Jana Kramer Marks First Thanksgiving Without Her Children After Divorce: ‘My Heart Hurts’

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Jana Kramer is marking her first Thanksgiving without her children. 

The nation singer, 37, shared an emotional Instagram post on Thursday morning, talking in regards to the struggles she’s going via on the holiday as a single mom after submitting for divorce from retired NFL participant Mike Caussin, 34, in April. The pair portion daughter Jolie Rae, 5, and son Jace Joseph, 2, who seem like spending Thanksgiving with their father.

“Cheerful thanksgiving 🖤. I’m beyond grateful for my lovely infants,” Kramer began the post, sharing a photograph of herself retaining fingers with Jolie and Jace, all three smiling at the digital camera. “My coronary heart hurts no longer being with them recently and I even obtain a sense whether or no longer or no longer it’s some distance the foremost holiday aside or the 30th there will constantly be an ache in the coronary heart… BUT How grateful and grateful I’m that I’m their momma.”

She then added a message of team spirit for these going via a identical danger: “Thinkin of all of the others that are having a ‘first’ holiday of loss or missing or appropriate a worldly time,” she wrote. “Let it out after which let’s eat and drink our emotions 😂😂.”

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Earlier in the day, the One Tree Hill alum shared a raw video of herself on her Instagram Tales crying on the couch at her Nashville residence. 

“Cheerful Thanksgiving,” she stated to the digital camera via tears. “First one without the kiddos. I knew it used to be going to be refined however the rainy climate outside isn’t any longer helping.” 

She then pointed to the tears rolling down her cheeks and stated, “I’m going to attain this, bound for a bustle and depend my blessings, because there’s loads to be happy about. Nonetheless I also specialize in or no longer it’s ok to primarily feel the feels … The vacations don’t seem like constantly simple for all people, especially if you’re having a first.”

Kramer has been originate with fans on social media in regards to the emotional toll of being a single mom, and navigating lifestyles after her split from Caussin after six years of marriage. 

In September, the star discussed the toll the divorce has taken on her in an episode of her podcast Hiss Down, and stated she would possibly presumably no longer defend help her tears after her surname used to be legally modified help to Kramer.

“I cried because my children’ names… these are my children. It felt so separated and that in fact sucked,” she stated. “Taking Caussin, we were like a family, even supposing I took Kramer on some things, and it used to be more uncomplicated.”

(Photo: Jana Kramer/Instagram)

(Photograph: Jana Kramer/Instagram)

She stated that officially having a closing title a quantity of to that of her children “broke [her] coronary heart.”

“They’re my children. They obtain to obtain my closing title, like I birthed them. They got right here out of my stomach and I even obtain them 70 percent of the time. How does he bring collectively the closing title?” she stated. “I make no longer know, that in fact hit me extra or much less tough. Nonetheless after I cried, I stated, ‘I’m Kramer, yeah! I’ve constantly been Kramer.’ Then I cried again. After that I was like, I’m on no legend altering my closing title again, I might on no legend.”

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In an emotional Instagram post announcing their divorce in April, Kramer wrote that it used to be “time” for her and Caussin to pass their separate ways after six years of marriage. A source educated PEOPLE at the time the split used to be as a result of Caussin’s infidelity.

“‘It be time.’ As I attempt to assemble sense of a actuality I on no legend obligatory to be aware of is seemingly to be that you just would possibly presumably also specialize in again, these words obtain now change into a actuality,” Kramer wrote in her post. “I’ve fought y’all. I’ve cherished tough. I’ve forgiven. I’ve build the work in. I’ve given everything I even obtain, and now I even have not got one thing to give.”

An insider educated PEOPLE in early September that Kramer had begun relationship again, as she and Jay Cutler, a retired NFL star and Kristin Cavallari’s ex-husband, had been on one date collectively.

In early October, a source shared with PEOPLE that they’d already known because it quits: “They went on just a few dates however in the live Jana is still single. They realized they’re higher off as company than relationship,” the source stated.

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