I feel like it was just a few months ago I knew Jana Kramer as “that girl who was on One Tree Hill after Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton both left and it got noticeably bad.” And now suddenly, in the span of a few months, I know her as “that girl with the marriage I would never want to deal with.” Not only is she blaming hot nannies for infidelity, then kind of walking back that sentiment, her husband Mike Caussin–who has cheated on her in the past due to a sex addiction–said he would leave her if she were the one who cheated. So he cheats and it’s the nannies’ fault and she’d stay, but she cheats and he is going to drop her ass faster than a Hot Pocket fresh out the microwave? Double Standards, here we come.
Jana Kramer served a heaping dish of messy marriage talk to Us Weekly while at the iHeart Radio Wango Tango Podcast suite sponsored by SugarbearHair. There’s so much wrong in that sentence.
Jana and Mike have their Whine Down podcast where they overshare about their marriage and it makes the news on celebrity blogs (it’s called symbiosis–thanks for the job!). Mike cheated on Jana with multiple women leading to their break up in 2016 before they got back together. Mike tried to cheat on her again in 2018. So Mike is the new Tiger Woods, but on a recent episode of their podcast, he said he’d dump Jana if she cheated on him.
I can’t even begin to get into all the patriarchal-toxic-masculinity horseshit that this type of double-standard is stemming from, but clearly Mike is drenched in it. Because when this was brought up at the Wango Tango (again, the pitch perfect location for a relationship discourse), Mike doubled-down on his deal breaker ideology and it went like this:
Jana: “I am still scratching my head about that, too, because it feels very one-sided to me, and it honestly kind of hurts my feelings that he wouldn’t stand by me if I did that. And I think that’s what hurts me–knowing no matter the work we’ve done or not that you wouldn’t stand by me.”
Mike: “I know deal breaker means deal breaker, if it happens, you’re out. That’s why I tried to talk around it and say that no one knows how they’re going to act until they’re in that situation, and the same goes for me. And so, because of all the work we have done, it would just be crazy to think that that would even happen, but if it did, that means we missed a lot of steps along the way. And I don’t know–that’s just the one thing–I don’t know if there’s anything else that would make me consider being a deal breaker.”
Jana: “That one still bothers me a little bit. One day we’ll understand.”
Don’t you guys want to get married? And have a guy cheat on you multiple times and then say to your face both in private and publicly that if you cheated once he would leave you no questions asked? Sighhhhhhh Nicholas Sparks, who? This is romance!
Here’s Jana and her perfect husband at Wango Tango without their kids, which means there’s probably a butt-ugly non-sexy nanny looking after them at home: