At 7 Months Pregnant, Jason Aldean’s Wife Breaks Her Silence After Witnessing Horror In Vegas
Marilyn Caylor 10/5/2017
As many people across the world already know, country music star Jason Aldean was performing on stage when the unspeakable Las Vegas concert tragedy began to unfold. What people may not know is that his wife was in town with him. She was hiding out in a tent with friends near Mandalay Bay when unexpected chaos ensued.
Brittany Kerr Aldean watched in fear as panic began to spread across the venue. During the attack, Brittany's mind raced with thoughts of her unborn child, which is quite natural for any new mom-to-be. But, it wasn't just thoughts of her baby that she was preoccupied with.
At 30 weeks pregnant, Brittany witnessed the horrors unfold in Vegas and has an important message to share. She took to Instagram in an announcement that she said "took me a while to be able to write these words."
Brittany starts off by telling fans that it's very hard for her to process what happened that night, and just like everyone else, she still feels like she's in a daze. On her Instagram page, Brittany poured her heart out:
"First and foremost, THANK YOU to the first responders. It amazed me all the time and still continues to - these people completely put everyone else's lives before theirs and we're all forever grateful. I was not with Jason, but with some friends in a tent closer to Mandalay Bay."
Sometimes we take for granted that it's real people who put their lives at risk every single day. It could be your brother or best friend who is out there saving people. Their only goal is to make sure others remain safe in situations like this, and they deserve all the gratitude in the world for their heroic actions.
As she huddled together with her friends and family, Brittany was scared for the life of the little one growing inside of her.
"As we laid behind equipment onstage with some of our road family, bullets flying past . all I could think was, ‘I never even got to hold my baby.' We all made sure the others knew we loved them and then ran for cover where we stay for the next couple hours. (Not knowing if there were multiple shooters, where the bullets were coming from... NOTHING)."
Even in the midst of all the darkness, when a then unknown man showed the world just how heartless he had become, there was still plenty of love to go around.
After it was all over, Brittany realized one very important thing. She had been blessed a million times over, but sadly, other beautiful souls in the crowd met a different fate.
"We were the lucky ones. I can't put into words the pain and heartache we feel for the ones who are no longer with us. May God be with their families and friends during this horrendous time. Each and everyone one of you are and will forever be in our prayers."
This statement was the first that Brittany has made in the days following the tragedy, and it's a sentiment that we all feel in our hearts. Brittany wants to thank everyone who reached out to her and Jason - it means the world to them!