me and not just reading allegations made about my personal life on gossip web sites," he wrote. "The truth is that I screwed up. I had too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at a bar."

"I left alone, caught the bus to our next show and that's the end of the story," Aldean continued. "I ultimately ended up embarrassing my family and myself. I'm not perfect, and I'm sorry for disappointing you guys. I really appreciate being able to work through this privately with my family and for all your continued support."

Aldean and Ussery are high-school sweethearts who have been married for 11 years. They have two daughters together, Keeley and Kendyl.
 

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