Heartbreak — and attempted murder! Dancing With the Stars standout Jana Kramer almost lost her life at the hands of her abusive first husband. Find out more about the actress and country singer's shocking life in Radar's gallery.
Kramer married her first husband, Michael Gambino, when she was just 20 years old — and soon found herself in over her head. A friend told Radar the budding actress, now 32, had no idea her 17-years-older man had been arrested for credit card fraud, forgery, receiving stolen property and battery in his shady past.
In a terrifying turn, her shady husband became abusive, she told People this year. One year after their wedding, he beat her unconscious and left her for dead outside their Los Angeles home on August 6, 2005. Gambino was convicted of attempted murder, and sentenced to six years in prison.
According to divorce documents obtained by Radar, the former couple filed papers on August 2, 2006. Tragically, Gambino committed suicide upon his release from prison in 2012.
Three years after her divorce, she rose to fame in One Tree Hill — but her love life hardly improved. In 2010, she was married to actor Johnathan Schaech for just 12 days before filing for divorce. "It simply came down to this: She wasn't ready to be married," Schaech said years later.
According to Star, Schaech confronted her over cheating rumors after he spotted Kramer flirting with costar Stephen Colletti, but there had been problems in the past. "They broke up briefly in the spring of 2009 after Jana filmed three episodes of Entourage — he found out that she had a fling with Kevin Connolly," a source said.
Next, Kramer became engaged to fellow country singer Brantley Gilbert — but they split seven months later in August 2013. "Some things happened, and it didn't work out," Gilbert cryptically said years later.
On the rebound! Just two months later, Kramer moved on to Clint Eastwood's hunky son Scott.
By 2014, Kramer was engaged to NFL player Mike Caussin, 29. Despite a brief split, the couple wed one year later and quickly had daughter Jolie, now 8 months. But they suddenly split in August 2016.
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