Michael Galeotti: Interesting Facts About Bethany Joy Lenz’s ex-husband

Michael Galeotti is a musician who was previously a member of the popular indie rock band, Enation. Michael Galeotti came into the limelight after he married with One Tree Hill actress Bethany Joy Lenz.

Apart from being an actress, his ex-wife, Bethany is a singer and songwriter as well.

Early Life and Education

Michael Galeotti was born on the 28th August 1984, in Long Island, New York, USA. Unfortunately, details about his early life have remained hidden from the public, including the names and vocations of his parents, and whether he had any siblings. But it is known that Michael grew up in a Jewish family. His parents were Belgians immigrants. There is no information available publicly about his educational background as well.


Michael Galeotti joined Amber Sweeney and brothers Jonathan Jackson and Richard Lee to form the band Enation in 2004. He is a former member of the American indie rock band Enation. He joined the band as a keyboardist in 2004 but left the group after eight years in 2012. The band released several albums, including the highly successful “World In Flight” in 2008.

That album contained the hit song “Feel This”, which was used during the fifth season finale of the famous 2000s Tv show “One Tree Hill”. The band also released the album “My Ancient Rebellion” in 2011, after which Michael decided to leave the band.

Personal life and relationship

Michael was married to actress Bethany Joy Lenz. She is an American actress, singer-songwriter and filmmaker. She is known for her acting of Haley James Scott on The WB / The CW television drama “One Tree Hill” and as a member of band Everly. She also starred as Michelle Bauer Santos on the CBS Daytime soap opera Guiding Light. According to sources, her estimated net worth is high as $6 million.

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He met Bethany Joy in December 2005, and married within a month. They only invited 75 guests in their wedding. Six years into their marriage, the couple welcomed their only child, a daughter, Maria Rose Galeotti. However, after her birth, problems started between them and now they couldn’t hold on to each other anymore.

Finally after six years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2012 and they remained good friends for the benefit of their daughter.

Net worth

During his active years as a musician, Michael Galeotti and his band became quite popular in the US. They appeared in several live shows, including Big Morning Buzz Live, and The View, which helped to increase his wealth. At the time of his death, Michael Galeotti was estimated to be worth $3 million.

Cause of death

Michael was only 31 years old when he died on 11 January 2016 due to atherosclerotic heart disease. He has suffered with many health problems in the past. He went to the doctor’s surgery just a week before his death, where he was diagnosed with high blood cholesterol, hypertension and diverticulitis. He was also hospitalized, however he neglected the advice of the doctors and left the hospital.

On 11th January 2016, Michael was in his home and didn’t answer any call from his friends. When his friends went to his place he was lying dead. His death was due to natural causes and doctors confirmed to that he died because of Atherosclerotic Heart Disease.

Lesser known facts about Michael Galeotti

  • Galeotti belongs to the Belgian ethnicity. However, he is an American national, and he is of Jewish religion.
  • Michael has been a victim of alcoholism, due to which he has done violent behavior and has been arrested multiple times. Because of this, his wife, Bethany, decided to divorce him in early 2012.
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