NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jason Aldean has filed for divorce.

The country music star filed the complaint for divorce against his wife, Jessica, on Friday afternoon in Williamson County, Tenn., citing irreconcilable differences. The two met in high school and have been married since August 2001.

“This is a really tough time for my entire family,” Aldean said in a statement Monday afternoon. “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 no. 1 priority.”

Aldean’s publicist confirmed last week the couple had separated. The filing comes six months after Aldean was photographed while appearing to kiss former “American Idol” contestant Brittany Kerr in a Los Angeles bar. Aldean and his wife met while in school in Macon, Ga., and were married long before Aldean found fame. He is country’s top-selling male act.

Hope’s memorabilia auctioned for charity

LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of personal items, including antiques, artwork and furniture once owned by Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores, will be auctioned to benefit a Southern California charity.

The Daily News of Los Angeles reports proceeds from the sale Saturday will help the family service center at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood, where Dolores Hope was a member for 70 years.

The couple’s daughter, Linda Hope, says memorabilia from Bob Hope’s long show business career will also be up for sale.

Prices will range from $10 to several hundred dollars an item.

Dolores Hope died in 2011. Bob Hope died in 2003.

– From news service reports