Jana Kramer listed ‘adultery’ in her divorce filing from Mike Caussin

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Last week we heard that Jana Kramer was divorcing her husband, Mike Caussin, after years of his cheating and her taking him back. These two built a cottage industry around forgiving infidelity and treating Mike’s serial cheating as an addiction they could somehow overcome. Ultimately Jana gave up after catching Mike cheating for the umpteenth time. We didn’t cover it, but she told multiple outlets that was the final straw. Now we’re hearing that she checked the “adultery” box on her divorce filing. I’m glad that she actually filed for divorce, because given her history I did not expect her to go through with it. Here’s more from E! and I’m also quoting People on the reasons for their divorce, which I missed before.

Jana Kramer’s petition to divorce Mike Caussin reveals new details about her decision to leave her husband after six years of marriage.

In the divorce filing obtained by E! News on Monday, April 26, the 37-year-old country singer lists her reason for separating from the former football player as “inappropriate marital conduct, irreconcilable differences and adultery.”

Additionally, the documents reveal Jana and Mike entered a post nuptial agreement, and she wishes to share custody of their two children, Jolie Rae, 5, and son Jace Joseph, 2. She also asks for Mike to pay alimony and cover the cost of of her legal fees.

Their date of separation is listed as Tuesday, April 20, one day prior to Jana’s divorce announcement in which she wrote that she couldn’t “fight any longer.” – From E!


A source tells PEOPLE that the divorce is due to infidelity, which the couple had previously separated over in 2016.

“He cheated and broke her trust again,” the source says. “After fighting for the marriage for so long, she’s come to terms with the realization that his patterns were never going to change.”

“The focus now is on their kids,” they add. – From People

[From E! and People]

I hope Jana gets the peace she needs to heal, and I really hope this is the last straw for her. I listened to their podcast exactly once and the way Mike lied, deflected and talked around his cheating was despicable. It was clear that Jana knew what was happening and just kept hoping he would change with enough therapy and talking about it. You can’t marry or get into a relationship with someone based on the hope that they’ll change. They show you who they are early on.

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  1. Case says:

    For her sake and her kids’ sakes, I hope this sticks. She seems like a decent person and deserves better, and her kids should grow up understanding that respect and honesty means something in relationships.

  2. faithmobile says:

    Besides adultery what is Inappropriate marital conduct”? Sexting? That man is so gross. There is a man out there that will cherish her, I hope she realizes it.

  3. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I can’t help but follow this story and most of what I know about them is from CB. I’m glad she finally filed because this guy is total trash.

  4. Mrs. Peel says:

    Never heard of them. Let me guess – the home reno and flip business?

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      I only know of them from here.
      They have an incredibly toxic relationship and they profit from it. All while cheating, hiding it, threatening separation and using their kids as pawns to hurt and manipulate each other.
      Idk why they even get coverage here. They should fade from the spotlight and stop broadcasting their drama if they really want to focus on a healthier life and raising their children in a toxic free environment.

      Either she’s already fixated on someone else, he’s knocked up someone else or this divorce won’t last like the other times.

    • Kimberly says:

      Former football player and former actress (OTH) and current country music singer. Though it’s been a long while since she’s put out any music. It’s been all about her marriage, book, podcast for a long time.

  5. BearcatLawyer says:

    I still do not understand why he would want to get married when he so clearly wants to sleep around with multiple women. I also do not believe for a second that she did not know about his inability to stay faithful before they tied the knot. She married a serial cheater and suffered the consequences. I hope for their kids’ sake she gets a lot of therapy before she even thinks about dating again.

    • DS9 says:

      Because he enjoys the cheating. He enjoys getting her forgiveness. He enjoys the nice guy cover having a family gives him.

    • Purplehazeforever says:

      Her picker is broke & she has incredibly low self-esteem @ bearcatlawyer. She went from one abuser to another..please don’t judge. Like many, she thought she could change him. Love & therapy don’t change serial abusers. A serial cheater is an abuser.

    • Waitwhat? says:

      I think this is her third marriage? Her second (?) husband was abusive, went to prison for trying to kill her, and then died by suicide while in jail. I know almost nothing else about her (and I got that info from DListed) but it seems like she has a lot of stuff to work out and the way to do that is by putting her energies into therapy, not creating an Insta-perfect image of family life.

      (Just coincidentally, the banner ad at the bottom of my screen says “Divorce in weeks for £37″!)

      • Sigmund says:

        That’s really sad. It explains a lot about her behavior (and I don’t mean that in a shady way). I hope she takes some time to heal and reflect and break the cycle she’s clearly partaking in.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Hopefully she is really done, because Good Lord. Also, went out and cheated during a pandemic! As if the cheating isn’t bad enough, he could have brought a bad virus into their household.

