Michael Galeotti bio- ex-husband of Bethany Joy Lenz

Who is Michael Galeotti?

Michael Galeotti became renowned not for his talent but for marriage with a celebrity, or perhaps his talent was overshadowed by the better half.

Michael married a celebrity, Bethany Joy Lenz, a famous actor from the TV series Tree Hill. You must also know that he was a keyboardist in the indie rock band The Enation.

But the most shocking is when we found several sites claiming he passed away due to high blood cholesterol, hypertension, and diverticulitis. Well, let us confirm that Michael Galeotti isn’t dead.

Continue reading Michael Galeotti’s biography to learn the real reason for the rumor and his current work.

Michael Galeotti Biography

quick facts

Full nameMichael Galeotti
BirthdayAugust 28, 1984
Age38 years old
Sun SignVirgo
TraitsPositive– Logical, independent, and kind
Negative– Observant, inflexible, and stubborn
BirthplaceManchester, Missouri, USA
Currently residingBattle Ground, Washington, USA
ParentsMike Galeotti,
Sheila Galeotti
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsKeifer Galeotti,
Aaron Galeotti,
Luke Galeotti
Marital statusDivorced
Spouse NameBethany Joy Lenz (ex-wife)
ChildrenMaria Rose Galeotti
EducationParkway South Senior High
ProfessionWorks at Galeotti’s Wine Cellar (family business),
Controversy I got arrested several times for driving under the influence of alcohol
Net worthUSD 1 million to 3 million
Social mediaTwitter

Early life

Childhood photo of Michael Galeotti with his siblings
Childhood photo of Michael Galeotti with his siblings

Michael Galeotti was born on August 28, 1984, in Manchester, Missouri, USA, to Mike Galeotti and Sheila Galeotti. His father was a US Marine. 

August 28 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, reliable, and nurturing.

Michael is named after his father, Mike. 

Michael as a kid was always interested in music. He was interested in playing the keyboard. As he started honing his skills, he joined the indie rock band Enation.

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

He has a daughter, Maria, with his marriage from Bethany. Unfortunately, after divorcing her, we have no update if he has married again. 


Mike Galeotti and Sheila Galeotti (Parents)

Parents of Michael Galeotti Mike and Sheila Galeotti
Parents of Michael Galeotti Mike and Sheila Galeotti

The father of Michael, Mike Galeotti, is a strong will and god-fearing person. He was born and raised in Manchester, Missouri.

He joined USMC and has served in Vietnam.

Mike married Sheila Galeotti met at in 1981, and a year later, they were married. After leaving the Marines, he worked as a Pastoral Counselor/Gospel Minister in Wild Branch Ministries. He is currently residing in Battle Ground, Washington.

Michael is currently working with his parents in Galeotti’s Wine Cellar. It is a family-owned restaurant.

Bethany Joy Lenz (ex-wife)

Bethany Joy Lenz with the whole family
Bethany Joy Lenz with the whole family

Bethany was born to Robert Lenz and Cathie Lenz on April 2, 1981, in Hollywood, Florida. She is a singer-songwriter, film writer, and famous American actress best known for her role as Haley Scott in the television drama “One Tree Hill.”

Robert was a history teacher and a therapist, whereas her mother, Cathie, was an entrepreneur and a personnel manager. She has a stepsister Candace and a stepbrother Sam.

The ex-wife of Michael Galeotti has been acting since she was a child.

Michael Galeotti and Bethany Joy Lenz Wedding

Bethany and Michael Galeotti met for the first time in December 2005. Three months after their first meeting, they started dating and married.

wedding photo of Bethany and Michael Galeotti
Wedding photo of Bethany and Michael Galeotti

On December 31, 2005, Galeotti and Lenz were married at an apple orchard in Hillsboro, Oregon.
The couple shared their wedding photos with their 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.

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

Their Divorce

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.

Unfortunately, after six years, both divorced in early 2012. The trouble started when Michael Galeotti became an alcoholic resulting in the display of violent behavior and multiple arrests.

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

“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.”

Bethany wrote on her blog

She added that despite their decision to part ways, she and Galeotti would remain friends and continue to raise their daughter together. In addition, the court gave full custody to the first wife of Michael Galeotti.

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.

Maria rose Galeotti (daughter)

Maria Rose daughter of Bethany Joy Lenz
Michael Galeotti with his daughter Maria

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” actress Bethany Joy Lenz and musician Michael Galeotti. 

Maria’s parents divorced 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 little 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.


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 famous 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.

As of now, Michael is working in his family-run business Galeotti’s Wine Cellar.


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 a jail term once because of it.

death rumors about Michael Galeotti

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 confusing.

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

Net Worth of Michael Galeotti

As of 2021, Michael Galeotti’s net worth is between Up to USD 3 million. However, his current income source is unclear, 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 was 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 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.


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 lived 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.

How old is Michael Galeotti?

Bethany Joy Lenz’s ex-husband, Michael Galeotti, is 38 years old.

Is Michael Galeotti alive?

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

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