In response to a fan question on the June 13 episode of her Whine Down podcast, the 37-year-old shared how she had decided to renovate her home after her split from her estranged husband Mike Caussin. But how is she planning on paying for it you ask? Oh, by selling off her wedding ring. RIP.
“I have redone pretty much my entire house…I sold my ring, and that money from the ring paid for the furniture and the new additions to the house,” she said.
“I debated. I’m like, ‘I’m going to sell this ring and then maybe buy myself something.’ Like a bag, or my divorce present. [But] I was like, ‘Honestly, what would make me happiest is to have new energy in the house.’ So I took that money and gave it to [interior designers],” she admitted.
Kramer revealed how she felt like she needed to redo her home in an attempt to create a space that wasn’t filled with memories of her marriage.
“This was our house and we made memories here,” she said. “I needed to create a new space that felt like me and felt like mine. So now, I have someone over right now painting the bar room. I’m going to make it this really cool, girlie wine bar. So that’s helped me a lot.”
And while Kramer will retain ownership of their home, Caussin will get to keep all the furniture in the master bedroom and bar room, as well as his truck, desk and dumbbells, according to the divorce agreement.
“Cause the first ring I was like, ‘I will never put this back on my hand,'” she said. “He had re-proposed to me in Napa a few years ago with this new ring. I took every diamond he ever bought me and I sold them, because I didn’t want to look at them ever again.”
Kramer grew emotional when she recalled selling a diamond bracelet that Caussin had gifted her for the release of their book, The Good Fight: Wanting to Leave, Choosing to Stay, and the Powerful Practice for Loving Faithfully.
“I wanted to keep it so bad because it was such a f—ing pretty bracelet, but it represented something that was not true. It was true that I worked very hard for the relationship, but to me it represented our book and it hurt me too much to keep that…”
She continued, “It was sad, but at the same time, they can be the most beautiful things in the world, but what they represented made them the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.”
Kramer filed for divorce from Caussin in April, citing “inappropriate marital conduct, irreconcilable differences and adultery.”
The filing also revealed that Kramer requested the court uphold a postnuptial agreement they had made after getting married and that she has primary custody of son Jace Joseph, 2, and daughter Jolie Rae, 5, with allowed visitation times with Caussin.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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