Jana Kramer and her husband Mike Caussin have addressed his relapse after seeking treatment for sex addiction.
The pair discussed the issues on Kramer’s podcast “Whine Down with Jana Kramer”; the pair were joined by author and journalist Jo Piazza.
Kramer and Caussin’s relationship has had its ups and downs: the pair separated in August 2016 after one year of marriage after rumours the former football player had cheated emerged.
The showbiz duo then renewed their vows in December 2017.
In the interview Caussin explained how Kramer had given him an ultimatum “when everything came out, and she discovered everything.”
He explained, according to E! News: “She looked at me and said, ‘You need to go somewhere. Basically, you need to figure out what’s going on and what this is, or I’m gone, period.'”
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A few days ago Mike said “hey grab your glass of wine and meet me on the couch”. So I grabbed my glass, plopped down and he said “how are you”? The days before it felt like we were passing each other and asking the same questions like “how was drop off”, Or “how did Jace eat”. But we sat down and really talked. It was so nice to be and feel connected. Couples challenge: Give it a try tomorrow with ur love. has it been weeks or years that you feel you’re just passing each other and not connected?
Caussin, who will be one year sober soon, told how he was in a treatment facility for 60 days and that he’d since “been in the 12-step program of sex addiction.”
“For me, I realized a lot of things throughout my life that sex and sexual acting out was my addictive behaviour, and that’s where I went to hide my feelings, to run away from reality and that was my drug.”
The star, who was 29 when he first went to rehab, continued: “I spent essentially 29 years thinking or living a different way. Then all of a sudden, you shock your system, you say no, you’re actually supposed to think of things this way. So for people just to flip the switch immediately, that’s few and far between. There’s some people that do, but it’s progress, not perfection. I had my stumbles along the way.”
When Caussin was then asked about having a relapse, he replied, without going into too much detail: “I’m not minimizing cheating because we have other things in Jana and my discussion on boundaries of what’s cheating, but no sex outside of the marriage. I just want to be clear, there weren’t any other affairs since that moment.
“It’s different for different people. It was classic addictive behaviour, not being able to articulate my feelings and just internally blowing the F up, and just basically hit the F-it button.”
Kramer added that within the past three years Caussin had done “something he should not have done that was in a circle that was very red, like, bad and could have been awful.”
She shared, “And that was a, you know, massive relapse. Yes, it wasn’t physical out of the marriage, but it was something where the action was basically… We’re just basically happy that someone didn’t show up.
“I showed up at the hotel instead. If you really want to know.”
Caussin said, “Yeah, we’ve been through some s**t. Um, yeah, so that’s why even though I’ve been in the program coming on three years, I’m a year sober.”