Jana Kramer Opens Up About Past Abusive Relationship 

Posted: 7:30 am Thursday, October 6th, 2016

By Staff Writer

Jana Kramer

People Magazine just did an interview with Jana where she revealed some very scary situations she was involved in with ex-husband Michael Gambino.

“In the latest issue of People magazine, Kramer gives a harrowing account of the domestic abuse, which sent Gambino in prison for attempted murder in 2005. Jana was only 19 years old when she met Gambino (seventeen years her senior) at a coffee shop in Los Angeles, and at the time everything seemed fine. Kramer says, “He was a smooth-talker, very charming, intriguing and obviously older. At the time, I liked that. I felt protected.” The two got married after only two weeks of dating in 2004, and that’s when things took a turn for the worse.


Kramer says Gambino would routinely abuse her, both physically and verbally, and she recalls one night when that violence escalated and became life-threatening.  On August 6, 2005, Michael choked Jana until she was unconscious, leaving her bleeding on the gravel outside of their home. Gambino was soon convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to six years in prison. He was released in 2010 and committed suicide two years later. Jana hopes that by sharing her story, she can help other women who’ve suffered from abuse. She says, “If I can help one person, I’ll be thankful for what happened – and I can move forward.”‘