A New Beginning for Jana Kramer: Engaged to Allan Russell After Six Months of Dating
Jana Kramer, the country singer and One Tree Hill actress, has announced her engagement to Scottish soccer coach Allan Russell after six months of dating. Kramer revealed the news on an episode of her podcast, “Whine Down With Jana Kramer.” The proposal took place while the couple was sitting on the front porch steps of Kramer’s new house. Russell got down on one knee, and Kramer’s daughter Jolie was so excited she couldn’t help but jump up and down. This will be Kramer’s fourth marriage, after previous marriages to Michael Gambino, Jonathan Schaech, and Mike Caussin.
Love at First Sight?
Kramer revealed in an Instagram post that she and Russell first met through friends. However, it’s unclear whether their relationship began romantically or simply as friends. Kramer had recently ended things with former NFL player and ex-husband Mike Caussin, who admitted to cheating on her multiple times. Kramer later revealed that she and Schinelli dated briefly but it was not serious. Around the time that Kramer and Russell began dating, she spoke to Us Weekly about the new relationship. “It’s not something that I’m like, ‘I have to get married,’” she said, “but, you know, I definitely found my person.”
Romantic Home Proposal
While Kramer and Russell had originally planned to be in Jamaica for the proposal, they ended up staying home due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. They walked to Kramer’s new house, and that’s where Russell proposed. He got down on one knee, and Kramer said she “blacked out” during that moment. However, she remembered that he said something to the effect of, “You’re the love of my life, will you marry me?” according to People. Kramer and Russell were both emotional during the proposal.
The Role of the Kids
One special element of the proposal was the role that Kramer’s children played in it. Kramer shares daughter Jolie, 7, and son Jace, 4, with ex-husband Mike Caussin. During the proposal, Jolie was so excited that she started jumping up and down, according to Kramer. “It was the cutest thing ever. It’s like, she knew what was happening … She was just like, you’re getting married!” Kramer said on her podcast.
Moving On from Past Relationships
Turbulent Relationship with Mike Caussin
Kramer’s most recent marriage was to former NFL player Mike Caussin. The couple split in 2021 a month before their sixth wedding anniversary after Kramer accused Caussin of cheating on her multiple times. The couple shares two children together. Despite the turmoil of their relationship and its public nature, Kramer has said that she and Caussin are working on co-parenting effectively.
Kramer’s first marriage was to Michael Gambino in 2004. The marriage was short-lived, and Gambino was later convicted of attempted murder after he choked Kramer into unconsciousness. Kramer was then briefly engaged to singer Brantley Gilbert before the two broke up in 2013. Kramer then married actor Johnathon Schaech in 2010, but their marriage only lasted for 12 days.
A New Beginning with Allan Russell
Who is Allan Russell?
Allan Russell is a former professional soccer player and current performance coach. He is from Scotland and currently works as a consultant coach for Hibernian Football Club, a Scottish soccer team. He also owns a coaching company called Superior Striker.
Going Public in January 2021
In January 2021, Kramer shared a photo of herself and Russell cozying up together on Instagram. This was the first time that she publicly acknowledged their relationship. “Back where it all started…Also this is so us…trying to take a photo,” she wrote in the caption.
Red Carpet Debut in May 2021
Kramer and Russell made their red carpet debut at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards in May 2021. They posed for photos together and looked happy and in love.
The Reaction to the Engagement
Support from Mike Caussin
In a heartwarming conversation on the “Whine Down With Jana Kramer” podcast, Kramer revealed that she had told Caussin about the engagement. Caussin was “really happy” for her and said, “After everything I put you through, you deserve this more than anyone.”
After Kramer announced her engagement on social media, a number of celebrities sent their congratulations. Bachelor alum Ashley Iaconetti commented, “Crying. So excited for you, Jana!” While actress Hilary Duff wrote, “Omg!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!! Congratulations 🎉 🧡.”
Though this will be her fourth marriage, Jana Kramer is ready to start a new chapter with Allan Russell. After a tumultuous relationship with ex-husband Mike Caussin, Kramer has found love again and is excited to move forward with her new fiancé. It appears that her children will be an important part of this new chapter, as evidenced by the role they played in the proposal. Kramer and Russell have already received a lot of support from their fans and celebrity friends, and it seems as though their engagement is a happy moment for all.
1. How did Jana Kramer and Allan Russell meet?
Kramer and Russell first met through mutual friends.
2. How many children does Jana Kramer have?
Kramer has two children, a daughter named Jolie and a son named Jace.
3. Is Jana Kramer’s ex-husband Mike Caussin supportive of her engagement?
Yes, Kramer has said that Caussin was happy for her and supportive of her engagement to Allan Russell.
4. How long were Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin married?
Kramer and Caussin were married from 2015 to 2021.
5. What does Allan Russell do for a living?
Russell is a former professional soccer player and current performance coach.