"Addiction is a very hard thing for both those going through it and those affected by it but I am so proud of his strength and willingness to be a better man for not only his family but for himself," Jana Kramer wrote of her husband

By Jordan Runtagh
April 01, 2019 03:35 PM
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Jana Kramer has shared an emotional Instagram offering kind words and support for her husband Mike Caussin, who opened up about his past struggles with sex addiction on their podcast Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin last week.

“This past week has been so amazing but I need to do a post for this man here,” she wrote in the lengthy caption on a photo showing Kramer sweetly resting her head on Caussin’s shoulder. “On Monday he shared his story and his truth about addiction on the podcast which he didn’t have to do by any means but did because he wants to help others. I just want to take a minute to say how proud of him that I am.”

“Addiction is a very hard thing for both those going through it and those affected by it but I am so proud of his strength and willingness to be a better man for not only his family but for himself,” Kramer, 35, continued. “And I truly can’t wait to see all the people he is going to help on his journey through sobriety. Recovery should be celebrated. Happy one year my love. We got your back and are here for you.”

On an episode of their podcast released on March 25, the country singer and her husband, 32, discussed the difficult chapter of their lives together.

“This is a big day because what we’re going to talk about is something pretty deep,” Caussin said at the beginning of the episode, sharing that this summer will mark three years since he first sought treatment for his sex addiction.

As the retired NFL player explained he’s been “in the 12-step program of sex addiction” for almost three years, he went on to reveal that he’s “approaching a year [of] sobriety next week.”

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Asked by his wife to explain the discrepancy, Caussin — who said he checked himself into a 60-day inpatient treatment center in July 2016, after his wife gave him an “ultimatum” — admitted he’s “had my stumbles along the way.”

“I spent essentially 29 whole years thinking or living a different way and then all of a sudden you shock your system, you say no, you’re actually supposed to think of things this way. For people just to flip the switch immediately, that’s few and far between,” he shared.