Jana Kramer on Being a Single Mom While Working: ‘I’m Trying to Manage It the Best That I Can’

09/08/2016 at 11:00 AM ET

Jana Kramer Dancing with the Stars
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Jana Kramer can do it all. Not only is the country singer/songwriter currently on tour, but the mom to 7-month-old daughter Jolie Rae just joined Dancing With the Stars as well.

“It’s definitely hard just because we’re so busy with rehearsals and being on tour and also wanting to spend time with Jolie,” Kramer told PEOPLE about how she balances her many hats while at the Good Morning America cast reveal party in New York City on Wednesday.

“I’m trying to manage it the best that I can and show single moms out there that we can do it,” she continues. “We can do it all, hear us roar.”

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Kramer, 32, separated from her husband and Jolie’s father, former NFL tight end Michael Caussin, last month.

At the time, the star posted a photo on Instagram thanking her fans for their support.

“I just wanted to say thank you to my fans for all the love,” Kramer wrote along with a snap of her and her baby girl. “This has been an extremely hard time but Jolie has given me more strength than I ever thought possible. Your continued support means the world too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Amazing rehearsal day. Now hang time with my girl #supermom

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But even with a demanding schedule, Kramer admits she’s excited to join the competition series.

“This is something so new obviously for me and it’s so fun to dive right in and learn something new,” shares Kramer, who adds that she’s “more excited to learn a different form of dance.”

And her pro partner, Gleb Savchenko, is just as excited for the new season, calling Kramer “the dream partner any pro can dream of.”

“I just love working with Jana,” says Savchenko. “We’ve only had five days, but it’s been an absolute blast and she’s really hard working and dedicated and focused.”

“She’s a mother of a 7-month-old baby. She’s on tour. She’s doing Dancing With the Stars. Learning all those qualities about her inspires me and I wanna do my best to teach her,” continues Savchenko, adding he hopes that the pair will make it to the finale.

Echoes Kramer: “I hit the jackpot with my partner.”

Season 23 of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC

— Mariah Haas with reporting by Ale Russian

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Steph on

I can’t stand this whiner

Ari on

She needs to wash her hair…you could fry chips in it.

Sandy on

What a self-gratifying person. She chose to be that busy and I am sure the guy is a single dad too. Don’t act like you are doing everything yourself. These people really erk me.

Betty Rubble on

Give me a break. You split from your husband 2 weeks ago. You are also rich with nannies and cooks and housekeepers. Try REALLY being a single parent, without all the help, and making just above minimum wage, for 18 years. I have no sympathy for you.

KL on

Hmm jeeze, should be focusing on being with your 7 month old!! and NOT being on a stupid dance show… obviously don’t know your priorities…

beandnotseem on

She is unlucky in love. Three failed marriages and at least one broken engagement. But I wish her the best of luck as a single mom.

Robin on

She’s seperate? Wow that was fast. Only a few months ago she was singing his praises.

Angie Sharp on

Oh please with the money she’s got she is so not a single mother, and why would you work so much with a 7 month old baby…Famewhore anyone…Give me a break and just stfu! My bestfriend is a true single mom working a minimum wage job raising her daughter by herself with no help from a dead beat dad.

megan on

If you know Jana’s dating history, she’ll be engaged again within a few months anyway. She’s the type that’s in love with being in love and “can’t” stay single

Sara on

After 3 failed marriages before 40 (and a broken engagement), Jana should probably not get married again for a while.

steveo on

How much longer do we have to read about “heroic” women depriving their daughters/sons from an intact family? Let me say as an old man that FOR SURE the children suffer and become disfunctional grownups.
But that is karma.
In any case I am very tired of seeing these women as well as the heroic single-fathers also going around as fellow heros. They are not models to anything except selfishness.

Seriously on

So wait, no one is forcing her to do all these things. I like her, but it sounds like she wants a medal for choosing to be famous. She could easily step back or not do dancing with the stars and spend more time with her child.

guest on

Adorable baby!! I am just going to call it now she is going to become involved with Gleb. And with her track record she will be engaged, married and divorced in the next 18 months!

Jess on

You are choosing to do dancing with the stars. No one is forcing you. You could easily step back and spend time with your kiddo!

Hannah on

She can do it all… except stay married to someone 😂😂

Meghan on

First of all, you’ve been separated for two weeks. Second, you’re the bitch kicking your husband while he’s down and choosing not to help him with his problems. Screw you.

Jen on

Being separated doesn’t mean you are single. It’s just an excuse to sleep around while still married. But then again, look at her track record with relationships.

Michael on

She’ll be engaged to her partner in no time! And then they’ll be married and divorced a year later. There’s a common denominator in all these marriages, Jana..

Donna nolf on

I have been abused and a single mother. Why all of a sudden she is pulling all this out as she is on dwts! Really!

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