A Dancing With the Stars alum recently opened up about their public divorce. Jana Kramer shared an emotional post on Instagram on the one-year anniversary of her divorce from Mike Caussin.
Kramer, 38, announced in April 2021 that she and her husband, 35, were officially ending their marriage.
“I fought you all,” she wrote in a statement at the time. per Us weekly. “I loved very much. I have forgiven I put the work in. I gave everything I have and now I have nothing left to give.”
Kramer felt “forced” to file for divorce
In the Instagram post, published on April 19, 2022, Kramer said she felt she was forced to file for divorce.
“This week is a year where we find out and are forced to file for divorce,” she wrote. “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’ve been.”
She added: “It hasn’t been easy but I’m leaving the past behind and all the feelings that have been holding me back today. This photo doesn’t show tears of sadness… they are tears of joy that I’m stronger here… even though sometimes I feel sad and I have tough days, but that’s the joy of healing.”
She shared that her therapist told her to do something different during the week, which included writing things on rocks to symbolize things she felt were holding them, and then having those rocks in put a bowl.
“She let me get the bowl,” she wrote. “It was hard. She said, “This is what you wear. Imagine letting that go.’”
Kramer said in the post that the exercise helped her heal.
“The power within me inspires my soul everyday and I cry tears of joy to remember how far I’ve come,” she wrote. “And how strong I am. And that I am enough. And so are you.”
Kramer is back together
Kramer reopened to dating after their divorce was finalized in July 2021.
In January 2022, she confirmed that she and Ian Schinelli, whom she met at a mutual friend’s party in October 2021, are dating.
In March 2022, Schinelli appeared in “whine downPodcast hosted by Kramer talking about meeting someone in public. They were also joined by Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew East.
“It was different,” Schinelli said, referring to dating a celebrity. “It was really good, but I don’t let stuff like that put me in the spotlight.”
Schinelli said the two were still getting used to dating.
“It’s not a boundary, it’s just understanding their needs, my needs … We didn’t address those right away, and it was definitely difficult to get there, and when we finally got to it, it was like, ‘I need this.’ in my day and my week, and she needs that in her day and week,” he said of those boundaries.
Kramer said on the podcast that she would “be more private in this relationship when it came to issues or things that came up.”
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