Michael Galeotti Biography: Life of Bethany Joy Lenz’s Ex-husband

Michael Galeotti is the ex-husband of Bethany Joy Lenz, an American actress known for her appearance in One Tree Hill. Michael was born on August 28, 1984, and so is currently 39 years old. He is an American musician and was once a member of Enation, an indie rock band.

Michael married Bethany in December 2005. They were together for six years, a time during which they welcomed a daughter named Maria Rose Galeotti in 2011 before divorcing in 2012.

Summary of Michael Galeotti’s Bio

  • Full name: Michael Galeotti
  • Nickname: Mike
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: August 28, 1984
  • Michael Galeotti’s Age: 39 year old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Michael Galeotti’s Ex-Wife: Bethany Joy Lenz
  • Michael Galeotti’s Children: Maria Rose Galeotti (daughter)
  • Michael Galeotti’s Parents: Mike and Sheila Galeotti
  • Siblings: Keifer Galeotti, Aaron Galeotti, and Luke Galeotti
  • Michael Galeotti’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Michael Galeotti’s Height in Centimeters: 175 cm
  • Michael Galeotti’s Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
  • Michael Galeotti’s Net worth: $1 million
  • Famous for: Being Bethany Joy Lenz’s ex-husband

Michael Galeotti is From Manchester, Missouri 

Bethany Joy Lenz’s ex-husband, Michael Galeotti, was born on the 28th of August 1984, making him 39 years old. He was born in Manchester, Missouri, United States, where he was raised by his parents, Mike and Sheila Galeotti. He is an American citizen by virtue of birth. Regarding his ethnicity, he is Caucasian and of Jewish descent.

Michael grew up alongside his siblings – three younger brothers named Keifer, Aaron, and Luke Galeotti. He attended Parkway South Senior High School in Manchester and was awarded a high school diploma upon graduation.

He and Married Bethany Joy Lenz Got Married in 2005

According to various reports, Michael Galeotti and Bethany Joy Lenz had a whirlwind romance that saw them date for only three months before they decided to make things official. The age difference between the pair was not an issue, even though Bethany was a few years older than Michael. She was born on the 2nd of April 1981, making her 43 years old while he is 39.

The erstwhile couple exchanged vows on the 31st of December 2005. Their wedding was a low-key event that took place at an apple orchard in Hillsboro, Oregon, in front of a few friends and family members.

After they wedded, Bethany took up Galeotti’s last name, and this inadvertently brought her husband into the limelight. The two enjoyed their time together as a couple, with Bethany collaborating with Michael’s band to release the song “Fell This”. which was used in the fifth-season finale of One Tree Hill.

They Welcomed a Daughter Named Maria in 2011

Michael and Bethany spent a couple of years together before starting a family. They were married for nearly six years before they welcomed their daughter Maria Rose Galeotti. She was born on the 23rd of February 2011, and so is 13 years old.

The Couple Filed for Divorce In 2012

Maria was barely a year old when her parents decided to get a divorce. It was reported that Michael Galeotti and Bethany Joy Lenz decided to end their marriage after Michael began abusing alcohol and was abusive to his wife. Whether or not this was true, it has not been addressed by the couple.

Following the announcement of their divorce, Bethany issued a statement wherein she stated that she would remain friends with Michael as they were both committed to raising their daughter in love. The divorce was amicable, and the actress got full custody of their child.

What Does Bethany Joy Lenz’s Ex-husband, Michael Galeotti Do for a Living?

Bethany Joy Lenz was undoubtedly the more popular one between her and her husband as she was an actress in a high-profile TV show. Like his wife, however, Michael Galeotti also had a career in the entertainment business but was not as successful as she was. He was a musician, serving as a member of the music band Enation.

Galoetti is said to have fallen in love with music at a tender age. He nurtured this interest until he became a skilled musician who could play a few musical instruments, most notably the electronic keyboard. Because of this, he was able to become a member of an indie rock band.

The band, Enation, was formed in Battle Ground, Washington, in 2004 but is now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Michael served as the group’s keyboardist until 2011 when he left. It is not exactly clear why he left the group, but it happened right around the time that his daughter was born, and he was beginning to abuse alcohol. During his time with Enation, Michael Galoetti contributed to the highly acclaimed 2008 album titled World In-Flight. 

After abandoning the band, Michael did not aim to have a fresh start with another group. He instead appears to have dropped his interest in music and has chosen to take up work at Galeott’s Wine Cellar., his family-owned vineyard located at 715 East Main Street, Battle Ground, Washington.

Where is Michael Galeotti Now? Is He Dead?

Michael Galeotti is not dead. The former musician turned businessman lives in the Washington D.C. area, where he makes a living with the work he does at his family’s vineyard called Galeotti’s Wine Cellar.

Rumors about Michael having passed away began circulating in January 2016 when a few reports claimed that he was found dead in his room by a friend. It was further said that he died from heart complications triggered by his abuse of alcohol. This story has since been proven to be false as it was soon learned that the man discovered dead was American actor Michael James Galeota. The duo has similar first and last names, hence the confusion.

Chizzy O
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