Samantha Morie Olit is an American musician, with music in her blood, was also known as Punk Rock Mother Teresa. She is also famous for being ex-wife of late singer Chester Bennington. The first wife of the late singer, she had a son together with Bennington. Here's Everything you need to know about her.
Samantha Marie Olit was born on December 1, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States under the birth sign of Sagittarius. As per her nationality, she is an American and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
She was grown up alongside her family, adopted mother. However, when she was the age of seven, her adopted mother was hospitalized because of her illness. Her grandmother also told her that her mother was pronounced dead.
However, a miracle occurred, her mother’s finger started moving after listening to Samantha’s song. Furthermore, she was recovered from her Illness.
Samantha Marie who is the age of 47, is in a relationship with A.J. Williamwood. They shared information about their relationship via their Instagram post in early July 2012. Recently, they have not updated their relationship status.
Talking about her past relationship, she was married to late singer, Linkin Park's frontman Chester Bennington. They met each other for the first time back in 1996 when Chester was singing with a local band in Arizona called “Grey Daze“.
Soon, the love birds began dating and fell in love with each other, and on October 31, 1996, they eventually tied the knot.
Later on, April 19, 2002, they became parents for the first time. They welcomed their first baby, a son Draven Sebastian Bennington.
Samantha has played a big role in the life of Chester. However, the leap to fame caused trouble in their relationship which ended with their separation. Later in 2005, they filed for divorce.
Furthermore, On July 20, 2017, her ex-husband Chester had a sorrowful death after he committed suicide at the age of 41. She even wrote a lengthy post on Facebook after her ex-husband’s death. Samantha wrote that she and her son didn’t get an opportunity to talk on a funeral.
She even stated,
“Dra was never treated equally by T & never wanted to go there because of that… Oh thanks for not honoring the one wish my son had by sharing his prayers with his siblings & throwing the rose quarts (sic) in the ocean with him… it was a disgusting delusional display on all people who spoke at the funeral & their characters.”
Apart from that, there are no records of her relationship or marriage in the past.
Samantha has a net worth around $500 thousand as of July 2019, while her ex-husband, Bennington, well, he had an estimated net worth of $30 million, at the time of his death. She has collected a decent amount of money from the Freddie Way Project and also has multiple music businesses, a life coaching company for artists.
She has not disclosed her exact earning, however, it could range around thousands of dollars. Besides, she would have received some amount as the divorce settlement from Bennington.
Talking about her career, she recorded her first song “Get well” after her adoptive mother developed a life-threatening disease and was dying in the hospital.
Later, she created a burlesque dance troupe called Rhythm Kittens which performed hip hop, modern jazz, hula, and Latin dance forms. Samantha also founded an independent label name “SAM Records“.
Inspired by her son, Samantha recorded a meditation CD targeting infants and young children. Later she soon became a life coach and started “Creative Life Coaching“.
Later in 2012, she began to provide independent consulting services for aspiring musicians. Furthermore, she also created her first ever TV show “Hollywood House Guests”.
Moreover, she is working as a blogger for Certainlyher.com which focuses on women and provides beautiful perspectives on life.
Samantha Morie Olit is an American musician, with music in her blood, was also known as Punk Rock Mother Teresa and is also famous for being ex-wife of late singer Chester Bennington.
She is 47 years old, as of 2019.
She stands 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 meters tall.
Samantha is worth around $500 thousand, as of July 2019.