Stay strong. jana kramer He opened up about surviving an abusive relationship from his past and how far he’s come along the way.
“I don’t remember the excuses I made to people when I was flying home to escape my abuser about the cuts and scrapes on my shoulder and arms, or why my ribs hurt,” Kramer, 38, wrote via on Instagram on Saturday, October 1. , along with a past photo of her and her mother, noah kramer. “But when I look at this photo… I see a broken girl who weeks before was nailed to the ground while the man who ‘loved’ me strangled me saying she was going to kill me.”
While Kramer did not name her alleged abuser, she has previously spoken out about accusing her first husband, Michel Gambino, of physical and emotional abuse.
the one tree hill The student’s message also came with a clip from her 2017 speech at the 22nd Annual Safe Horizon Champion Awards.
“It started with little comments here and there,” she alleged in her speech at the time, again refusing to name her abuser but confirming that she “married” him. “Then she started with more verbal abuse. And then she started with a push or a shove. And then she turned into a chokehold.” She added: “Once my abuser was in jail, I was finally able to be released.”
Kramer and Gambino met in 2004 and married after just two weeks of dating. The “Whine Down” podcast host filed for divorce less than a year later. Gambino was eventually convicted of premeditated attempted murder. After serving five years in prison and being paroled in 2010, the country singer said she lived in fear until her ex committed suicide in 2012.
“I felt bad because my first feeling was relief that he was gone, that I didn’t have to worry about him anymore,” the “I Got the Boy” singer explained during an appearance on Good morning america in 2014 about his relationship with Gambino. “I was sad that I couldn’t change her life.”
In Saturday Instagram Postthe Michigan native recalled feeling “so full of shame” and “like she had no one,” thinking “no one would believe her” if she came forward.
“To be honest, it’s been a journey and I’m still trying to get through it knowing it wasn’t the last abusive relationship,” she said. “One of the hardest rocks I ever threw into the creek [was] ‘I deserve abuse’ because for a long time that’s what I thought. I held on to that for years thinking it was true. That’s what I was led to believe.”
the Entourage alum added that she speaks to “help others and hopefully help at least one person reading this to speak to someone”, noting that “no one” deserves abuse.
“Relationships of physical, sexual, mental, verbal, financial, emotional abuse, etc. THAT IS ALL ABUSE,” he shared. “There are people who want to be there for you. That they are there for you. Please don’t wait until you run out of breath.”
married kramer Johnathon Schaech in July 2010, but they broke up a month later. The divorce was finalized in June 2011. She then became engaged to the country singer. branley gilbertbut they broke up in August 2013.
In May 2015, the entertainer wed mike causin. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Jolie, in January 2016 and a son, Jace, two years later. The couple split for good in 2021 after the 35-year-old former NFL star admitted to cheating on Kramer with multiple women. In 2019, the athlete revealed that he had a sex addiction. The “Why Ya Want” artist has also been linked to scott eastwood, jay cutler, Ian Schinelli Y Gleb Savchenko.