Jana Kramer And her fiancé, Alan RussellThey welcomed their first child together on Monday, November 13.
“Alan and I are truly thrilled and grateful to announce the birth of our son, Roman James Russell. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to create something so special together.” the people On Tuesday, November 14th.
They continued: “The name Roman isn’t really inspired by anyone, it’s just a strong name that we both love, but James (his middle name) was our grandfather’s name, so that was a nod to them.”
the One Tree Hill The alum, 39, and the former professional athlete, 42, confirmed in June, roughly two weeks after getting engaged, that they were expecting a baby.
“We’ve kept another secret from you guys (I promise this is the last announcement…at least for a short period of time)” 🤣But I’m pregnant!!!! Kramer wrote via Instagram at the time, sharing a photo of the couple holding up a positive pregnancy test. “Beyond blessed and grateful for this child to be a part of our story.”
While the Michigan native and Norwich FC coach — who has a 16-year-old son from a previous relationship — were eager to expand their family, Kramer feared fertility struggles.
It was a shock. “I didn’t think I could get pregnant,” she admitted during an episode of her podcast “Whine Down,” noting that her previous miscarriages made her anxious about carrying a pregnancy to term. “[Allan] He asked me: Do you want to have another child? he [was] The first person I was like, “With you, yeah, I’ll do it.” Then I remember feeling upset, and I said, “I don’t think I can do it.” I tell myself, “If you really want this, I may not be your girl because I don’t know if I can physically hold a child again.”
Kramer — who shares daughter Julie, 7, and son Jess, 4, with an ex-husband Mike Caussin She revealed in 2018 that she had suffered multiple miscarriages before Jess arrived.
“My body had gone through a lot of hormonal changes and I was like, ‘There are a lot of women who feel this way right now and they feel alone too.’” Football mom ma’am The actress said exclusively Us Weekly maybe. “It’s frustrating, but what I’ve realized is that having a child is truly a miracle, and it’s all in God’s timing and in His hands. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”
Kramer and Caussin, 36, eventually split in April 2021 amid alleged infidelity on the part of the former football player. The “Story” singer later moved on with Russell, whom she publicly revealed in January 2023.
“I definitely found my character,” Kramer told EXCLUSIVELY we Next April. “It’s incredible. It’s very safe,” Kramer said. we. “I’m just different around him. I’m calmer. And again, I’ve never felt safe in a relationship, and it’s really nice to feel that way.”
She continued: “In the past, a relationship was equivalent to happiness for me, and I broke that last year even before we met [Allan]. I used to say, “Well, I have to find happiness with myself or I’ll never be happy because a friend can’t make me happy.” Husband cannot make me happy. …I got to a good place, and then happiness came too.
After six months of dating, Russell proposed to the “I Got the Boy” singer shortly before Jolie informed Coussin via FaceTime.
“It’s like, ‘Guess what, Dad?’ “Mother is engaged!” Kramer recalled during a May 2023 episode of her podcast. “And he says, ‘That’s beautiful.’ I would have liked to have told him that, but I also don’t want Julie to have to keep secrets from her father.”
“He was like, ‘Hey, I’m really happy for you,'” she continued. Alan is a great guy. In fact, I started crying because he said, “Out of all people, you deserve to have someone who loves you and respects you and you deserve it.” He says, “After everything you’ve been through, you deserve this more than anyone else.” “It meant a lot to me that he said that.”