It’s all official now. Jason Aldean’s marriage to Jessica Ussery is over after reports suggesting that they were heading to split-upville following images that showed the country star kissing American Idol Season 11 contestant Brittany Kerr last September.

The news is somewhat sad given that the pair are childhood sweethearts, having met in High School, while there are also children involved: the couple are the parents of two daughters. The pair have been married since 2001 but things went sour following Aldean’s kiss with Kerr last September. The couple tried to move on and make another go of things, making a couple of public appearances together at the end of 2012 to try and convince themselves and the world that they were back on track; however it proved to be a folly and it appears that Aldean’s actions have been irreversible, with the split between the couple officially being announced last Friday (April 26, 2013). It’s since been revealed by TMZ that divorce papers to end the marriage were also completed and handed in on the same day.

In a statement following the event, Kerr said “The actions I portrayed recently were not a representation of my true character, but a lapse in judgment on my part. I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone that has been affected by this, including my friends & family.”

Jason Aldean

Aldean's actions have brought about the end of his 11 year-long marriage