Suicide doesn’t take away the pain, it just transfers the pain to someone else. Samantha Marie Olit’s ex-husband Chester Bennington committed suicide leaving his son devasted.

Samantha Marie Olit started various anti-suicide campaigns after Chester Bennington committed suicide. Her son Draven Sebastian Bennington was also involved in the campaign with his mother. Know more why her ex-husband committed suicide and about their relationship.

Who is Chester Bennington’s First Wife?

Samantha Marie Olit, who was also known as Samantha Bennington was the first wife of the famous singer  Chester Bennington. The couple met at a music festival where Chester performed in 1995. Later, they married on 31st October 1996 dating for a year.

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Chester Bennington and Samantha Marie
Source: Metro

Marie also shared a child with Chester, Draven who was born on 19th April 2002. After almost ten years of marriage, Marie divorced Chester on 2nd May 2005. The couple didn’t openly reveal about their divorce.

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Samantha Marie was reported dating a man A.J. Williamwood after her divorce. Following her Instagram, she also posted a photo with Williamwood on Instagram with the caption

Loving sharing life with this man. we love each other on so many levels. The strength of our friendship will always be our foundation. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you.

The post was later removed by Samantha. So it seems like she is not dating the man anymore. Samantha is trying to keep her personal life away from the limelight.

Chester Bennington’s Personal Life

Chester Bennington married Talinda Bentley after his divorce with Samantha Marie. Talinda and Chester married on 31st December 2005 after dating for a year from 2004. The couple shared a blissful relationship until the untimely demise of Chester Bennington.

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Chester Bennington and Talinda Bentley
Source: DailyStar

The pair also shared three children a son and two twin sister who they named Tyler Lee, Lily, and Lisa Bennington. Tyler was born in 2006 and Lily and Lila were born in 2011. In addition, Chester had other two children, Jaime Bennington, and Isaiah Bennington. Jaime and Isaiah were born from his ex-girlfriend Elka Brand.

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Chester Benning and his family
Source: New York Daily News

Chester was found dead on July 20, 2017, in Palos Verdes Estates, USA. The singer died of taking his own life. He was a victim of depression, the sudden death of his friend Chris Cornell deeply saddened him. Bennington’s housekeeper found him hanging on the doorway. It was Cornell’s birthday when Chester hanged himself.

How much does Samantha Marie Olit Earn?

Samantha Marie is yet to start a career that can earn her consistently. Although she is not earning from her profession, her ex-husband had a marvelous net worth so money was not a problem for her. She lived with satisfactory settlements from her divorce with Chester Bennington.

Chester Bennington’s Net Worth

Chester Bennington had an estimated net worth of $3o million. He gathered his wealth from his successful career as a singer, songwriter, musician. Bennington earned fame along with prosperity from his songs that intensely influenced the teenagers.

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The singer owned a house in Palos Verdes Estates, California which worth was around $2.5 million. It was the same house where Chester committed suicide. The house was later sold reducing the price to $2.1 million.

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Before passing away, Chester made a will for his wealth. He left all his wealth to his widow Talinda and his six children. Chester also made sure that his six children remain close-knit after his death so, he also made a will to cover all their travel expenses for their meetups.

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Detroit, Michigan

How old is Samantha Bennington?

47 years old

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