Jason Aldean once claimed his fling with Brittany Kerr was in the past. Well, now it's firmly in the present.
The country singer, 37, and the American Idol alum famously got cozy while he was still married. Aldean apologized profusely at the time, saying it was a one-time mistake, but it put a strain on his 11-year marriage to wife Jessica.
Hey Guys – 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. 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. 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."
Six months after that, Aldean filed for divorce. And now, another year on, Aldean is dating Kerr, PEOPLE has confirmed.
The pair have been keeping a low profile, but Kerr was spotted at one of Aldean's concerts recently.
“You know, obviously there were things going on in my marriage at the time where it just wasn’t really happy,” Jason said of the kissing scandal. “You go out and you kind of let your guard down a little bit and things happen, and unfortunately… It’s tough.”
Aldean had been with Jessica since they were teenagers. They have two daughters together. "She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our No. 1 priority," Aldean said last year as they were splitting up.