Jana Kramer says she's struggling to co-parent with ex Mike Caussin

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Jana Kramer explained that she and he ex-husband Mike Caussin don't have a
Jana Kramer explained that she and he ex-husband Mike Caussin don't have a "fabulous" co-parenting relationship and only engage when it's about the kids. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia )

Jana Kramer says it’s not all rosy with her and her ex-husband Mike Caussin.

The One Tree Hill alum spoke to Us Weekly about her "not fabulous" co-parenting relationship with former NFL player Caussin, who she split from in 2021 following allegations of infidelity on his part. The couple, who shares children Jolie, 6, and Jace, 3, had previously discussed their relationship issues on their shared iHeartRadio podcast Whine Down, which Kramer now hosts alone.

"It's one of those things where, hopefully in time, we can [get along]," the country singer explained. "We're doing an OK job. I'll just say this: I'm doing my part in what I can do to be a good co-parent, and … he has to deal with his own side of things. If he doesn't want to be good at co-parenting, that's his thing."

While Kramer admitted she once wanted a strong co-parenting bond with Caussin, that's no longer possible. Now, the pair "don't engage unless it's for the kids."

"I just don't want that energy," she continued. "Until I can just fully not care, I don't want that around."

Kramer, whose latest song, "The Story," is out Friday, has previously been open about her struggles to share time with her kids. On Christmas, she took to Instagram to share how difficult it was to share half the holiday with Caussin.

"They say the first year is the hardest but I can't imagine any Christmas being easy saying goodbye," she wrote. "12 p.m. ticked down like a ticking time bomb….and as I sit around all the toys in the living room I’m [heartbroken]."

Though co-parenting is still a challenge, Kramer has found love again. She is currently dating Ian Schinelli, and the couple made it social media official in January. The pair were introduced by Andrew East, who is the husband of Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East.

Kramer explained their meet-cute — which happened at a kid’s birthday party — on her podcast.

"I go to the party and I see this guy in an orange shirt and I was like, 'Oh man, he is cute, but obviously he's probably married.' I don't really pay much attention to it," she recalled. “But long story short, Andrew came over to me and was like, 'Hey, there's a guy here I want you to meet.'"

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