JANA KRAMER doesn’t talk much about her first husband, a guy named Michael Gambino, and now we know why. In an interview with “People”, she revealed that he physically abused her throughout their relationship.
They got married in 2004, and were divorced several months later. It must have seemed like forever because she went through hell the entire time. He was insanely jealous and would regularly choke and threaten her.
She said, quote, “He’d come home at three o’clock in the morning and pick me up out of bed, throw me onto the ground and start yelling and hitting.” The next day he’d act as if nothing had happened . . . until something else would set him off.
Quote, “He’d kick me out of the house, I’d sleep in the car and the next morning I’d be with him again. My self-confidence went down each time he was abusive.”
The final straw happened when he choked her until she was unconscious, and then left her bleeding on the gravel outside their house. She said, quote, “I remember praying that night, ‘Please, just take me away, I don’t want to be here anymore.'”
That’s the night he was arrested. He was eventually convicted of attempted murder, and sentenced to six years in prison. He got out in 2010 and committed suicide two years later.
Jana’s telling her story because she wants other abused woman to know they can make a change. Quote, “If I can help one person, I’ll be thankful for what happened . . . and I can move forward.”