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Country singer Jason Aldean got flirty with an American Idol alum at a bar last week, and now he has to answer to his wife -- and to his fans. The married father of two visited West Hollywood hotspot The Den on Wednesday night, where he engaged in some serious PDA with season 11 Idol contestant Brittany Kerr.
In a series of paparazzi photos published by TMZ, Aldean, 35, can be seen groping and kissing the younger woman (who's currently a cheerleader for the Charlotte Bobcats).
On Sunday, shortly after the embarrassing pics went live, Aldean published an apology to his fans on his official website.
"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," wrote the singer.
"The truth is that I screwed up," he continued. "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." (TMZ confirmed that Aldean left the bar alone.)
"I ultimately ended up embarrassing my family and myself," Aldean admitted. "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."
The "Take a Little Ride" singer has been married to Jessica Ussery, his high school sweetheart, since 2001. "She handles all the stuff I don't want to handle," he said in an interview last year. "I'm the guy who wants to play my music and meet my fans. She picks up the phone and makes the business call." They have two daughters, Keeley, 9, and Kendyl, 5.