Jana Kramer is a country singer who has a popular podcast and who took her cheating husband back. We know because she told everyone about it and because she talks about it frequently on her podcast. Former NFL player Mike Caussin cheated on Jana when they were dating, he cheated on her after they got married and had a baby, and then he went to rehab and she took him back. Then he cheated again, which they called a “relapse” and for which he went to treatment again. She of course took him back, rinse and repeat. Oh and they had another baby somewhere in there. Jana’s perspective is that everyone cheats basically, and Mike is in treatment for it so that’s better than nothing. They talked about it to Us Magazine at a live recording of their podcast, Whine Down.
After Jana Kramer revealed that husband Mike Caussin had a sex addiction relapse about a year ago, the couple are moving forward with their marriage … and explaining to Us Weekly how the NFL alum has been straying on the straight and narrow in the months since the setback.
“It’s been a combination of meditation, 12-Step meetings, therapy,” Caussin, 32, told Us at a live recording of Kramer’s “Whine Down” podcast sponsored by Thrive Market earlier this month. “I have a weekly men’s group that I go to [in which] we all kind of keep each other in check. Just trying to be as honest as I can with Jana and with the people in my support system. … Those are just things that I do that keep me in my right mind and keep me sober and keep me healthy.”
Caussin and Kramer, 35 — who are the parents of daughter Jolie, 3, and son Jace, 4 months — divulged the “massive relapse” during a March episode of “Whine Down,” two and a half years after the former athlete’s first cheating scandal made headlines. On the podcast, Caussin clarified that the latest incident involved “no sex” and that “there wasn’t any other affair since that moment.”
[Jana] elaborated: “Yes, it wasn’t physical out of the marriage, but it was something where the action was basically … We’re just basically happy that someone didn’t show up. … I showed up at the hotel instead, if you really want to know.”
Kramer revealed her mindset regarding relapses at the same event. “Here’s the thing: Whether you’re an addict or not, something could always happen,” she told Us. “Anyone can cheat. Someone can cheat right now or tomorrow. … Of course, [with] an addict, I think there’s always that chance that it’s a higher chance, but I also know that where he’s at now, and the work we’ve done in our relationship … He’s got to live day by day, and in this moment today, I know he’s sober and he’s healthy and we’re happy.”
So Jana knew that Mike was meeting someone at a hotel and she showed up and stopped it? That’s crazy. This may be controversial to say but I hate the excuse that sex is an addiction! It’s a real addiction, I’m not saying it isn’t, but people are still responsible for their actions. While it may technically be true that “anyone can cheat,” it’s much more likely if that person has cheated in the past and if they’re actively seeking out other partners, which Mike is obviously doing. I’ve wasted way too much time thinking about these people though. Jana is going to continue to cling and excuse Mike and he’s going to continue to be tempted because that’s who he is. At least they’re cashing in on their dysfunction.
Oh and I tried to listen to that French couples therapist who has a podcast where she counsels couples, Esther Peele’s Where Should We Begin. I listened to the one where she counseled the older couple where the husband had cheated on his wife throughout their whole relationship. I hated it! I thought she was going way too easy on him and that the wife would be way better off without him.
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