It's official: Country superstar Jason Aldean is dating former 'American Idol' contestant Brittany Kerr, his reps confirm to Taste of Country.

While the pair should be celebrating their newly minted relationship status, their story is not without controversy. Aldean and Kerr were first photographed kissing at a bar in September 2012 when Aldean was still married to his wife, Jessica, with whom he has two kids.

At the time, the country singer apologized for the indiscretion on Facebook, writing:

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.

Though Aldean and his wife initially tried to work things out, they later separated in April 2013 and Aldean filed for divorce the next month. And while he originally may have thought that the indiscretion was just a one-time thing, it's clear that there is more between him and Kerr, who competed on the eleventh season of 'Idol' and is also a dancer for the Charlotte Bobcats.

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