Jana Kramer has opened up about something both very personal and very painful:
She has suffered a miscarriage.
The former One Tree Hill star and country artist shared a photo on Instagram Saturday of herself holding an ultrasound photo.
She then explained the basis for the image and detailed all she had recently gone through.
Out of respect for Kramer, we'll just go ahead and share her message in its entirety, word-for-heartbreaking-word...
1-3 Today I am 1-3. I debated posting this for the exact reason why it’s a silent struggle.
I don’t want I’m sorry or sympathy. I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not. This unfortunately isn’t my first loss.
When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop but I know for reasons like this we have to wait.
So because we don’t tell many, we have to suffer silently...and suffering silently was my thing in the past, but it’s not now.
For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other.
You don’t need to feel alone and maybe that’s me talking to myself but if you need a place to share, I’m here for you...and all of us are (and guys too.
The picture Kramer posted along with her passionate caption appears above. Her story continues as follows:
We sometimes silence your voice because you feel bad to express how it’s made u feel so let this be a safe place for you too).
And because I don’t have all the words to say because I’m knee deep in crying and trying to listen to God, my girlfriend @alittlebitfancy says them for me.
But in her Words and her story on her loss. It’s powerful and strong and those who have suffered a loss I truly feel u can heal reading her blog. I know for me it helped.
Head over to her page. Her link is in the bio and also in my bio. I love you guys. #yourenotalone
Click HERE to read the blog entry Kramer is referring to toward the end of her post.
Kramer welcomed daughter named Jolie with then-husband Mike Caussin in 2016.
As previously noted, the couple separated shortly afterward due to Caussin's infidelity.
He then entered rehab.
Kramer said in September that she was forced to address the cheating and the separation after word leaked online, but that she and Caussin have remained dedicated to making their marriage work.
“There are days where I’m like, ‘I’m done, I cannot do this anymore,'" she said this fall on Olivia Caridi’s podcast, elaborating:
"And that was like a week ago. And then I’m like, ‘No. Keep fighting.’"
"I look at my baby girl and I’m like, ‘I’m going to keep fighting.'"
"Because I see him trying too. So that’s why we never released a statement because I don’t want to ever be like, ‘Oh, we’re great and in love.’
"We’re working on it. We’re in the trenches. My thing is like, maybe down the road, we’ll be like, ‘This is what we’ve accomplished or not.’ I don’t know.
"The only reason that I stayed is because I’ve seen how hard he’s worked to become the better version of himself and to be a better man and be very present."