By Sarah Caldwell
Updated April 29, 2013 at 07:52 PM EDT

Country star Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife, Jessica Ussery, People has confirmed. The couple had been married 12 years and have two daughter.

”This is a really tough time for my entire family,” Aldean told People in a statement. ”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. 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.”

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