Michael Galeotti is a musician who was previously a member of the popular indie rock band, Enation. The budding artist came into the limelight following his marriage with One Tree Hill actress Bethany Joy Lenz. Apart from being an actress, his ex-wife Bethany is a singer and songwriter as well.
While his ex-wife Bethany is quite a popular face on the media, Galeotti has remained totally out of the spotlight for the past several years. Apparently, there are also reports that Michael has passed away. Is it true?
Well, let’s find out about Bethany’s ex-hubby Michael’s whereabouts as of 2021. In addition, we will also discuss his early life and other interesting facts!
Who is Bethany Joy Lenz’s (now former) Husband Michael Galeotti?
Bethany Joy Lenz is a former member of the American indie rock band Enation. He joined the band as a keyboardist back in 2004 but left the group after eight years in 2012. The other members of the band include Jonathan Jackson and his older brother Richard Lee Jackson.
The group was founded in 2003, in Battle Ground, Washington but they relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. His ex-wife Bethany also recorded the band’s single ‘Feel This’ for the acclaimed CW TV series One Tree Hill‘s fifth-season finale. The group even made a cameo appearance on the show.
How Old is Michael Galeotti? His Early Life and Bio
Michael, who is just three-year younger than his wife ex-Lenz is aged 37 as of 2021. He was born on 23rd March 1984, in a Jewish family, in the United States.
He belongs to the American nationality and is of Caucasian ethnicity.
Michael and Bethany Married on New Year’s Eve
Michael Galeotti tied the knot with Bethany Joy Lenz on 31st December 2005. The couple organized their New Year’s Eve ceremony at a barn in Hillsboro, Oregon. The two walked down the aisle in front of their family and close mates.
Around 75 guests attended their wedding. The former couple served them hot chocolate and apple cider.
Talking about their engagement, Galeotti popped the question just two months after they started dating. Apparently, Michael proposed to Bethany while the actress was in Wilmington, North Carolina shooting for One Tree Hill.
Bethany, after her marriage to Michael also changed her maiden name to Galeotti.
Michael Galeotti share a daughter with His Ex-wife
Bethany Joy Lenz gave birth to their baby girl Maria Rose Galeotti, on 23rd Feb 2011. She revealed the arrival of their daughter via her own blog writing. She wrote,
“Michael and I are pleased to announce the arrival of our beautiful girl, Maria”
Her pregnancy news came first came out in August 2010. Back then multiple sources close to the series One Tree Hill told E! News that the actress was expecting her first child with her husband.
The couple separated Amicably: Decided to co-parent their daughter
The actress announced her amicable separation with Michael as well as her plan to return to her maiden name, Lenz on her blog just after a few months of their nuptials in 2012.
As most of you know, as much as I love to share with you the magic of ordinary days, I am also very private about my personal life. In fact, the only reason I’m saying anything about this at all is because you’ll all be wondering soon why everyone is calling me ‘Bethany Joy Lenz’ again,” she wrote. “I’m sorry to say that Michael and I have decided to divorce.
The couple now shares joint custody of their daughter. The little girl is close to both of her parents.
Michael Galeotti Dead is A Hoax
There are conflicting reports on whether Michael Galeotti is still alive or dead. The rumors first surfaced following the death of a Disney child star, who happened to have the same name as Bethany’s ex-hubby, Michael James Galeota in early Jan 2016. As per People, the late Disney star James Galeota died of atherosclerosis heart disease.
The actor and Bethany’s husband Michael’s name were quite similar to one another. While the actor’s surname was Galeota, the musician’s surname is Galeotti, which looks similar if not paid attention. This is why numerous uncredible sources have written that Michael is dead.
However, the claim is far from the truth. In fact, Galeotti is still alive but prefers life out of the public glare.
Is Michael Galeotti dating anyone at present?
Galeotti has kept all the details to himself especially after his divorce from Bethany. His less activeness on social media and the tendency to keep his romances to himself makes it quite hard to find out about his current relationship status.
Since his split from his ex-wife, there are no reports on his romantic relationship.
Michael’s Net Worth
His net worth is still under review. While talking about Galeotti’s wife’s net worth, Bethany has $6 million in net worth as of 2021.
The couple previously owned a house in Battle Ground, Washington. But there is no word whether the house is still owned by any of them or not.
Michael Galeotti’s ex-wife Bethany Joy Lenz is a multi-talented lady
Bethany Joy Lenz, 40, is an actress but has built a successful career in the music world as well. She became a household name following her smashing performance in the highly-acclaimed The CW series One Tree Hill. She played the main role of Michelle Bauer Santos, from 2003 until the show ended after the nine-season in 2012.
Her breakout performance on the show brought her two Teen Choice Awards nomination. She is also an accomplished musician and released her debut album Preincarnate in October 2002. She also often posts videos of her singing on her social media.
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Besides, Lenz is also a passionate philanthropist who staunchly advocates for international human rights.
Is Michael On Social Media?
There are a few Instagram and Twitter accounts by his name. However, since the accounts are not verified, we are quite skeptical about the authenticity.
We hope, the singer specifies his presence on social media platforms. On the other hand, his spouse Bethany has over 1.3 million followers on her Instagram.