Country Star Jason Aldean Files for Divorce
One of the most popular male country music singers today is Jason Aldean. Jason became popular with the release of his 2005 album “Jason Aldean,” and in 2006 was named the “Top New Male Vocalist” at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
After his debut album’s success, Aldean’s popularity kept rising and the awards kept pouring in. Aldean has scored eleven No. 1 country singles, and because of the popularity of his songs, he performs to sold-out crowds.
Although the singer has reached success in his career, unfortunately with so much time spent on the road touring, his marriage is no longer successful. Aldean filed for divorce from his wife of twelve years on April 26.
The former Jessica Usserty and Aldean were high school sweethearts who married in 2001, and have two daughters, Keeley, 10, and Kendyl, 5. The couple seemed to have an ideal marriage until Jason was caught cheating at a bar in California with a former “American Idol” contestant, Brittany Kerr, in September of last year.
Although the couple tried to make a go of their marriage after the incident, it appears that Aldean has strayed more than once and when Jason went on tour in February of this year, Jessica stayed home.
Jason publicly apologized to fans for his behavior, but then turned around and filed for divorce from Jessica.
Aldean is worth an estimated $20 million, and since his wife has been with him before he made it to the big time in country music, she should be entitled to her fair share, possibly half, of his fortune. According to one unnamed source in the National Enquirer, Jessica “can show she was instrumental in Jason achieving success, but even more, she can show she is the wronged party in this.”
In a high asset divorce, it is very important to hire a experienced divorce attorney who is well versed in high asset property division and who will take the time to negotiate property divisions that will be fair and equitable to both parties.