Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

Jana Kramer and Jay Cutler pictured for the first time together

Jana Kramer has been pictured for the first time with Jay Cutler after losing her friend Kristin Cavallari over her fledgling romance with the former football player.   

The couple were spotted in a group photo at the opening of The Twelve Thirty Club rooftop bar in Nashville on Wednesday.

The duo have enjoyed a couple of outings together this past month amid objections from Jay’s ex and Jana’s former friend Kristin.

Strike a pose: Jana Kramer was pictured for the first time with Jay Cutler as they attended The Twelve Thirty Club Rooftop VIP Opening in Nashville last week 

DailyMail.com revealed earlier this month that Kristin had cut all ties with Jana after discovering she had gone on a date with her ex-husband.   

The Uncommon James designer, 34, is furious at her former friend, with an insider exclusively telling DailyMail.com: ‘Kristin is done with Jana.’

‘She feels like it is a complete stab in the back. Girlfriends don’t do this to one another,’ the source added, noting Kristin immediately ‘blocked’ the singer on social media. 

Kramer and Cutler recently enjoyed a dinner date at Bourbon Steak before ‘grabbing drinks’ at Nashville’s L.A. Jackson, according to People

Look who's here! Shannon Ford, who starred on Kristin's now-cancelled reality series Very Cavallari, was among those in attendance

Look who’s here! Shannon Ford, who starred on Kristin’s now-cancelled reality series Very Cavallari, was among those in attendance 

Betrayed: Cavallari feels like Jana Kramer's date with ex-husband Jay Cutler was a 'stab in the back,' a close friend tells DailyMail.com. She's seen in January 2020 above

Betrayed: Cavallari feels like Jana Kramer’s date with ex-husband Jay Cutler was a ‘stab in the back,’ a close friend tells DailyMail.com. She’s seen in January 2020 above

‘So far it’s just been one date,’ the source noted of their rendezvous after fans reported the excursion to @cocktailsandgossip’s Instagram account.  

But Cavallari was quick to nix her friendship with Kramer, nonetheless, according to DailyMail.com’s insider.

‘It took her all of one second after learning the news that she was seeing Jay to block her on social media.’

Jana and Jay’s date is even more upsetting given how Kristin supported her ex-friend during her divorce from ‘serial cheater’ Mike Caussin.

Done: 'Kristin is done with Jana,' an insider exclusively told DailyMail.com. 'Girlfriends don't do this to one another'; Jana seen in 2019

Done: 'Kristin is done with Jana,' an insider exclusively told DailyMail.com. 'Girlfriends don't do this to one another'; Jay seen in 2019

Done: ‘Kristin is done with Jana,’ an insider exclusively told DailyMail.com. ‘Girlfriends don’t do this to one another’

Brazen: Kramer's behavior is especially upsetting considering that Cavallari 'actually recommended her divorce attorney to Jana when she needed help leaving her toxic marriage' from serial cheater Mike Caussin, above together in 2019

Brazen: Kramer’s behavior is especially upsetting considering that Cavallari ‘actually recommended her divorce attorney to Jana when she needed help leaving her toxic marriage’ from serial cheater Mike Caussin, above together in 2019

‘No one knows this but Kristin actually recommended her divorce attorney to Jana when she needed help leaving her toxic marriage,’ the source revealed.

‘Both girls were really close, but Kristin cannot see a way forward in their friendship after Jana did this to her.’ 

The duo also saw Nate Bargatze perform comedy in South Carolina earlier this month.

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.’

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.

That source downplayed Kristin and Jana’s friendship, saying: ‘Kristin and Jana are just acquaintances and have only met twice. They’re not friends.’ 

New flame? Kristin is dating rising country star Chase Rice, above

New flame? Kristin is dating rising country star Chase Rice, above

Date night: A source recently dished to People that Kristin and Chase 'enjoyed a date night on Monday at Losers Bar and Grill in Nashville'; Kristin seen in 202

Date night: A source recently dished to People that Kristin and Chase ‘enjoyed a date night on Monday at Losers Bar and Grill in Nashville’; Kristin seen in 202 

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.

She has since moved on into to rising country star Chase Rice after breaking up with comedian Jeff Dye. 

A source recently dished to People that Kristin and Chase ‘enjoyed a date night on Monday at Losers Bar and Grill in Nashville.’

