Country actress and singer Jana Kramer is engaged.
In a new episode of her “Whine Down with Jana Kramer” podcast, Kramer revealed that she is engaged to her boyfriend, former footballer Allan Russell.
“We are in a new chapter,” she said. “So Alan and I have been dating for six and a half months…and he asked me to marry him.”
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The “One Tree Hill” alum shared how Russell popped the question and said it was on the porch steps of the new house they’re building together.
“It really was a beautiful night,” she began. “We are all sitting on the front porch of the steps and looking at the view because the view is just stunning. And he said my name and I got up and he knelt down.
Kramer said her daughter, Jolie, 7, whom she shares with ex-husband, former NFL player Mike Caussin, was jumping for joy the moment the proposal occurred.
“It was the cutest thing ever,” Kramer said. “She started saying you were getting married!”
The “I Got the Boy” singer said the moment “felt good.”
“It was very sentimental given the porch of our new home and new beginnings,” she said. “It couldn’t have been more perfect.”
Since they’ve been together, Kramer has been sharing photos of her and Russell on her Instagram account. On Valentine’s Day, she shared a cute video filled with clips of the two on Instagram. In the episode of her podcast, she said that Russell was “my person” and that they had discussed marriage together before.
After Russell popped the question, Kramer said she told Caussin about her engagement. The former couple share daughter Jolie and son Jace, 4, together.
“He loves Alan,” Kramer said of his ex. “They have been spending time together in games, everything is fine.”
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She was moved to tears when Caussin told her how happy he was for her.
“I started crying because he said, ‘You deserve more than anything to have someone who loves you and respects you and you deserve that,'” she began. “He said, ‘After everything I’ve put you through, you deserve it more than anyone.’ And it meant so much to me that he said that.
When asked when the big day will be, Kramer said she and Russell aren’t rushing and their wedding could take place sometime next year.
She also said she wouldn’t let negative comments get in the way of her happiness.
“I already know people are going to sue me because of my past, I get it. I made stupid decisions when I was 19, 20, whatever,” she said. “At this point, I’m just at a place where I now know and feel now that I’m allowed to be happy, and I deserve happiness.”