Jana Kramer says her 'heart hurts' as she spends her first Thanksgiving without her children


Jana Kramer got a little misty-eyed as she marked her first Thanksgiving without her children.

The country star, 37, filed for divorce from Mike Caussin after nearly six years of marriage earlier this year, but it looks like their two children, Jolie, five, and Jace, two, will be spending the holiday with her ex.

Taking to her Instagram account, Jana poured her feelings out as she lamented on the somber occasion with a slideshow of photos of her with her children. 

'My heart hurts': Jana Kramer got a little misty-eyed as she marked her first Thanksgiving without her children

‘My heart hurts’: Jana Kramer got a little misty-eyed as she marked her first Thanksgiving without her children

‘Happy thanksgiving (heart emoticon). I’m beyond thankful for my beautiful babies,’ Jana posted. ‘My heart hurts not being with them today and I have a feeling whether it’s the first holiday apart or the 30th there will always be an ache in the heart… BUT How grateful and thankful I am that I’m their momma.

‘Thinkin of all the others that are having a “first” holiday of loss or missing or just a difficult time. Let it out and then let’s eat and drink our feelings.’

On her Instagram Stories, Jana appeared a little emotional as she addressed her fans from her bed with the rainy day setting the mood.

‘Happy Thanksgiving,’ Jana told the camera. ‘The first one without the kiddos, knew it was going to be tough. The rainy weather outside is not helping. But I’m going to finish this, go for a run, and count my blessings because there’s a lot to be thankful for.

Newly single: Kramer filed for divorce from Mike Caussin after nearly six years of marriage earlier this year

Newly single: Kramer filed for divorce from Mike Caussin after nearly six years of marriage earlier this year 

'It's OK to feel the feels': On her Instagram Stories, Jana appeared a little emotional as she addressed her fans from her bed with the rainy day setting the mood

‘It’s OK to feel the feels’: On her Instagram Stories, Jana appeared a little emotional as she addressed her fans from her bed with the rainy day setting the mood

'The rainy weather outside is not helping': The dreary day served as the backdrop for the holiday

‘The rainy weather outside is not helping’: The dreary day served as the backdrop for the holiday 

‘But I also think it’s OK to feel the feels. So, hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving. I will come back on happier, but yeah I think it’s OK to show feelings. Holidays aren’t always easy for everyone, especially if you’re having a first.’

Jana announced in April that she and Mike had decided to part ways following a five-year marriage, and in her divorce filing said his ‘inappropriate marital conduct, irreconcilable differences and adultery’ had led to the parting.

And it has not been easy co-parenting since their split.

Missing them: Kramer posted photos with her children Jolie, five, and Jace, two, as she marked her first Thanksgiving without them

Missing them: Kramer posted photos with her children Jolie, five, and Jace, two, as she marked her first Thanksgiving without them

Aww: The youngsters goofed around in the photos

Aww: The youngsters goofed around in the photos 

Making a run for it! Little Jolie appeared to be jogging towards the camera as her brother followed close behind

Making a run for it! Little Jolie appeared to be jogging towards the camera as her brother followed close behind 

‘It’s very hard. I have no problem saying, like, the other day, I didn’t do it perfectly. I was upset and I was like, “I didn’t want this. I didn’t ask for this,”‘ she told Us Weekly.

‘My kids [were] crying for him. And I called, and let them obviously FaceTime, but I also was just like, ‘This is just so not fair,’ you know? Then I have to own it and be like, ‘I’m sorry, this is a hard situation.”

Jana insisted that their kids are, broadly speaking, doing ‘great’ following their split.

However, she also acknowledged that they still have bad days.

She said: ‘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. So I just kind of bite my lip a lot.’

Splitsville: Jana announced in April that she and Mike had decided to part ways following a five-year marriage, and in her divorce filing said his 'inappropriate marital conduct, irreconcilable differences and adultery' had led to the parting

Splitsville: Jana announced in April that she and Mike had decided to part ways following a five-year marriage, and in her divorce filing said his ‘inappropriate marital conduct, irreconcilable differences and adultery’ had led to the parting

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