Why Jana Kramer Didn’t Speak About Abuse for 10 Years: ‘I Was Afraid People Would Judge Me’

Jana Kramer is speaking out about surviving domestic violence in hopes that other women in her position realize they’re not alone.

The singer and actress discussed why she waited nearly a decade to share her secret: her first husband, Michael Gambino, abused her so badly it landed him in prison for attempted murder.

“I was afraid to tell my story,” Kramer told PEOPLE Saturday at the Windy City Smokeout Festival in Chicago. “There were about 10 years that I didn’t speak about it...

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