Jana Kramer embraces new 'family of 3' amid Mike Caussin divorce

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    Jana Kramer headed back to her home state of Michigan for her first summer vacation as ‘a family of three’ since splitting from estranged husband Mike Caussin in April.

    On Friday, the country music star took to Instagram to share a photo of herself snuggling up with her son Jace, two, and daughter Jolie, five, during a boat ride on a lake with family and friends.

    In the sweet snap, Kramer had a look of contentment as she wrapped her arms around her children, who in turn flashed big beaming smiles.

    'Family of 3': Jana Kramer, 37, is enjoying her first summer vacation with her two children since her split with estranged husband Mike Caussin after six-years of marriage

    ‘Family of 3’: Jana Kramer, 37, is enjoying her first summer vacation with her two children since her split with estranged husband Mike Caussin after six-years of marriage

    ‘Us 3… I am letting go of what a family photo should look like or what it would have looked like because this family is happy,’ she began in the caption, before sharing about her improved state of mind and heart.

    ‘This mom is happier and that’s what’s important. Thank you @krystins_world for capturing a candid moment and my favorite photo ever.’

    She ended the post by embracing her new reality: ‘Here’s to making new memories as a family of 3. #familyphoto’

    The proud mom has shared a number of photos and videos since arriving in Michigan earlier this week.

    Scenic: Kramer and her two kids are enjoying their vacation on a lake with family and friends

    Scenic: Kramer and her two kids are enjoying their vacation on a lake with family and friends

    There's no place like home! Kramer and her two kids have been enjoying the great outdoors during their getaway on the lake

    There’s no place like home! Kramer and her two kids have been enjoying the great outdoors during their getaway on the lake

    Motoring: Jace got to sit in the driver's seat during a boat ride on the lake

    Motoring: Jace got to sit in the driver’s seat during a boat ride on the lake

    ‘I have arrived at my happy place. Wasn’t sure how I would feel coming back after everything but it’s a happy place for a reason,’ she wrote in Thursday’s post, which included a gorgeous view of the lake.

    ‘No matter what it’s my special place so nothing can take away from that. It’s my breath of fresh air. My escape. Anytime I’m ever anxious I think of this place. And here I am.. feeling light and free. #michigan #lakelife’  

    Kramer, 37, announced her separation from Caussin, 34, in April after six years of marriage, which included numerous breakups and makeups along the way.

    The I Hope It Rains singer would go on to file for divorce from the former NFL player later in the month, citing ‘inappropriate marital conduct, irreconcilable differences and adultery,’ according to documents obtained by People.           

    Home sweet home: The One Tree Hill star maintains she has aarived at her'happy place' not long after making her way to the lake in Michigan

    Home sweet home: The One Tree Hill star maintains she has aarived at her ‘happy place’ not long after making her way to the lake in Michigan

    Working it: The country music star shared a video while out on a fast walk with a gal pal

    Working it: The country music star shared a video while out on a fast walk with a gal pal

    Childlike; The proud mother confessed she has returned to the'kids table' during a meal

    Childlike; The proud mother confessed she has returned to the ‘kids table’ during a meal

    The couple began dating in August 2014 but split up weeks later when she announced on social media that he cheated on her. They later reconciled, and got married in May 2015 in a rustic outdoor ceremony in Caussin’s home state of Virginia.

    After admitting he cheated again, the couple separated in 2016 when their daughter Jolie was just seven-months-old. But they did not give up.

    Caussin sought treatment at a rehabilitation facility, seemingly for sex addiction, and the two continued to try to rebuild their relationship, with some more bumps in the road that were often discussed on their Whine Down podcast.

    During a March 2019 episode, Kramer revealed her husband, a former NFL player, suffered a ‘massive’ relapse in his sex addiction about a year prior that did not include ‘sex outside the marriage.’ 

    Relaxing with a glass of wine: The mother of two was happy to reach'the end of the day' after enjoying all the fun in the sun with family and friends

    Relaxing with a glass of wine: The mother of two was happy to reach ‘the end of the day’ after enjoying all the fun in the sun with family and friends

    Breaking point: Kramer filed for divorce from Mike Caussin in April after numerous breakups, infidelities and makeups during their six-years of marriage

    Breaking point: Kramer filed for divorce from Mike Caussin in April after numerous breakups, infidelities and makeups during their six-years of marriage

    But by this past April the One Tree Star had finally had enough and filed for divorce.

    ‘It’s time. As I try to make sense of a reality I never wanted to believe could be possible again, those words have now become a reality,’ she wrote on Instagram at the time. ‘I’ve fought y’all. I’ve loved hard. I’ve forgiven. I’ve put the work in. I’ve given everything I have, and now I have nothing else to give.’

    The former couple reportedly reached an agreement in late May regarding custody and child support.  

    According to the documents, Kramer was awarded primary custody of Jolie and Jace, which translates to her having them 240 days out of the year, while Caussin will have them for the remaining 125 days. In addition, Kramer will pay Caussin $3,200 per month in child support.      

    According to the documents, Kramer was awarded primary custody of Jolie and Jace in late May; the former couple are pictured in January 2019

    According to the documents, Kramer was awarded primary custody of Jolie and Jace in late May; the former couple are pictured in January 2019

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