Pics: Jana Kramer Is Engaged To Scottish Soccer Coach
Jana Kramer said yes!
The country singer and actress is engaged to her boyfriend of six-and-a-half months. Allan Russell is Scottish and a soccer player turned coach.
"I've had a few things that I have not been talking about because, you know, just want to do it when I'm ready, and so I've got an announcement today," she said Thursday on her Whine Down with Jana Kramer podcast.
Then she explained how Russell proposed. Kramer said she and Russell were just concluding a small pool party when he suggested the couple and her kids go for a walk to the new house they're having built.
"It was a really beautiful night, and me and the kids were all sitting … on the front porch, and just looking out at the view," said Kramer, who is mom to Jolie, 7, and son Jace, 4, with ex-husband Mike Caussin. "And (Allan) said my name, and I got up or whatever, and then he got down on one knee, and Jolie just started jumping up and down. It was the cutest thing ever; it's like she knew what was happening."
The singer said they both started crying, and the fact that he proposed on the front porch of their new house made it even more special, given the theme of new beginnings.
"It was perfect," she said. "We were actually supposed to be in Jamaica, but something happened with the resort so we ended up staying here, but honestly, that's exactly what I would have wanted, was at the house. I don't need the roses and the whole glam setup."
Kramer previously said she and Russell met on a dating app. She said she had even talked to her ex-husband about possibly marrying Russell.
"I know he's my person; I trust him," she said. "There's no anxiousness attached to that. (Mike) already knew that (Allan) is my partner whether we get married or engaged or whatever."
After six years of marriage, Kramer and Caussin divorced in 2021 following Caussin's highly publicized struggle with infidelity. Her marriage to Russell will be her fourth.
The hard feelings between Caussin and Kramer have dissipated.
"He was like, 'Hey, I'm really happy for you. Allan's a great guy,'" Kramer said on the podcast. "I started to cry because he goes, 'Of all people, you deserve to have someone that loves you and respects you, and you deserve this. After everything I put you through.' He was like, 'You deserve this more than anyone.' And it meant so much to me that he said that."