Most people easily identify with Samantha Marie Olit as the woman who was once married to Chester Bennington, the punk rock star who took his life in July 2017. But the woman is more than just the ex-wife of the deceased musician. While she is a popular American singer admired for her undeniable talent, Samantha has developed equally as a life coach, blogger, and talent manager.
After the death of her ex-husband in 2017, Marie gained more public attention for reasons that are quite controversial. Read more below, including a detailed description of her life and career.
Samantha Marie Olit – Bio
Samantha Marie Olit was born on December 1, 1971, somewhere in Detroit, Michigan. The American musician is proud to call herself punk rock mom Teresa. She believes that music is in her blood, because since her 7th birthday, as you will learn, singing worked a great miracle for Samantha as a child that made it hard for her to break away from it.
As a teenager and until now Samantha has been with friends who have been in bands and in the entertainment industry as a whole. When you think about it, it was no big surprise when she founded SAM Records, an independent label that signed groups like the South African alternative rock band The Narrow.
Sometime in 2005, she founded Rythm Kittens, a group of dancers. Even though this dance group was quite successful, it did not stop Samantha from pursuing other interests. She soon established herself as a talent manager in others to appease her passion to help people become successful. Apparently, this was not enough for the musician when she went back to school in 2007 to use her skills as a life coach.
Later, Samantha Marie Olit created a television show and also began recording meditation CDs for children. That’s not all, she also became a blogger. Through her work with Certainlyher.com Magazine as a writer and editor, she has expressed that as a blogger she has a greater chance to reach people and make a meaningful impact on their lives.
Samantha was adopted when she was a girl, and almost nothing is known about her biological parents, although in some circles it has been reported that her biological maiden name is Cherri Norma Loukas. As with her biological parents, information about Samantha’s adoptive parents is hard to come by, but it is known that she had a good relationship with them and that they never had problems raising her as their real child.
When Samantha Marie Olit first found herself in a music studio, it was the home studio of a neighbor next door, and she was only seven years old. It happened that her adoptive mother was ill and hospitalized, so Samantha went to the studio and recorded a “get well” song for her dying mother. Without her knowledge, she had been declared dead. Nevertheless, Samantha’s grandmother let the doctors play the recording; when they did, her fingers moved and she finally recovered. The story was a big news story that was reported in various media.
Samantha married Chester Charles Bennington in 1996, the same year she met the deceased musician in Arizona. Chester was part of a local band called Grey Daze when they met, and it is believed that she helped advance the late singer’s career. Among other things, she encouraged him to join Linkin Park when the opportunity arose in 1998.
The union, which was formed on October 31, 1996, could not survive a decade, as the two divorced in 2005. Nevertheless, they had a son; his name is Draven Sebastian Bennington and he was born on April 19, 2002.
Facts About Chester Bennington’s Ex-wife
1. Her ex-husband was found dead by his housekeeper in his house in California His death has later ruled a suicide by hanging.
2. Not long ago, she sued her late husband’s estate on the grounds that the deceased rock star owed up to $500,000 in back alimony, which he did not pay.
3. Samantha Marie Olit was dissatisfied with her ex-husband’s funeral service. Especially with the exclusion of her son from the proceedings.
4. Samantha is not only a life coach but also a certified advanced DNA theta healer.
5. Samantha Marie Olit is 1.5 meters 2 inches tall and looks good. Her brown eyes and wavy hair of the same color further accentuate her appearance.