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Michael Galeotti – Who is Bethany Joy Lenz’s ex-husband?

Michael Galeotti

Who was Michael Galeotti?

Michael Galeotti was born on 28 August 1984 under the sign of Virgo, in Long Island, New York USA, and passed away on 11 January 2016. He was an actor and musician, better recognized for playing the keyboard in the indie rock band ‘Enation’. Michael was also known for being the ex-husband of famous singer and actress, Bethany Joy Lenz.

How rich was he, as of now? Michael Galeotti Net Worth

Michael Galeotti’s net worth was over $1 million at the time of his death, acquired from being active in the entertainment industry. Moreover, he probably shared the wealth of his famous wife, while they were married. Bethany’s fortune is reputedly over $6 million.

Michael GaleottiKeyboard Player from EnationSupporterhttp://twitter.com/#!/michaelgaleotti(Photo Credit: Michael's Twitter)

Posted by True Beauty on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Michael Galeotti was raised in Long Island and spent most of his life alongside his parents, but their identities remain a mystery. Michael was an American by nationality, and his ethnicity was White Caucasian. His educational background has not been revealed.

Professional Career

Michael Galeotti started his career as an actor in 2004, when he was cast in the comedy series “The Jersey”, aired on the Disney Channel, and based on Gordon Korman’s book series entitled “Monday Night Football Club”. During the same year, Michael joined the indie rock band ‘Enation’, alongside Amber Sweeney.

The band was formed by Jonathan Jackson and Richard Lee Jackson back in 2003 in Battle Ground, Washington, while other members were Jonathan Thatcher and Daniel Sweatt. Michael played keyboards and stayed with the band until 2012. In 2004, ‘Enation’ released their independent debut album, entitled “Identity Theft”, after which they issued two more independent albums, “Where The Fire Starts” and “Soul & Story: Volume One” in 2007. In the following year, their fourth independent album, “World In Flight” was made public, which spawned the song “Feel This”, which was sang by Michael’s ex-wife Bethany in the final episode of the fifth season of “One Tree Hill”. In 2011, they put out the album “My Ancient Rebellion”, after which Michael left the band.

Enation

Personal Life: Ex-Wife Bethany Joy Lenz and Daughter

Michael Galeotti and Bethany Joy Lenz met for the first time in December 2005, and after dating for less than a month, the couple exchanged their wedding vows in a ceremony on 31 December. Bethany gave birth to their only child, a daughter named Maria Rose Galeotti, on 23 February 2011. Unfortunately, they soon went their separate ways, and eventually divorced in March 2012, but remained close friends in order to raise their daughter together.

Cause of Death

Following the divorce from Bethany, Michael Galeotti became an alcoholic; he was even arrested several times for driving under the influence (DUI).

Moreover, he started facing a number of serious health issues, including high cholesterol, diverticulitis, and hypertension. At the beginning of January 2016, Michael was held in hospital for some time, but was released on his own cognizance. After that, he didn’t care about his health at all, and neglected the doctor’s advice which cost him his life. Michael was found dead in his apartment on 11 January 2016 by his friend who came to check on what was going on, because Michael didn’t answer his calls. According to the autopsy, the cause of his death was atherosclerotic heart disease. He passed away at the age of 31.

Bethany Joy Lenz Short Wiki/Bio

Bethany Joy Lenz was born on 2 April 1981 under the sign of Aries, in Hollywood, Florida USA, where she was raised as the only child by her father, Robert George Lenz, and her mother, Catharine Malcolm Holt Shepard. She became interested in performing arts at a very young age, and was also a singer at the Carpenter’s Church in Lakeland. She matriculated from Eastern Christian High School in New Jersey, then attended Dallas Young Actors Studio for about four years.

The 1990s: Career Beginnings

Bethany’s professional acting career started in 1992, when she made her debut television appearance as Shelly Barnes in the made-for-TV film “Psalty’s Salvation Celebration”.

Her film debut came with the role of Linda Halleck in the body horror film “Stephen King’s Thinner” (1996), directed by Tom Holland. Her breakthrough came with the role of Michelle Bauer Santos / Teenage Reva Clone in the CBS Daytime soap opera “Guilding Light” from 1998 to 2000. She also starred as Rose Cronin in the made-for-TV comedy-drama “Mary And Rhoda” in 2000.

The 2000s: Rise to Prominence and “One Tree Hill”

After guest-starring in such TV series as “Charmed”, “Felicity” and “The Guardian” in the early 2000s, Bethany was chosen to portray the main role of Haley James Scott in The WB drama series “One Tree Hill”, which lasted for nine seasons until 2012; between 2008 and 2011, Bethany directed three episodes of the series.

One Tree Hill

Her role in the show gained her international fame, and earned her five Teen Choice Award nominations. During the same year, Bethany wrote and directed the 2009 musical “The Notebook”, which is based on the novel of the same title written by Nicholas Sparks.

The 2010s: Continued Success

Bethany’s next major appearance came in 2013, when she won the recurring role of Cassie Jollenston in the Showtime crime drama mystery series “Dexter”, starring alongside Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. She featured as Christine in the made-for-TV romantic drama “The Christmas Secret” in 2014, which was followed by her recurring role of Morgan in the USA Network’s sci-fi drama series “Colony”, and her portrayal of Julie Riley in the thriller “Extortion”, both in 2017.

She also guest-starred in such TV series as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Grey’s Anatomy”, among many others. In 2019, Bethany played Abbey Lawrence in David Weaver’s made-for-TV romance “Bottled With Love”, and starred as Keri Allen in the USA Network’s political drama series “Pearson”, which is the spin-off from “Suits”. Most recently, she portrayed Natalie Simmons in the made-for-TV romance “A Valentine’s Match” (2020).

Music Career

Apart from being an actress, Bethany is also an accomplished singer. She has released five studio albums, including “Preincarnate” (2002), “Come On Home” (2005), and “Then Slowly Grows” (2012). Bethany was also half of the duo ‘Everly’, along with Amber Sweeney. Together they recorded four EPs, such as “Mission Bell” (2008) and “B Tracks: Vol. 3” (2010), and two singles.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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