Former NFL player Jay Cutler and country music singer Jana Kramer are moving forward with their relationship despite objections from his ex and her former friend Kristin Cavallari.
The pair saw Nate Bargatze perform comedy in South Carolina. The former Chicago Bear posted a photo of the stage while the One Tree Hill actress posted a photo with the comedian.
A source for E! News confirmed that the couple attended the event together saying, ‘Jay and Jana were there, and they had a lot of fun.’
A budding romance: Cutler, seen here in 2019, went to a comedy show with his new lady, Jana Kramer
An item: A source for E! News confirmed that the couple attended the event together saying, ‘Jay and Jana were there, and they had a lot of fun.’
The couple’s date comes just days after Cavallari blocked the singer on all social media when she found out that her Spring Breakdown co-star went on a date with her ex-husband.
The source for E! News went on to say that the two were never close friends, and she only blocked Kramer because, ‘She doesn’t have room for this in her life.’
An insider for DailyMail.com however thinks their relationship was more important to Cavallari than the E! News source said it was.
‘She feels like it is a complete stab in the back. Girlfriends don’t do this to one another,’ the source added.
The couple’s first date was at Bourbon Steak before ‘grabbing drinks’ at Nashville’s L.A. Jackson, according to People.
Picture with the talent: The One Tree Hill actress posted a photo with Nate Bargatze after the performance
View from the seats: Cutler posted this photo from the couple’s seats
Despite the fact that Cavallari is now dating country music singer Chase Rice, she was quick to cut her former friend off.
‘It took her all of one second after learning the news that she was seeing Jay to block her on social media,’ the insider said.
Jana and Jay’s date is even more upsetting given how Kristin supported her ex-friend during her divorce from ‘serial cheater’ Mike Caussin.
‘No one knows this but Kristin actually recommended her divorce attorney to Jana when she needed help leaving her toxic marriage,’ the source revealed.
Not friends anymore: A DailyMail.com source said ‘Both girls were really close, but Kristin cannot see a way forward in their friendship after Jana did this to her’; seen in 2020
‘Both girls were really close, but Kristin cannot see a way forward in their friendship after Jana did this to her.’
Meanwhile, it seems like Jana might be a pawn in Jay’s plan to win back his ex.
Earlier today it was reported that the NFL alum was trying to make his ex ‘jealous’ with his date with her friend.
‘He’s not happy she’s dating Chase [Rice] and has been trying to get Kristin back,’ an insider told Page Six.
Kristin and Cutler called it quits on their marriage in April 2020 after 10 years together.
A decade gone: Cavallari and Cutler, seen here in 2015, Kristin and Cutler called it quits on their marriage in April 2020 after 10 years together
The former pair welcomed three children during the span of their relationship: sons Camden, nine, Jaxon, seven, and daughter Saylor, five.
The pair met during a Bears preseason game in 2010.
Things moved very quickly between the pair, with Kristin and Jay announcing they were engaged just eight-months into the relationship.
But three months into their whirlwind engagement, Cavallari called it off.
Rocky from the start: The couple called off their engagement early in the process because a ‘few things needed to change’
In her 2016 memoir, Kirstin explained that a ‘few things needed to change’ in her and Jay’s relationship in order for their marriage to work.
She felt that ending the engagement was the ‘only way’ Jay would know ‘how serious [she] was’ about these changes, one of which was Jay’s traditional stance on gender roles.
‘He envisioned himself being the sole breadwinner and his wife staying at home,’ she wrote.
By the latter end of 2011, Kristin and Jay would rekindle their romance, as well as their engagement. They’d go on to welcome their first child, son Camden the following year.
The money man: Cutler allegedly viewed himself as the sole breadwinner when he and Cavallari got together, a notion he had to try and change
Despite the amicable nature of their joint statement announcing the split, sources told DailyMail.com that Jay’s ‘rude and dismissive’ treatment of ‘her, their family, friends and fans’ contributed to his split from Kristin.
‘He’d always be in a bad mood and closed off. There was ice running through his veins and he’d couldn’t have been colder or more distant,’ one insider shared.
Although they initially squabbled over custody and money they have evidently put any acrimony behind them and are forging ahead as co-parents.
In fact in September Kristin told Entertainment Tonight that she ended her reality show Very Cavallari in order to keep the divorce off of TV.
Ice in his veins: Sources told DailyMail.com that Jay’s ‘rude and dismissive’ treatment of ‘her, their family, friends and fans’
‘I didn’t want to talk about my divorce on camera and have to expose that. I really think that some things should be kept private,’ she explained.
To many’s surprise, the estranged couple reunited in October to celebrate Halloween with their brood. Kristin even took to Instagram to share a family photo of herself, Jay, and the kids in their costumes with the caption ‘Halloween 2020.’
Despite their seemingly amicable neature, TMZ reported in May that the former couple’s divorce hit a wall after Jay reportedly petitioned for ’50 percent ownership’ of Kristin’s company, Uncommon James.
Sources told the outlet that ‘Kristin doesn’t feel she owes him anything from Uncommon James’ because she started the business with her own money.
Kristin was reportedly ‘pushing back hard’ against his quest for ownership of the brand which also boasts a range of apparel and home goods.
Not giving him anything: Sources told the outlet that ‘Kristin doesn’t feel she owes him anything from Uncommon James’ because she started the business with her own money; Kristin seen this week plugging Uncommon James
Meanwhile, Jana Kramer’s divorce from ex Mike Caussin has been far from amicable.
Kramer, 37, announced via Instagram on April 21 that she was calling it quits with Caussin after six years of marriage.
At the time, Jana did not cite a specific reason for the split, a source told People that the 34-year-old NFL star ‘cheated and broke her trust again.’
On July 23, Kramer took to Instagram, once again, to reveal that her divorce from Caussin had been finalized.
She confessed in a lengthy caption that getting the ‘final call’ brought ‘tears’ to her eyes and that she felt ‘all the feels.’
The now divorced couple have also agreed on a custody arrangement for their two children Jolie, five, and Jace, two.
Moving on: Kramer divorced her husband, Mike Caussin, after multiple instances of infidelity on her part
Jana and Mike 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 August 2016 when their daughter Jolie Rae was just seven months old.
Despite a divorce filing in 2016 and ‘several weeks’ of separation, the pair eventually reconciled and renewed their wedding vows by December 2017.
Alongside her marriage struggles, Jana was also coping with the trauma of suffering a miscarriage, which she revealed to the world just weeks before renewing her vows with Mike. It was the third miscarriage she ever endured.
In 2018, things appeared to be going well for the couple, with Jana falling pregnant with their ‘rainbow baby,’ son Jace Joseph, whom she and Mike welcome into the world in November of that year.
Unfortunately, feelings of betrayal would be felt once again by Kramer after she uncovered a photo of a topless woman on Caussin’s Apple Watch, that he had removed from his phone and purposely kept from her.
Shaking crying outside: Kramer started bawling when she found a photo of a topless woman on her husband’s Apple Watch
‘When I looked, I was like, ‘Goddamnit.’ I saw it and my heart just fell. It’s here. It’s happened again,’ recalled Kramer on her and Caussin’s Whine Out podcast.
‘I’m such an f***ing idiot, and I immediately called my best friend and I was just shaking crying outside.’
Mike explained on the podcast that he was ‘terrified’ to tell Jana that he had received the topless picture, despite knowing it would be ‘the right thing to do.’
‘I see it and I know the right thing to do is to go get Jana, pull her aside and say, ‘Hey. I just received this. I don’t know what the hell it is but I just need you to know.’ I was terrified to do so,’ he recalled.
In October 2020, Kramer revealed on her Whine Down podcast that an unidentified woman had sent her a direct message over social media that Mike had stepped out on their marriage with a friend of her’s, and hadn’t used protection in doing so.
‘I have this fear when I go through my DMs,’ Kramer said. ‘It just said, ‘Mike cheated again, I’m sorry.”
She said she ‘reached out’ to the account, which had with zero followers.
‘I started DMing this person,’ Kramer said. ‘They’re telling me things that maybe, could make sense or maybe, could be wrong. She said a few things about his hometown and I’m like, ‘OK, they could just look that up on the internet.’
‘She said something about, ‘He’s got a secret device,’ which has always been a fear of mine, that maybe he has some secret device that he talks to other people on.’
Caussin on the podcast said that he didn’t hold it against his wife when she stopped speaking with him in the wake of the distressing DM. Kramer later took to Instagram noting that he continues to receive treatment for his past sex addiction.
‘Mike is in recovery and anyone that lives with addiction knows how scary that can be because as much as we want to control and manage, it’s not our job,’ she wrote. ‘Today I see him working his program, I see him showing up as a father and as a husband, and I see his words matching his actions.’
Just weeks before Jana would file for divorce in 2021, she took to Instagram to reveal that she and Mike had a verbal ‘blow up.’