COUNTRY singer Jana Kramer has just announced her split from husband Mike Caussin.
Before her relationship with the ex-NFL tight end, she was married to Michael Gambino in 2004.
Who is Jana Kramer’s ex-husband Michael Gambino?
Jana, 37, told People that she met Mike when she was just a teenager.
She said: “I met Mike when I was 19 at a Coffee Bean in L.A.
“He was a smooth-talker, very charming, intriguing and obviously older.
“At the time, I liked that. I felt protected.
The couple married after just two weeks of dating – but their relationship quickly turned sour.
Jana said Gambino began abusing her, and she was forced to sleep in her car or hide in bushes to stay away from him.
The singer said: “He’d come home at three o’clock in the morning and pick me up out of bed, throw me onto the ground and start yelling and hitting.
“Then the next morning he’d be like, ‘Hey, baby,’ as if nothing had happened.
“When I said, ‘I can’t do this any more’ he sent me a photo of my dogs on the freeway and said, ‘I’m going to let them go if you don’t come home’.
“He’d kick me out of the house, I’d sleep in the car and then that next morning I’d be with him in bed again.”
She had to hide the bruises she sustained with make-up.
She added: “My self-confidence went down each time he was abusive.”
Why did Jana Kramer and Michael Gambino divorce?
The couple divorced just months after they got married.
In August 2004, Gambino choked Jana until she was unconscious and left her battered and bleeding outside their home.
She said: “I remember praying that night, ‘Please, just take me away, I don’t want to be here any more’.”
Gambino was convicted of attempted murder and was sentenced to six years behind bars.
He got out of prison in 2010, and then committed suicide in 2012.
Do Jana and Michael have any children?
Jana and Gambino do not have any children together.
However Jana went on to have two children with third husband Caussin.
Daughter Jolie Rae was born in January 2016 and son Jace Joseph followed in November 2018.
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