The insider claimed that the pair ‘were very affectionate and making out’ during their date, adding that ‘it’s still early days and they’re not exclusively dating, but they’re having a good time and enjoying getting to know each other.’ 

Kristin and Jay’s relationship began back in 2010, after The Hills alum met the NFL star at a Chicago Bears preseason game.

Ex: Kristin and Cutler called it quits on their marriage in April 2020 after 10 years together and three children; Jay seen in 2019

Ex: Kristin and Cutler called it quits on their marriage in April 2020 after 10 years together and three children; Jay seen in 2019

Parents: The former pair welcomed three children during the span of their relationship: sons Camden, nine, Jaxon, seven, and daughter Saylor, five

Parents: The former pair welcomed three children during the span of their relationship: sons Camden, nine, Jaxon, seven, and daughter Saylor, five 

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.

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. 

Amicable? Jay and Krstin uploaded divorce announcements to their respective Instagram pages in April 2020

Amicable? Jay and Krstin uploaded divorce announcements to their respective Instagram pages in April 2020

Jay and Kristin would go onto tied the knot on June 8, 2013 during an intimate wedding at the Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Over the next several years, they’d welcome son Jaxon, seven, and daughter Saylor, five and even sign on for their very own reality show, titled Very Cavallari, in 2018 on E!

With their marriage and family life in the spotlight, cheating rumors about Jay and his and Kristin’s close friend Kelly Henderson were addressed in Very Cavallari’s third season.

Though Cutler and Henderson denied ever having an affair, Kristin expressed that she was most unhappy with how Henderson handled the rumors.

‘I kept trying to reach out to her and talk to her about it and tell her how I was feeling, and instead of her just owning her side of it and being like, ‘I’m sorry. Oh my god, that was never my intention,’ or whatever, she kept giving me pushback and would get really defensive,’ Kristin claimed.

The beginning: Kristin and Jay's relationship began back in 2010, after The Hills alum met the NFL star at a Chicago Bears preseason game. They would get engaged eight months later in 2011; Kristin and Hay pictured in 2015

The beginning: Kristin and Jay’s relationship began back in 2010, after The Hills alum met the NFL star at a Chicago Bears preseason game. They would get engaged eight months later in 2011; Kristin and Hay pictured in 2015

Called off: In her 2016 memoir, Kirstin explained that she called off the pair's engagement in 2011 because a 'few things needed to change' in her and Jay's relationship

Called off: In her 2016 memoir, Kirstin explained that she called off the pair’s engagement in 2011 because a ‘few things needed to change’ in her and Jay’s relationship

With the coronavirus in full swing by March 2020, Jay and Kristin and their three children ventured to the Bahamas.

Upon their return in April, the pair announced via a lengthy Instagram post that they would be calling it quits.

‘With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce. We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of,’ the caption read.

‘This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family.’

Despite the amicable nature of their joint statement, sources told DailyMail.com that Jay’s ‘rude and dismissive’ treatment of ‘her, their family, friends and fans’ contributed to his split from Kristin.

In the cards: Jay and Kristin would go onto tied the knot on June 8, 2013 during an intimate wedding at the Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, Tennessee; Jay and Kristin pictured in 2019

In the cards: Jay and Kristin would go onto tied the knot on June 8, 2013 during an intimate wedding at the Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, Tennessee; Jay and Kristin pictured in 2019

Reality stars: Over the next several years, they'd welcome son Jaxon, seven, and daughter Saylor, five and even sign on for their very own reality show, titled Very Cavallari, in 2018 on E!

Reality stars: Over the next several years, they’d welcome son Jaxon, seven, and daughter Saylor, five and even sign on for their very own reality show, titled Very Cavallari, in 2018 on E!

‘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.

‘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.’

Behavioral: Despite the amicable nature of their 2021 divorce statement, sources told DailyMail.com that Jay's 'rude and dismissive' treatment of 'her, their family, friends and fans' contributed to his split from Kristin; pictured in 2020

Behavioral: Despite the amicable nature of their 2021 divorce statement, sources told DailyMail.com that Jay’s ‘rude and dismissive’ treatment of ‘her, their family, friends and fans’ contributed to his split from Kristin; pictured in 2020

Kristin and Jay would throw yet another social media curveball when they each shared the same Instagram selfie together with their respective followings in January 2021.

‘The world is full of users. 10 years. Can’t break that,’ the caption read, a clear reference to the duo’s decade-long relationship.

