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Facts About Samantha Marie Olit - Chester Bennington's Ex-Wife

Published Sun Sep 22 2019 By Akki
Facts About Samantha Marie Olit - Chester Bennington's Ex-Wife

Samantha Marie Olit aka Punk Rock Mother Teresa is an American musician, who is very famous for being ex-wife of Late Chester Bennington, a lead vocalist of Linkin Park. 

She was born on December 1, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States. Her birth sign is Sagittarius and belongs to white ethnicity/races.

Here are 10 facts about Samantha Marie Olit's life;

What's her Net Worth? 

Samantha Marie Olit has a massive net worth $2 million and her main source of her income is her profession as a musician. She accumulated massive amount of fortune through her selling ticket of her shows. she does performance in concerts, shows, and events.

Samantha Marie Olit and Chester Bennington caught together in camera.
Samantha Marie Olit and Chester Bennington together in a photo.
Image Source: Insta@samanthabennington

Lavish Life 

Being a prominent singer, Olit tour to different parts of the world to perform music. She like to wear an expensive jewelry from top designer. Her wardrobe collection induces clothes and accessories from top brands like Gucci, Chanel, and Dior.

House in California

Samantha is a resident of Los Angeles, California and lives in a lavish house located in Beverly Hills with her family. According to the Trulia, the house in Beverly Hills cost nor less than $150,000. 

Ex-Husband Chester Bennington 

Samantha Marie Olit was once married with an American singer and songwriter Chester Bennington. The former couple had their first met in early 1996 and start dating eventually.

The lovers tied the knot on October 31, 1996, and shares a child together. The duo got divorced in 2005, after nine years of strong bond broke-out with some misunderstanding and issues. 

Bennington was a very talented music artist the world had, who was the lead vocalist in the rock band, Linkin Park. The world was in biggest shock with the tragic news of the death of Chester on 20 July 2017, where he hanged himself in at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California.

Son - Draven Sebastian Bennington

Samantha Marie Olit is the mother of Chester Bennington's child; a son Draven Sebastian Bennington. He is the only child of Samantha with Chester, born on April 19, 2002.

Samantha Marie Olit pose for a picture with her son.
Samantha Marie Olit and her son taking a photo together.
Image Source; Insta@samanthabennington


Samantha has done numbers of tattoos on her body and all ink have meaning with it. She has a beautiful 2 Wild Orchids flower inked over her upper chest, which represent her "rare and delicate beauty." She has also got an Indonesian writing "Chitah" tattoo on her lower hand, which mean love.


Olit has an official website, where she uploads about her work.  Her website features the options of bio, media, coaching, and blog. Her fans and well-wisher can know more closely through her website.

Dog Lover - 2 Siberian Husky

Samantha is an avid animal lover and owns 2 dogs; Male Siberian husky 'Apollo' and female "Lilo". She loves to play with her pets and take pictures of them when she is home. The dogs are very lucky to part of Olit family, where she has been taking care of them as her children.

Samantha Marie Olit taking picture of her pets.
Samantha Marie Olit dogs.
Image Source; Insta@samanthabennington

Miracle through Music 

Olit started her music career at the age of seven when her adoptive mother developed a life-threatening disease and got hospitalized with intensive care. She recorded her first song “get well”, with all her heart in the next-door neighbor home studio.  

The song was such a deep and connected with emotion that her mother recovered after hearing it. The story of her recording and miracle was published in several newspapers & magazine articles.

Social Media Presence 

Samantha Marie Olit is actively involved in her social sites, where she has 13.9k fan following on her Instagram account @samanthabennington. She also has a Twitter account with 17.4k followers and 4873 tweets till date. She posts random pictures and videos of herself, family, and friends working aboard.  

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