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Jason Aldean defends dating ex-Bobcats cheerleader

Country singer Jason Aldean defended his relationship with former Bobcats cheerleader Brittany Kerr in the current issue of Billboard magazine.

Aldean was photographed kissing the 24-year-old "American Idol" contestant in 2012 and seven months later filed for divorce after more than a decade of marriage.

The couple made their relationship public in June at the CMT Awards, and a social media backlash ensued. Aldean says he isn't apologizing any more.

"It has been two years of this (expletive) -- get over it, already!" he says. "And then when I finally do get enough of it and say something, every newspaper grabs it. And I'm not trying to get in the headlines -- I'm just trying to get people to stop running their mouths."

Aldean says he is tired of critics, particularly on social media who continue to post negative comments about him even when he promotes charitable acts or events.

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