The Band Perry's brand new single, "The Good Life," has caused quite a controversy between the trio's lead singer, Kimberly Perry, and her ex-husband, former pro baseball player J.P. Arencibia. Kimberly wrote the personal song, which suggests her ex cheated on her. She introduced the song on Instagram writing in part, "'The Good Life' is a story about the infidelity I experienced. I want you to know that this song was written during a toxic and incredibly difficult time in my life . . . The song that is coming out tonight is one that I needed to make to remind myself that my life is not defined by one ugly situation, my body is not diminished by one uninterested person and my self-worth is not determined by anyone else's words or behavior." The song's lyrics include: "I'm not gonna be a joke / I know about your sidepiece, bro / I'm not gonna fight anymore / Glad I never had your baby / This'll be a cleaner cut / You can keep the Labradors."
J.P. immediately fired back through a spokesperson who told People.com, “While matters of our relationship and what led to the demise of our marriage should remain between us, I will say there was no infidelity. It’s a shame that all of this is now being made up to promote an album; I have moved on and hopefully one day she can as well.”
In a since-deleted Instagram post on Friday (July 12th), J.P. shared text messages and direct messages he shared with friends, as well as women he allegedly cheated with. He wrote, “It’s sad that at 36 years of age today, a person would try to revive a dying career with click bait. Well, here’s just a little taste of reality to a woman and family that are not in touch with it. Truly wish the best to their career and her life but trying to use a subject to garner traction is disappointing. Good luck in your free fall. PS Yes after she left me I dated other women.”
Kimberly and J.P. began dating in 2012 and tied the knot in 2014. Kimberly filed for divorce in March of last year.