Country singer Jana Kramer is opening up to the world about her life, both successes and trials, in her recently launched podcast, Whine Down With Jana Kramer. During the second episode called “Marriage Uncorked,” her chat gets real when she and her husband, Michael Caussin, talk about their difficult past.
“One of the reasons I have stayed with you as long as I have, it’s because you’re a very hands-on dad,” Jana says to Michael. “Great husband? Eh …”
The former NFL player laughs nervously and admits that when it comes to his reputation as a husband, it is “debatable.”
It has not been all rainbows and butterflies for the couple. Jana and Michael said ‘I do’ back in 2015 and then welcomed their daughter Jolie into the world on January 31, 2016. Sadly, the couple separated later that year— Michael’s infidelity being the cause. The couple had a major turning point in 2017 when they began rebuilding their marriage and decided to renewed their vows in Hawaii in December.
“Until someone wants to change themselves, there’s no amount of therapy, no amount of talking you can do about it until you make that decision for yourself,” Michael explains. “It didn’t click for me. My pride and ego were still fighting against each other and against my core beliefs and my authenticity. There was an internal battle there for a while. To put my child stuff aside, how set in my ways I was, and to put away my pride and ego and to be vulnerable and intimate, which I still have struggles with, that’s something I continue to work on with Jana.”
He then went on to reveal that it was an ultimatum Jana gave him that changed everything.
“Ultimately it was Jana. It was her being like, ‘Look, I’m giving you every opportunity. I am here. I am willing to work on this. I want this family to work,'” said Michael. “Basically, ‘Step up or get out.'”