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Michael Galeotti biography- Bethany Joy Lenz ex-husband

Michael Galeotti is a musician. Only a few of us may know that he played keyboards for the Indie Rock band, the Enation.

Michael is more famous because he was once married to Bethany Joy Lenz. Bethany’s marriage propelled his name into mainstream media. Bethany is a famous actor from the TV series Tree Hill.

Rumors about him once surrounded him, as they did many stars. However, Michael disappeared for a long time, leading to reports that he had died in 2016. Tabloids and magazines speculated whether these stories were true. However, he has come forward and stated that he is alive.

Michael Galeotti Biography

Michael Galeotti quick facts

Full nameMichael Galeotti
BirthdateAugust 28, 1984
Age37 years old
Sun SignVirgo
TraitsVirgo male traits 

Positive– Logical, independent, and kind

Negative– Observant, inflexible, and stubborn
BirthplaceLong Island, New York, USA
Marital statusDivorced
Spouse NameBethany Joy Lenz (ex-wife)
ChildrenMaria Rose Galeotti (Daughter)
ProfessionMusician/ Keyboardist
Bands Enation
Controversy I got arrested several times for driving under the influence of alcohol
Net worth$1 million to $3 million
Social mediaTwitter

Early life

Bethany Joy Lenz with the whole family

Michael Galeotti was born on 28th August 1984 in Long Island, New York, USA. His parents are Belgian immigrants, but he holds an American passport.

Michael’s family are Jews. He attended a private high school for his early education.
Music has always interested Michael since he was a child. As music was a significant part of Galeotti’s Jewish upbringing, his family encouraged him to pursue his passion. In addition to his love for music, Michael also loved acting. His parents supported him and did not force their opinions on him.

Michael Galeotti is known for his passion for music. Likewise, the talented musician also enjoys stamp collecting and traveling.

28th August is Michael’s birthday, making him a Virgo. A person born under this sun sign is generous, trustworthy, and disciplined. Likewise, Virgos are very organized, intelligent, hardworking, trustworthy, and nurturing.


Michael Galeotti and Bethany Joy Lenz Wedding

Michael Galeotti and his ex-wife Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany and Michael met for the first time in December 2005, and they instantly clicked. Just three months after their first meeting, they started dating and married. The actress received a marriage proposal from Michael in Wilmington, North Carolina, where her One Tree Hill was being filmed.

Galeotti and Lenz got married on 31st December 2005. Their wedding was attended by only a few family members and friends.

An apple orchard in Hillsboro, Oregon, was the venue for the celebration. However, it is estimated that only 75 guests attended the intimate ceremony. Moreover, no media reporters were allowed to attend their weddings. However, the couple did release photos of themselves for curious fans.

The bride looked beautiful in a white-colored satin ball gown. She wore her hair in loose waves and adorned it with a simple veil. Similarly, she wore little to no jewelry and kept her makeup simple.

The groom, too, looked charming as he posed with his wife in a classic black tuxedo. He wore a simple white shirt along with a black tie underneath it.

Since Bethany and Michael both had busy schedules, they could not devote much time to planning their wedding. To create the casual country wedding vibe they desired, they entrusted friends and family members to help them.

Bethany Joy changed her surname from Lenz to Galeotti after the end of the wedding festivities.

Their Divorce

Michael Galeotti with Bethany Joy Lenz

After a whirlwind romance and a hush-hush wedding, it seemed like Michael Galeotti, and Bethany Joy had a perfect marriage. However, the reality seemed to be something else.

Despite being married for almost six years and giving birth to their daughter in 2011, Lenz announced that she was separating from her husband on her blog.
The announcement came in early 2012 and shocked many of the couple’s fans and well-wishers.

According to several reports, Bethany decided to leave Michael due to his alcoholism. Because of this, Michael displayed violent behavior and also was arrested on several occasions.

Bethany wrote on her blog, “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 that you’ll all be wondering soon why everyone is calling me ‘Bethany Joy Lenz’ again. I’m sorry to say that Michael and I have decided to divorce.”

Furthermore, she added that despite their decision to part ways, she and Galeotti would remain friends and be dedicated to raising their daughter together.

Post-divorce, Bethany Joy gained full custody of her daughter and moved permanently to Los Angeles, California. Unfortunately, Michael Galeotti started distancing himself from fans and the media after his divorce from Lenz.

Current girlfriend

Michael Galeotti dramatically reduced his social media usage after his divorce from Bethany Joy Lenz. The keyboardist has been living a notoriously private life, and as a result, not much is known about who he is currently dating.

Ex-wife Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz is a singer-songwriter, film writer, and a famous American actress best known for her role as Haley Scott in the television drama “One Tree Hill.”

Lenz has been acting since she was a child. After being cast for a significant role in the long-running soap opera “Guiding Light.”


Bethany was born to Robert Lenz and Cathie Lenz on April 2, 1981, in Hollywood, Florida, the U.S.A., 

Robert was a history teacher and a therapist, whereas her mother, Cathie, was an entrepreneur and a personnel manager.

Bethany also has a stepsister named Candace and a stepbrother named Sam.

Dating history

After divorcing her musician husband and baby-daddy, Michael Galeotti, Bethany Joy Lenz has romantically been with two men.

