10 Country Stars Who Married Their High School/College Sweethearts
Marriage can be hard, but it’s even harder when fame is involved. Some of the perks of being a musician can also be detriments to a relationship as we’ve seen many fall apart. The country music industry is home to some of the cutest love stories, as many of them date back to their teenage years and even childhood! We’ve compiled a list of country couples who married their high school or college sweethearts and while some are no longer together, there are plenty who are! Check it out:
10. Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks met his former wife, Sandy Mahl while they were both attending Oklahoma State University. She was a songwriter who helped Brooks in the early years of his career. The former college sweethearts tied the knot on May 24, 1986 and now share three children together, Taylor, August and Allie. Sadly, Brooks career success took a toll on their marriage as he was constantly on tour and away from home. The two split up in 1999 and finalized the divorce in 2001. He’s now married to fellow country singer, Trisha Yearwood.
9. Jason Aldean
Sadly, many fans watched Jason Aldean’s long time marriage to high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery fall apart when he was caught cheating on her with former American Idol contestant, Brittany Kerr, whom he’s now married to. Jason and Jessica met when they were 17-years-old and had been married for over a decade when they got divorced. They met while attending high school in Macon, Georgia, and got married on August 4, 2001. The former couple have two daughters together, Keely and Kendyl.