BY Danica Bellini,Mstarz reporter , Mstarz reporter | Apr 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Several gossip reports confirm that seven months after country star Jason Aldean cheated on his longtime wife Jessica Ussery with former "American Idol" beauty Brittany Kerr, the couple has finally parted ways. Although the husband and wife have not officially announced their separation, an insider close to the situation confirms that the duo's experienced marriage problems for quite some time now. It all started back in September when 36-year-old Aldean was spotted kissing 24-year-old Kerr in a crowded Hollywood bar on the Sunset Strip. After issuing a public apology for "embarrassing" his family, it looked like Aldean and Ussery were ready to work things out. But the relationship couldn't be mended, and Aldean packed up his things back in January.
For more details on the Brittany Kerr "cheating scandal," check out Mstars' previous coverage:
Aldean and Ussery are high school sweethearts who married in 2001. They have two daughters together - Keeley (10) and Kendyl (5). Following the highly-publicized bar hook-up, Ussery stuck by her man. But apparently the flame eventually died out.
A rep for the "Dirt Road Anthem" crooner recently admitted to People, "I can confirm that Jason and his wife are having problems, but there is nothing more to share with the press at this time. It's a private family matter, and we hope everyone will respect that he would like to keep it that way."
Another source confirmed to Us Weekly, "There were obvious problems before the bar kiss, but he finally left earlier this year."
Back in March, Ussery attended Aldean's Madison Square Garden concert in NYC – she was even spotted sitting on her husband's lap at the after party. But then at the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this month, Aldean was spotted walking the red carpet solo.
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