Jana Kramer’s husband cheated when they dated, she thought he would stop

Jana Kramer is a country singer currently competing on Dancing With The Stars. Prior to now we’ve only talked about her once, when she was responding to mommy shamers who told her she should make her own baby food instead of buying the fancy organic kind in jars. Somehow she scored the cover of US magazine, probably as some kind of cross-promotional deal with DWTS, and also because she has a really compelling personal story. Jana’s husband cheated on her multiple times with several different women. As I mentioned in our story on Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling getting secretly married, the upper tier celebrity magazines are showing how out of touch they are following the Brangelina split. Or maybe this is just evidence that Angelina knew exactly the right moment to drop the news to make it look like the tabloids are slow. We may not know Angelina’s version of that split yet, but Jana is dishing in case you care! Jana’s husband was a real dog. Won’t someone pay attention to Jana?

Dancing With the Stars’ Jana Kramer has two-stepped her way through her share of troubled relationships. “I’ve always wanted to have a family, to be married,” the singer admitted to Us Weekly in 2015. “And I wanted those things so badly that I’ve forced things before.” After calling off a seven-­month engagement in August 2013, the “I Got the Boy” singer realized she needed to take a break from romance. “For the first time in my life,” she continued, “I was happy being alone.”

And then she met NFL tight end ­Michael Caussin. When the twosome connected in June 2014, the twice-divorced Kramer was convinced her unlucky-in-love streak was over. “I was in such a good, healthy place that everything just fell into place — it was easy,” raved Kramer 11 days before their May 2015 wedding. “He’s a great listener, we communicate really well together and we have so much fun. It just works.” Watch Kramer and Caussin’s wedding video below.

Or so she thought. As Kramer was fulfilling her fantasy — baby Jolie arrived January 31 — the former Washington Redskins pro, 29, was betraying the woman he once called “my partner in crime.” A source close to Kramer reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, “Mike cheated on her multiple times with multiple women.” Though the ACM Award winner, 32, had her suspicions — the two even split up after he strayed in 2014 — she was hesitant to leave the father of her child. But when a friend approached her this summer and confessed that she believed a paid escort she knew was sleeping with Caussin, Kramer realized she could no longer ignore the red flags. She announced their separation in August and weeks later hinted that the athlete’s wandering eye was to blame, posting an Instagram clip of herself singing Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”

As a last-ditch effort, Caussin, retired since 2015 with hip and knee injuries, entered Mississippi’s Pine Grove rehab facility to treat his sex addiction, reveals a Kramer insider. But a source says there’s no rehabilitating their 16-month union. “Jana finally woke up — she knew she couldn’t do it anymore,” says the source. “They’re definitely done.”

The problems started early for the One Tree Hill alum and the James Madison University football standout. She was smitten after their June 2014 introduction. “When he walked on my tour bus, I was like, That’s the man I’m going to marry,” she recalled to Us in 2015. But two months later, says the Kramer insider, “he cheated on her.” Devastated, Kramer wiped him from her social media accounts, cryptically tweeting: “Never trust anyone.” But her stance quickly softened, and the two reconnected. “She really did love him,” says the insider. “She ignored the warning signs because she cared about him.” By December, the Nashville-based pair were engaged and planning a rustic wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in his native Virginia.

Yet even as the singer selected the peony-and-rose floral arrangements and lavender-flavor wedding cake, she had her doubts. When Caussin was away on his bachelor weekend, Kramer borrowed a pal’s phone to try to catch him cheating. “She texted him, saying something along the lines of ‘Had fun last night,’” says the insider. “She was trying to bait him to see if he had met anyone.”

When she didn’t catch him in the act, Kramer was convinced he was a changed man. Says a Kramer pal, “She told friends she really believed the cheating would never happen again.”

[From US Magazine]

Well I hope she’s ok now and has friends around her. That said, he cheated on her after they were only dating two months. Assuming they were exclusive at that point that’s a huge red flag! Why didn’t she dump him for good? He was probably a charmer and she sounds like one of those women who hates to be alone. Just judging from the photos of this guy, sometimes it’s the nicest, friendliest guys who are the biggest cheaters. Without getting into details, I’m thinking of the ex husband of a friend who was the epitome of a nice guy by outside appearances but treated her mean at home and cheated on her every chance he got. Also, my advice to her and to every woman who hates to be single: take yourself on dates, make fun plans for yourself and go out with your friends. Do exactly what you want to do and enjoy it. There’s no reason to settle for the first douchebag who shows up. Also, no matter how great the guy is, no guy is the answer to your problems! No guy is going to complete you, only you can do that.

Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin attend the 51st Annual ACM Awards 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

51st Annual ACM Awards

photos credit: Pacific Coast News, Getty and FameFlynet

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  1. Birdie says:

    I can’t with people like that. So, you’re surprised he cheated after he already cheated? And how old is this lady? Already her second divorce. Some people just make odd relationship decisions.

    • Jen says:

      I found out yesterday it’s actually her third…and the previous two lasted months-kind of questionable.

      • Starkiller says:

        Also, between the second and third husbands, she was engaged again. But for sheer dumb luck, this could actually be her FOURTH divorce.

        I know several women (and several men, actually) who are like this. For whatever reason, they just want to be able to say they’re married. Doesn’t matter to whom, anyone will do, and as soon as the marriage inevitably combusts, they are right back at it. It’s a sickness.

      • elle says:

        Reminds me of a conversation between two of my thrice-married friends. In response to one’s question as to why she wanted to get married again, the other said, ‘I don’t know… it’s just more permanent that way.”

        She also had a penchant for tattooing the names of her loves on her arm, which someone referred to as looking like Santa’s Naughty List.

    • burnsie says:

      She’s 32 and I think this is her 3rd marriage

  2. detritus says:

    Lovely and very true last paragraph.

    “She really did love him,” says the insider. “She ignored the warning signs because she cared about him.”
    That’s the hard part.
    It’s easy to fall in love. It’s hard to do it with the right person, and it’s hard to leave when you see they aren’t the right fit.

  3. Kate says:

    She used to date Brantley Gilbert – mid-level country singer. Word around town was she cheated on him.

  4. Mar says:

    She is very pretty. That’s all I got.

  5. Konspiracytheory says:

    “That’s the man I’m going to marry.” Well, besides that one guy I married. Oh, and the other guy I married before him…

  6. adastraperaspera says:

    Like I mentioned in another post yesterday, Jana was our neighbor when she first moved to Nashville to market herself as country. She and Brantley GIlbert were an industry match at that time, bolstered via a CMA appearance (the common device). She proved to be a Bieber-eske neighbor, who was rude and dismissive of others. Even worse for her, though, is that she’s reached the expiration date for success in this town. She doesn’t seem to have songwriters going to bat for her, for instance. I suspect her obnoxious “I’m bigger than this town” behavior damaged her chances. That and having no talent. Sorry but I have to be claws out on this one.

  7. QQ says:

    Idk who this one is but she sounds 57 flavors of Messy AND clueless to boot

    • lurkingweirdo says:

      57 flavors of messy…QQ, you have such a way with words! (and as a Pittsburgher, I love the Heinz reference)

  8. Margo S. says:

    The sad thing is is that guys (or girls) who cheat tend to go after insecure partners. They know that even if they are found out, the partner will forgive them so they can do it over and over. So true that no one needs anyone to complete them. You should complete yourself and should be with a partner because it works for the both of you, not because you have too.

    • lurkingweirdo says:

      I know some pretty kick-ass women who married serial cheaters. I’m one of them. I don’t think anyone who knows me well would describe me as insecure. It’s unkind to paint the unsuspecting partners of these con artists as part of the problem. Another victimization.

  9. Tourmaline says:

    She’ll be married again within a year. She’s on track to have 6 husbands by age 50.

  10. Lucy says:

    What you wrote on the last paragraph is SO important, I can never stress it enough. I wish more people (in this case, women) knew and understood that. Loving oneself is just as (and, in some cases, even more) important as loving others.

  11. OG MJ says:

    “She was smitten after their June 2014 introduction. ‘When he walked on my tour bus, I was like, That’s the man I’m going to marry.’”

    You mean the third man you’re going to marry by age 31? How romantic… GMAFB. It’s OK to be a tabloid/fame careerist. Just don’t insult us.

  12. naomipaige says:

    In my experiences with cheaters, they never stop!

  13. Susan says:

    So they meet in June, he cheats by August and they are engaged by December? There are some seriously bad decisions being made in this story.

  14. Nimbolicious says:

    Once a cheater, always a cheater, my dear. And if you marry him all you’re doing is creating another vacancy.

  15. CG says:

    I loved her on One Tree Hill—kinda makes me hope she gets a happy ending.

  16. Elizabeth says:

    I have been reading news on this website for quite awhile. This, by far, is my favorite piece. Honest, blunt, and kind with some real life lessons for women- summed up great job! Build us women up, not tear us down.