Jason Aldean is learning the hard way how the public reacts to a celebrity starting a relationship with the person they once cheated on their spouse with! The singer is currently dating Brittany Kerr, a former American Idol contestant who he hooked up with in 2012, while married to then-wife, Jessica Ussery, and has received plenty of criticism for the relationship.
After the affair, Jason tried to make things work with his wife, but eventually filed for divorce in April 2013, and has since been dating Brittany. They made their first official appearance together at this year’s CMT Awards in June, and on Sunday, the “Dirt Road Anthem” singer took to Instagram to defend their relationship.
It began when he posted a photo of the pair, captioned, “A little surprise for my girl @brittanylkerr tonight. Her favorite pooch @manny_the_frenchie came to my show in Chi-Town tonite. #loveubaby #surprise.”
Naturally, his social media page blew up with criticism, and shortly after, Jason added another photo which read, “You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, not what I’ve been through.” He took the opportunity to add more detail by captioning the quote pic with a lengthy comment.
“So sick of people judging me and @brittanylkerr over things they know nothing about,” he wrote. “I have made mistakes but i am a better person because of it, and wouldnt change a thing. Im happier than i have ever been, so thank u to all the people who support us. We are happy and life goes on. Its time to move on people. #aldeanarmy #oldnews #timetomoveon.”
Jason is currently touring with Florida Georgia Line.