Michael Gambino was the ex-husband of the American singer, songwriter, and actress, Jana Rae Kramer.
Michael was born in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. He had several mental issues growing up.
He was married to Jana Kramer, born on December 2, 1983, in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
He met Jana at a coffee shop in Los Angeles, California, for the first time.
At that time, Jana was only 19 years old, whereas Michael was thirty-five years old.
They dated and went out for two weeks and got married right after that.
Her family and friends criticized Jana for marrying a man who was seventeen years elder than her.
However, she was in love with him, so she tied the knot without thinking twice. They got married in the year 2004.
Michael's Abusive Behavior
Jana stated that Michael was soft-spoken, gentlemanly, and protective of her at the beginning.
She mentioned that he took good care of her during the first few weeks of their marriage and dating.
After that, Michael changed his color like a chameleon and started abusing her.
His abusive behavior started with small arguments to frightening lengths. He constantly used to beat her.
She was always forced to sleep in the car and hid behind the bushes.
He used to beat her most nights and act like nothing happened the next morning.
She also mentioned that he used to come home drunk every night. She mentioned that he used to come home at 3 am and push her out of bed.
He had a mental problem that resulted in his unstable behavior and mood changes.
Unhealthy Marriage and Divorce
After the abusive and aggressive behavior of Michael, Jana was not able to save her marriage.
She filed for a divorce. She was not ready to file a divorce at the beginning.
The reason for her being so skeptical was because of her friends and family.
She thought that her friends and family would make a fool out of her for marrying a drunkard and horrible person. She used to hide her wounds and bruises with makeup.
In the year 2004, Michael choked her. She was unconscious and nearly bled to death.
This incident triggered her the most. After tolerating the severe abuse for a long time, she finally decided to file a divorce and file a police case for domestic abuse.
Why Michael Committed Suicide?
After Jana reported the incident of 2004 to the police, Michael was arrested.
He was convicted of attempted murder and was sentenced to six years behind bars.
He got out of prison in the year 2010. As he was mentally disturbed and unstable, he committed suicide in 2012.
Jana was born to Martin Kramer and Nora Kramer.
Jana started her acting career in, a low-budget independent movie horror movie called Dead/Undead as the character Alice St. James.
She has starred in films like The Passage, Blue Demon, Blood Games, Prom Night, The Poker Club, etc.
She has also appeared on famous television shows like Grey's Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars, Friday Night Light, etc.
She married two times after divorcing Michael.
She tied the knot with actor Jonathan Schaech in 2010, but their married life didn't last long.
The couple legally separated in 2013.
On April 20, 2021, she filed for divorce from her third husband. Their divorce is yet to be finalized.
Enjoys Making People Laugh
Jana Rae Kramer gave an interview to Access where she talked about her podcast and many more.
She started the interview by talking about going on the road with her podcast and told that she enjoyed meeting people who have gone through the same situation as her.
She got a chance to make them laugh, and have great talks with them.
She opened up that she also sang songs at the end of the show and she enjoyed it a lot, moreover, she got a chance to feel herself and be herself.
Also, she enjoyed that whole journey with those people.
After her podcast, she told that she got many text messages from people who wrote about them feeling lonely, and not financially able, and some also told her that they will, she said to be alone forever and have no idea to get out.
When she went on the podcast tour, most people asked her how she managed to live.
She said that staying still was the most challenging part for her rather than being alone forever.
Then the interviewer asked Jana about some of the suggestions for people going through a breakup and for that Jana told that the story of their life is not ended and someday or the other they will find someone and their loneliness will be ended.
She told that time is very powerful and that god has better plans for them.
While she was giving the breakup advice she was also going through that same situation and the interviewer told Jana to follow that same advice for herself.
She then talked about her friend with whom she went on vacation. She said she loved him and enjoyed filming with him.
Janet revealed that she is a dance teacher but she doesn't know much about dance.
She had also been in the dance show Dancing with The Star. To know more do check the link.
Past Marriage Taught Jana A Lot
In the interview with Extratv, Jana Kramer talked about the things she learned from her past marriage and her new song.
Jana had a tough time in her previous marriage because of her ex-partner Mike. He physically abused her, cheated on her, and did so many wrong things that destroyed Jana.
But she is slowly coming out of it. Jana is now happily living with her two beautiful children, which matters to her now.
The interviewer complimented Jana for her new song, The Story. She wrote that song based on her experiences, and because of all the pain that she had gone through, she had put them in that song which made it more beautiful.
She now has a happy family of three, Jana and her two beautiful children, and she is eagerly waiting to see the upcoming days with her children.
She doesn't know what will happen, but she is looking forward to the upcoming days with her family.
She wrote that song for her children so that she could tell them about the world and new upcoming things in their life.
She opened up that the three family lives are amazing, and she feels bad why she didn't leave her toxic relationship earlier.
Jana has a new boyfriend in her life, and she is pleased with him too. But this time, she is not too eager to settle down.
She has faced many things in her previous marriage, and she now feels that she doesn't need anyone.
She has her children, and that is enough for her. Her current partner is a nice guy, and she is enjoying her relationship with him.
This time she doesn't want to give her the pressure of settling down, and all she wants to do is to enjoy the relationship until it last.
Her children and her current partner have also met each other everything is going well, and it's making her feel happy and better.
The net worth of his ex-wife Jana Rae Kramer is structured below:
|Singer, songwriter, actress
Age, Height, and Weight
- His weight and height were never disclosed.
- His nationality was American.
- He died at the age of forty-eight years old.
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