Jay appeared to have taken the selfie, which showed Kristin leaning up against his left shoulder and folding her arms.

Despite the seemingly united front, 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.

Family first: 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'

Family first: 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’

'Can't break that': Kristin and Jay would throw yet another social media curveball when they each shared the same Instagram selfie together with their respective followings in January 2021

‘Can’t break that’: Kristin and Jay would throw yet another social media curveball when they each shared the same Instagram selfie together with their respective followings in January 2021

Kristin was reportedly ‘pushing back hard’ against his quest for ownership of the brand which also boasts a range of apparel and home goods. 

Since the May report, there has been zero updates on or confirmation regarding Jay’s petition.

Kristin would go on to pay tribute to her estranged husband for Father’s Day in June. She included a candid photo of Jay playing basketball with Camden, Jaxon, and Saylor with the caption: ‘the best’

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.’

50/50: Despite the seemingly united front, 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

50/50: Despite the seemingly united front, 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

Father's Day tribute: Kristin would go on to pay tribute to her estranged husband for Father's Day in June. She included a candid photo of Jay playing basketball with Camden, Jaxon, and Saylor with the caption: 'the best'

Father’s Day tribute: Kristin would go on to pay tribute to her estranged husband for Father’s Day in June. She included a candid photo of Jay playing basketball with Camden, Jaxon, and Saylor with the caption: ‘the best’ 

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. 

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.

Over: Kramer, 37, announced via Instagram on April 21 that she was calling it quits with Caussin after six years of marriage; pictured in 2019

Over: Kramer, 37, announced via Instagram on April 21 that she was calling it quits with Caussin after six years of marriage; pictured in 2019 

Emotional: The 37-year-old country singer made the announcement via an emotional text post shared to Instagram, which began with the poignant phrase: 'It's time'

Emotional: The 37-year-old country singer made the announcement via an emotional text post shared to Instagram, which began with the poignant phrase: ‘It’s time’

Although the reasons behind the couple’s second split were not explicitly revealed at the time, Jana later confirmed rumors of infidelity in a statement to People.

‘Mike was the biggest of the betrayals because it was the first time in a relationship where I truly loved the version of me,’ she told the outlet at the time.

‘I didn’t feel I had to prove that I was good enough, I was vulnerable and finally at peace with myself. But I was fooled.’

Mike, also speaking to People on the matter, acknowledged that ‘certain actions and behaviors have caused issues in my marriage and I am deeply sorry for the pain I have caused Jana.

‘I have and will continue to take the steps needed to change who I am as a person in order to be a better husband and father,’ concluded Mike, who had actually filed for divorce from Jana at the time.

Finalized: On July 23, Kramer took to Instagram, once again, to reveal that her divorce from Caussin had been finalized; Kramer pictured in 2018

Finalized: On July 23, Kramer took to Instagram, once again, to reveal that her divorce from Caussin had been finalized; Kramer pictured in 2018 

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.

‘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.

Custody: The now divorced couple have also agreed on a custody arrangement for their two children Jolie, five, and Jace, two

Custody: The now divorced couple have also agreed on a custody arrangement for their two children Jolie, five, and Jace, two 

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.’

Kramer said that she looked through the house for a secret phone and talked to her therapist about the trust issues.

Scandals: Mike and Jana's marriage was plagued with several cheating scandals on Mike's part, which appear to have led to their finite split in April 2021; the pair pictured in 2019

Scandals: Mike and Jana’s marriage was plagued with several cheating scandals on Mike’s part, which appear to have led to their finite split in April 2021; the pair pictured in 2019 

Caussin – a former NFL tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins – had cheated in the past, so she wasn’t able to unring the bell based on his past actions.

‘I can’t ignore it completely because of our history … so I’m just kind of, like, stuck,’ she said. ‘The really sucky thing about it is that my default can’t go to ‘There’s no way.’ That’s where it hurts the most, where I can’t just go, ‘I trust him 1000 percent. He would never do that’ – I think that’s where it stung.’

Kramer, who played Alex Dupre on One Tree Hill, said that the direct messages struck a particularly uncomfortable chord for her based on their past.

‘The very first time I found out Mike cheated on me was through a DM,’ she said. ‘I think – I told my therapist this – I almost have this weird PTSD where I go through my DMs, almost looking to see if the truth is gonna prevail in the DM again.’

Caussin on the podcast said that he didn’t hold it against his wife when she stopped speaking with him in the wale 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.’ 

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