Nine months after the divorce, she was seen holding hands with Wes Ramsey. 

Wes is an American actor renowned for his performance in “Latter Days.” He was also Bethany’s co-star in the daytime soap opera “Guiding Light.” They dated from December 2012 to May 2017.

After breaking up with Wes, Bethany has been in a relationship with Josh Kelly since July 2018.

Josh is also an actor best known for his character as Cutter Wentworth on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” He has also starred in “Transformers” movies.

Kelly and Lenz were long-time friends, and they decided to take their relationship a step further when they officially began seeing each other in July 2018.

News about their linkup surfaced after the happy couple attended Equality Now’s 4th annual Make Equality Reality Gala and displayed signs of being together with the media and the other attendees.

As per an Us Weekly source, “They were inside the gala together sitting very closely at a table and chatting intensely,” an insider claimed. “At one point, they were standing up talking to another couple, and Bethany had her arm wrapped tightly around Josh’s waist and was rubbing his back at another point.”

Neither Lenz nor Kelly have officially confirmed the dating rumors, but Lenz did go ahead and share a photo of the two on her Instagram account. They were also seen holding hands at a farmer’s market in LA.

Bethany Joy Lenz 2021

Today, Bethany Lenz plays the role of Keri Allen in “Pearson.” She has also starred in movies like “Match Up” and “Five Star Christmas.”

Michael Galeotti’s daughter Maria rose Galeotti

Michael Galeotti has a daughter named Maria Rose Galeotti, who was born on February 23, 2011. She is famous as the daughter of the famous T.V. Series “One Tree Hill”’s actress, Bethany Joy Lenz, and musician Michael Galeotti. 

Maria’s parents divorced in less than a year of her birth, and her mother got her full custody. As a result, she grew up under the care of her mother and did not have any siblings.

Her mother has a net worth of $10 million, and thus, she lives a luxurious life. 

There is not much information regarding Michael’s current relationship dynamics with his daughter Maria. Presently, Maria lives with her mother, Bethany, who often features her on her social media accounts.


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In 2004, Michael Galeotti joined the indie rock band Enation as the band’s keyboardist. Brothers Jonathan Jackson and Richard Lee were already part of the band before Michael’s arrival. He joined Enation along with Amber Sweeney and Daniel Sweatt.

However, just a year after the band’s formation, Amber Sweeney left Enation. Despite this, the band became popular and emerged as an up-and-coming indie rock band in Battleground, Washington. They later relocated to Nashville, Tennessee.

Enation’s 2008 album World In-Flight became a huge success. Their hit song Feel This was even used in the season finale of One Tree Hill’s fifth season. His then-wife Bethany Joy lent her vocals to the song.

In addition, Michael and the other Enation members also made a guest appearance on the show. After enjoying a successful run with Entaion, Michael Galeotti decided to leave Enation in 2011.

News and controversies

Since Michael Galeotti leads a notoriously private life, the celebrity hardly hogs media attention or makes any headlines. However, the former Enation keyboardist became the subject of controversy when he got arrested several times for driving under alcohol. As per many reports, Michael Galeotti even served jail term once because of it.

Michael Galeotti’s death rumors

In 2016, many tabloids reported the demise of Michael Galeotti. First, it was mentioned that he died due to atherosclerotic heart disease. Then, however, they turned out to be only rumors.

The rumors were fuelled by the death of Disney star Michael James Galeota who passed away in January 2016. In addition, the similarity between their names is apparently confused.

Michael Galeotti is very much alive and healthy. In fact, the musician himself clarified this.

Net Worth

As of 2021, Michael Galeotti’s net worth is somewhere between $1 million to $3 million. However, it is unclear his current income source, considering Galeotti has not released any new music for some time.

Despite this, it is clear that Galeotti’s lifestyle is quite luxurious with regard to his impressive net worth. His ex-wife Bethany Joy Lenz is estimated to have a net worth of 6 million USD.

Social media

Before his divorce, Michael Galeotti used to be quite active on all social media platforms from Bethany Joy Lenz. However, after their separation and after Michael’s exit from Enation, the keyboardist seems to have either deleted or deactivated most of his social media accounts.

Regardless of this, there seems to be an account under the username “butterflysauce” on Instagram, possibly being Michael Galeotti’s account. The account is currently private and contains 298 followers.

Michael’s ex-wife Bethany Joy Lez has a much more active presence on social media. Her Instagram account “joylenz” is followed by 1.3 million people and consists of more than 2,700 posts to date.

Michael Galeotti F.A.Qs

1. What happened to Michael Galeotti?

Michael Galeotti left his band, Enation, in 2011. He became an alcoholic and displayed violent behavior. 

After divorcing Bethany Joy Lenz, he became inactive on social media and is living a private life. As per Bethany’s statement, they are still friends and are working towards raising their daughter together; however, he is nowhere to be seen.

Since everything is hush-hush about Michael, there is no information on who he might be currently dating.

2. How old is Michael Galeotti?

Bethany Joy Lenz’s ex-husband, Michael Galeotti, is 37 years old.

3. Is Michael Galeotti alive?

Michael Galeotti is alive and well. Unfortunately, Michael James Galeota, a Disney star who has a similar name, died. Unfortunately, due to the name similarity, it created a misunderstanding.

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