Lisa Kapler is the ex-wife of former MLB player Gabe Kapler, who until recently was the manager for the Philadelphia Phillies. He joined the Phillies in 2018, they fired him after a disastrous season in October 2019.
Let’s go back in time, to 2013.
Gabe Kapler the former MLB outfielder with the Tampa Bay Rays is involved in a nasty divorce with his soon-to-be ex-wife Lisa Kapler, mother of his two sons; Gabe is demanding for Lisa to stop using his last name; meaning that Lisa Kapler will be called by her maiden name which is Lisa Jansen once again.
Gabe Kapler was the was a 57th-round draft pick in the 1995 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, in 1999 he signed with the Texas Rangers and in 2002 with the Colorado Rockies.
Kapler joined the Boston Red Sox in 2003, and the Yomiuri Giants in 2005, he then joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 and played his final years as a pro MLB player with the Tampa Bay Rays until 2010, he signed with the Dodgers in January 18, 2011, but he was released two months later.
In 2012 he became a coach for the Israeli national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifier and in August 2013 he became FOX’s Sports 1 newest analyst.
As for Gabe Kapler’s personal life we all know that he got married to his wife Lisa Kapler formerly known as Lisa Jansen in 1999, the couple has two adorable sons together Ty and Dane Rio.
But on October 6th, 2013 Gabe filed for divorce in L.A. County Superior court. 37-year-old Lisa Kapler was born Lisa S. Jansen on October 29, 1975.
After studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Lisa Kapler worked as an Emotional Weight Loss coach in Malibu, she currently is an intuitive health & compassion coach in Cali.
Back in 2004, Lisa Kapler made a startling revelation about her past when she told her she was a victim of domestic violence. She was just a 14-year-old ninth-grader in a Southern California high school when she got involved in an abusive relationship that lasted until she was 17.
“I was raised with a mom and stepfather who were loving with each other. I never witnessed abuse of any kind,”
“It came out of nowhere,” she says. “We were just sitting around talking, and he bit my cheek till it bled. He laughed. Gabe thought it was the funniest thing in the world. He grabbed me by the throat; slammed me against the locker, and yelled at me in front of everyone. I was horrified, humiliated, and confused. I went to my next class, put my head on the desk, and cried.”
“He hit me in the neck so hard I felt I couldn’t move,” she recalls. “You learn not to fight back. You learn not to create chaos, learn how to be a victim, learn how to cry quietly, and how to make up excuses.”
“Kids are not taught about this kind of thing,” she says. When she did try to leave, she would be beaten. She says he once pointed a gun at her and said, “Are you ready to die?” She would assure him she wanted to stay with him forever. “You learn the words that save you.” Another time, he pulled a knife on her when she spoke to another boy. He never took responsibility for his behavior, she says, blaming her for talking to this boy or flirting with that one. “You made me do it,” was his refrain.
She got a restraining order against him after her parents were awoken by her screams..
“The court order did not create “a bulletproof shield around me,” she says. “It didn’t scare him off.” He had graduated from high school but still shadowed her. Like many battered women, Lisa took him back. “I was just as addicted to him as he was to me,” she says. “I was addicted to changing him.”
He began to threaten to hurt her family, by that he meant her little sister Kristy and her mom..
“I know where your little sister goes to school,” he taunted. “I know where your mother works.”
Lisa began to date Gabe toward the end of their senior year, but Lisa was suffering from the physical abused she suffered; Gabe was there to help her all the way..
“I was a disaster at the beginning of our relationship, and he had the courage to give me a chance,”
“I supported her the best I could,” he says. “If she got a little physical, I just calmed her down and at the same time, let her know that it was unacceptable. She’s a different person now.”