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There's been a whole lot written about Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr's relationship and how it began as an affair, but could it be that there's another cheatin' heart story that's currently flying under the radar?
Ooh, plot twist!
We've all heard Brantley Gilbert and his fiancée Amber's crazy romantic love story that sounds like it was plucked straight from a Hollywood movie: Girl and boy fall for each other, girl and boy break up, boy goes on to become a famous singer/songwriter and writes a bunch of songs about girl, boy comes to his senses and wins girl back, boy puts a ring on it and they all live happily ever after.
Unfortunately, it sounds like there may be one step that's been left out of the retelling of the cute couple's love story… a divorce and claims of infidelity.
According to Radar Online, Amber was married (is still married?) to a guy named Brock Anderson at the time that she and Brantley rekindled their relationship. According to the usual "source," the pair married back in 2012 and began having trouble late in 2013. Amber started spending more time with her family and sometime earlier this year told her husband that she was going to the grocery store and just never came back.
Now that's an interesting exit strategy.
In March, Amber filed divorce papers and Brock ended up countersuing on the grounds of adultery.
It's not mentioned if anyone was named as the other man in the divorce documents, but according to the unnamed source, Amber's husband guessed who Brantley's new fiancée was before her name ever became public.
The pal says, “I remember when Brantley announced in October that he was engaged to a then-unnamed schoolteacher.
“We all thought how wild it would be if it turned out to be Amber – and Brock said, ‘I’m pretty sure it is her’.”
Yep, there's gotta be a country song in this story somewhere.
Update: A reader emailed and pointed me in the direction of a sort of funny (in a sweet way) new interview Brantley gave with US 103.5 that was posted today where the singer gives a very, very specific date as to when he got back in touch with Amber. In fact, the date of first contact and the date of first meeting up with her is important enough that he gives both. He says he found out that Amber wanted to reconnect with him on June 15. He says he was so excited to meet back up with her that he drove right over to see her for the very first time the next day, June 16. Did you catch that? It was June 15 and 16.
See, he's not a homewrecker at all. Not that anyone actually cared if he was or not.
In fact, I'm actually surprised at how little people care about this story, but it's sweet that Brantley wants to be sure that everyone knows that he didn't reconnect with his lady love until a full month after she had filed divorce papers.
No worries, Brantley. We all still think your love story – that re-started on June 15th and 16th – is very romantic and sweet. Go forth and marry and be happy.