Brittany Kerr and Jason Aldean have caught a lot of flak for their relationship. Kerr was maligned as “the other woman” for quite a while after Aldean left his wife and mother of his kids to be with her.
Kerr and Aldean were spotted nuzzling it up in a bar in 2012. In early 2013, Aldean split from his wife. The two have been together ever since. But there has been near-constant criticism.
Back in September, Aldean had had enough.
"It has been two years of this shit -- get over it, already!" he said in a Billboard interview. "And then when I finally do get enough of it and say something, every newspaper grabs it. And I'm not trying to get in the headlines -- I'm just trying to get people to stop running their mouths."
"I'm pretty private, but over the last couple of years I've gotten that taken away from me, which kind of pissed me off. You know, my kids get on there and read all that. I'm not blaming anybody. Obviously, a lot of that stuff is my own deal. But I could go post something on my page right now that says, 'Hey, we just donated $5 million to a children's cancer research center,' and somebody would get on there and go, 'You're an asshole cheater.'"
Brittany Kerr and Aldean have been engaged for less than three months, but they want to get the knot tied soon.
“It's kind of hard when you're touring as much as we do," Aldean said recently. "But with the holidays coming up, we'll have some time off. I can't tell you when, but it will definitely be sooner than later."
Aldean feels that the scandal has finally worn off, even for country music fans.
“This year has been a good year for us,” Aldean tells Us Magazine. "All of this… now [Brittany] can come out to shows and be normal. All the craziness around us has died down, and that's been the coolest thing about this year."