Country superstar Jason Aldean caused major waves when he was seen kissing former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr out in the open last year at The Den bar in Hollywood.

In the anything-but-shocking followup news, Jason has now said to have filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years, citing irreconcilable differences.

While Jason may be a cheater, he is apparently a thoughtful one, as new reports have said he called Brittany to warn her of the impending media media blitz. Sadly, the reports also note that Jason’s soon-to-be-ex-wife didn’t know about the call.

Brittany, on the other hand, was said to be appreciative, as she took the opportunity to close down her media sites to avoid the scrutiny that was sure to follow.

As for the official statement from Jason, the country star told PEOPLE, “This is a really tough time for my entire family. Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple.”

He went on to say of his wife, “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 number one priority.”

He also urged the public to avoid judging him based on his infidelity alone and the subsequent divorce.

“I’ve learned that everyone always rushes to judgment when they hear news like this,” he said. “That’s really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us.”

We sense some great material for a new a country song.

Source: Entertainmentwise