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Samantha Marie Olit

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Date of Birth: 1971 , December-1
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Samantha Marie Olit
Birth Name Samantha Marie Olit
Nick Name Punk Rock Mother Teresa
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Michigan, Detroit
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer and Entrepreneur
Working For
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Famous for Being the former-wife of late singer Chester Bennington
Married Twice
Married to Tony Kastameda & Chester Bennington (m. 1996)
Children Draven Sebastian (b. 19 April 2002)
Divorce Chester Bennington (2005)
Online Presence Instagram
Music Group Sam Recrods

Quick Timeline of Samantha Marie Olit

1971 Born in Michigan
1996 Tied the knot with Chester Bennington
2005 Separated with Chester
2019 Estimated Net Worth $2 million

Detail Timeline of Samantha Marie Olit

December 1 , 1971

Born in Michigan

Samantha was born on 1st December 1971 in Michigan, the United States. She was adopted by American parents and grew-up in Southern California. She holds American nationality and comes from white ethnicity.

October 31 , 1996

Tied the knot with Chester Bennington

Samantha first met Chester in 1996 while he was singing for local band Grey Daze. They dated for a while and tied the knot on 31st October 1996. Together they shared son; Draven Sebastin who was born on 19th April 2002. 


Separated with Chester

After nine years of married life and togetherness, Samantha filed for divorce in 2005. Although the reason behind the divorce was not revealed, the pair separated. Previously, she was married to Tony Kastameda whose details are not revealed. 


Estimated Net Worth $2 million

As of 2019, Samantha has a net worth of $2 million. She generates her fortune from her career as a blogger and singer. She is also reported tohave received a hefty sum of money from her divorce settlement with her former-late husband Chester. 


Widely known as the former-wife of late singer Chester Bennington, Samantha Marie Olit is an American musician. Professionally known as Punk Rock Mother Teresa, Samantha gained popularity not only for her music career but also for her work as an entrepreneur.

Samantha Marie Olit’s Early Life and Education

Samantha was born on 1st December 1971, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America, to American parents. Olit comes from white ethnicity and holds American nationality.

Samantha was adopted and her name (maiden) is Cherri Norma Loukas.

Information regarding her biological parents and education is not revealed. Samantha spent most of her childhood in Southern California. She grew her interest in music since a young age of 7 and also recorded a song titled Get-Well in her neighbor’s studio.

Career, Income Sources, and Net Worth

Samantha’s professional career began after she recorded Get-Well. She then joined Rhythm kittens and also started taking online courses through ICA for life-coaching skills.

Samantha then signed with South African band The Narrow and performed various songs. She also found Sam Records, which is an independent label. Currently, she works as a blogger with where she served as a writer and expresses her life experience and women empowering lifestyle.

Moreover, Samantha is also a certified Advanced DNA Theta Healer.

What is Samantha's Net Worth?

As per various sources, Samantha’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million. Apart from her career, she also received a hefty sum of money from her divorce settlement with her former late-husband Chester who was the lead vocalist of the band Linkin Park.

According to TMZ, Olit filed a lawsuit of $502,500 as unpaid child support in December 2017. At the time of his death, Bennington was worth $30 million.

Interesting Fact: While Olit was recording Get-Well for her adopted mother, who was in a coma and was also pronounced dead, miraculously moved her fingers, gained consciousness and recovered after hearing the song.

Samantha Marie Olit’s Personal Life

Samantha and Chester Bennington tied the knot on 31st October 1996, in presence of family and friends. They first met in Arizona while Bennington was singing for a local band Grey Daze in 1996.

Together, the couple shared one son: Draven Sebastian, born on 19th April 2002. The duo was married for almost a decade but sadly their married took a twist and they got divorced in 2005.

On 20th July 2017, Chester ended his life by hanging himself and after the tragic event, Olit posted a lengthy message dedicated to him on Facebook.

Prior to her marriage with Chester, Samantha was married to her former-husband Tony Kastameda. However, the exact marriage date is not revealed. 

 Age, Height, and Social Media Profile

Olit is 47-year-old as of 2019. She is 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm) tall in height and has expressive brown eyes and long dark brown hair.

Samantha is an avid user of Instagram. She has over 13.9k followers and as per Influencer Marketing Hub, she is reported to earn $91.5 to $152.5 per sponsored/paid post from Instagram.

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