American actress and country musician Jana Kramer reflected on how much she’d grown since her separation from her ex-husband. The One Tree Hill star talked about how she dealt with the singleness almost a year after filing for divorce from former American footballer Mike Caussin.
Kramer made a public announcement in April 2021 that the two had agreed to part ways after six whole years of being together. This was upsetting to fans, but she explained that she was tired of fighting for the relationship and had given up. A source revealed to E! At the time that “Mike broke her trust yet again.” Keep scrolling to see how she dealt with the breakup.
Jana Kramer Was Proud Of Herself
Kramer posted an Instagram photo on April 20th, which she captioned, “This week is one year of finding out and being forced to file for divorce. I honestly can’t believe it’s been a year, but damn I’m proud of myself for how far I’ve come and how strong I have been.”
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She also noted that it was hard to do, but she was “leaving the past in the past and all the feelings that have held [her] back today.” As Kramer said, she has experienced some difficult times, but as fans could see, she was “here stronger” and would keep celebrating the “joy of healing.
“I’ve learned a lot this year,” Kramer continued, “It’s a beautiful thing when you allow yourself to move on, get up and believe that God has a bigger plan for you. The strength inside of me fires my soul each day and I cry tears of happiness to remember just how far I’ve come. And just how strong I am. And that I’m enough. And so are you.”
Kramer Has A New Partner
Kramer shares two beautiful children with Caussin. They had their first child, Jolie, six years ago and their son, Jace, three years after. Since the separation, the star has thrust herself back into the dating field again and has a new beau.
She has been open to fans about her new relationship with a fitness trainer, Ian Schinelli, and how much she enjoys it. The mother of two explained that life changes every day, but she was certain that one thing would remain constant. “What doesn’t change is my willingness to learn, lean into love, and not give up on my story,” Kramer wrote. “Because it’s just starting.”
Kramer And Caussin Co-Parent
Kramer had an interview with Us Weekly in February where she talked about how things had been with the kids. She explained that they weren’t having a “fabulous” time but hopefully, things would get better in the future.
“It’s one of those things where, hopefully in time, we can [get along],” she explained. “We’re doing an OK job. I’ll just say this: I’m doing my part in what I can do to be a good coparent, and … he has to deal with his own side of things. If he doesn’t want to be good at coparenting, that’s his thing.”
She also noted that the two barely talk or “engage unless it’s for the kids,” and that she was fine with the arrangement. “I honestly wanted [this to go well] so badly, but now I think I’m just OK not having that relationship because I wouldn’t really know what is real anyway,” she said, “I just don’t want that energy. Until I can just fully not care, I don’t want that around.”
Co-Parenting Is ‘Hard’
Kramer also revealed that their children spend at least 30% of their time in the custody of their father. She said that he gets to spend time with them “every Wednesday and every other weekend.”
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The comments on the dynamic of their relationship came four months after the actress also told Us Weekly how co-parenting was at the time. She explained that she would usually prevent herself from showing how she truly felt about having to co-parent with Caussin.
In the interview in October, Kramer said, “It’s very hard.” “I never wanted it to be in this situation; it’s important to know that we’re better off and to own when frustrations do come up. It is hard, but the kids deserve us to be happy around each other because that’s what they deserve.”