Singer and One Tree Hill star Jana Kramer has been open with fans over the years about her ups and downs with soon-to-be ex-husband Mike Caussin. The former NFL player and the country singer separated in 2016, and Mike sought treatment for sex addiction after cheating on Jana with multiple women. The two rekindled their romance the following year, even renewing their vows, but their marriage continued to be strained.
Then, in April 2021, Jana filed for divorce and, it seemed that their marriage was over for good after years of struggling together and separately. Not only have they dealt with Mike's infidelity on and off, but also with the discovery of a topless photo of a woman found on Mike's smartwatch once.
Jana was committed to making the marriage work for so long, but now, they have decided to call it quits. Here's a look back at Jana's relationship history overall.
On April 21, 2021, Jana announced on Instagram that she was splitting from her husband of six years, Mike. As fans recall, Jana has been open and honest about Mike's battle with sex addiction and the role it has played in their marriage.
While she didn't outright say that infidelity played a role, she did explain to her followers and fans that for her, it was time to let go.
"It's time," she wrote. "As I try to make sense of a reality I never wanted to believe could be possible again, those words have now become a reality. I've fought y'all. I've loved hard. I've forgiven. I've put the work in. I've given everything I have, and now I have nothing else to give. Please know that I still believe wholeheartedly in marriage, love, and rebuilding. I just can't fight any longer. It's time to heal."
Jana and actor Scott Eastwood reportedly starting dating back in the fall of 2013. According to Us Weekly, the pair reportedly met through mutual friends.
"They are definitely into each other," a source told the outlet at the time, adding, "It's not like Scott to commit so fast, but he's really into her."
Their alleged romance was short-lived, and the two reportedly split before the start of 2014.
In 2012, Jana started quietly dating country singer Brantley Gilbert. The following January, after less than one year together, he popped the question. However, the couple called off their engagement just months later.
"They are both so busy right now," a source told People in August of that year. "They are both on the road and have to spend a lot of time apart, which isn’t ideal for any couple, let alone a couple trying to plan a wedding."
Jana met her second husband, actor Johnathon Schaech, while filming Prom Night. The couple dated on and off for three years before finally settling down in 2010. However, their marriage only lasted a week before Jana was filing divorce papers.
"I wanted to have that beautiful day, I wanted to be in love with him ... Would we have ever worked? No. Not at all," she said on her podcast.
Though it was never confirmed, in 2006, Jana was rumored to be dating reality TV star Ace Amerson. In 2014, the singer shared an Instagram photo with the MTV star, captioning the shot, "Hanging out with my favorite person ever. Best friend of 8 years! #Ace #Love."
So, the two may just have been really good friends.
On the premiere episode of her podcast, Jana talked about her relationship with first husband Michael Gambino. Jana met Michael when she was just 19 years old and he was 17 years her senior. After two weeks of dating, the two tied the knot in Vegas in 2004. Unfortunately, their relationship quickly turned sour. Years later, Jana detailed the shocking abuse she endured by her husband.
Jana's breaking point came when Michael choked her into unconsciousness outside of their Los Angeles home, she told People. That year, he was convicted of attempted murder and was sentenced to six years in prison. Two years after his 2010 release, he committed suicide.
Since then, Jana has moved on in more ways than one. And now, with her divorce on the horizon, it's clear that she knows how to find the happiness she deserves.