    • Maple 🍁 says:

      @Lucy2
      Brought home a bad virus LOL
      I’d be much more worried about herpes or HIV than Covid
      And do you really think someone who doesn’t care about his wife, children or family unit cares about covid? Get real.

  7. DS9 says:

    This woman annoys me but I still feel an incredible amount of sympathy for her. I’ll never forget the horrific abuse she came through and I 100% believe this this current douchebag leaned into that history to abuse her in a different way.

    Yes, she’s responsible for her choices to stay with this cheater but most of us don’t live in a bubble. We crave safety and affection.

    I hope she’s able to get the therapy she needs and can one day be with someone who values her completely. Everyone deserves that.

  8. Xoxo says:

    I had to use google, I’d never heard of this couple. Good for her.

  9. Sunnydaze says:

    Therapist here! Sex addiction is NOT a thing. It’s NOT a diagnosis, and it needs to stop being treated as such. These kinds of behavioral addictions (shopping, sex, viewing porn, etc with the exception of gambling disorder, that is a legitimate diagnosis) are symptomatic of something bigger. Some people engage in hypersexual behavior during periods of mania (but that would be part of a bipolar diagnosis), even as part of impulse control disorder, but more often than not people who cheat (especially multiple times) do so because they can, because they want to, because they’re unhappy, whatever. Lumping this into an “addiction” is wrong for two specific reasons: in the best light, it’s not allowing the person to really get insight as to what is driving this behavior (like an actual mental health disorder) and may prevent them from getting real help that could improve quality of life. And in the worst light, its something someone can hide behind to further hurt people who might genuinely care about them. Even worse, the treatment industry is not standardized across the country and private facilities in some states often cater to what the client wants to be there for than what is actually happening. No mental health practitioner worth their salt would ever go along with this ruse and would do a thorough assessment to get to what’s really happening. Good on Janna for finally putting her foot down. But also, take this as a PSA that if someone tells you they’re in recovery or struggling with a sex addiction it’s either self-diagnosed, a lie, or they’ve not seen an actual professional.

    • Peet33 says:

      Thanks for that, that was such a great insight.

      A Brit talking here, I only know these two from here as well and whilst I would normally be sick of the back & forth between these two & the cottage industry they created around their toxic marriage I would encourage everyone to go into the archives and read up on this poor woman’s terrible abuse she suffered in her first marriage when she was only 19. I only have compassion for her & hopefully she gets plenty of therapy to deal with all of it when it is finally over.

    • Izzy says:

      Thank you!! Every time a celebrity gets caught cheating, they “go into treatment” for sex addiction.

  10. Angel says:

    « You can’t marry or get into a relationship with someone based on the hope that they’ll change ». THIS. I wish more women would understand this.

  11. Hope says:

    The rarely seem happy together on her IG. They are constantly bickering/having just had a big blow up fight and then post how they have forgiven each other after their weekly therapy session. They are incredibly codependent and seem very toxic when together. He’s constantly cheating and clearly doesn’t want to be married and she follows him around criticizing him and posting it on her IG saying “can anyone tell me why he does…X, why can’t he just do it the right way!” Then she gets sick or has a bad day and he comes in and “saves” her by taking care of her and she’s “so lucky” they worked things out. Their kids seem stressed and always on edge.

    • Sigmund says:

      It’s really hard to understand from the outside looking in, but to an abuse victim, a relationship that’s clearly unhappy on the outside likely feels normal, even good, to the victim. Because you go through these periods of extreme stress and unhappiness, but you get rewarded with a really strong dopamine hit when things go well, too. And you feel like you’re being rewarded for sticking it out, almost. In comparison, a “normal” (nonabusive) relationship can feel almost boring in comparison. It’s an odd feeling.

      So yes, the marriage and family were likely unhappy. But it really seems like there’s an element of abuse in there somewhere, especially considering Jana’s second marriage. It would explain why she was so gung-ho about saving a marriage that, to an outside perspective, was never going to be saved.

  12. Annie says:

    This guy said on a podcast that he’s glad she forgives him every time but that if she ever cheated on him he would never forgive her lol. Women, I want you to choose better than this. What is it about a man not treating you right that makes some if you love them more. It’s embarrassing.

  13. AMA1977 says:

    He has the douchiest, most punchable face. I only know them from gossip sources (here, mostly) but I feel terrible for her. You can’t make a marriage work on your own, especially not when your spouse is actively undermining your efforts. I hope she takes time and makes the effort to truly heal, to accept that his cheating is his character flaw and nothing to do with her, and that she learns to love and accept her true self, for her health and that of her children.