Samantha Bennington - Updated Dec 2023

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Samantha Bennington

Samantha Bennington is an American entrepreneur and ex-celebrity wife who was married to the late singer Chester Bennington. Chester Bennington was famous for being the lead singer of the legendary rock band Linkin Park.

Early Life

On December 1, 1971, Samantha Marie Olit was born in Detroit, Michigan. As of now, she is 51 years old and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Therefore, there are no details about her parents. But according to the sources, she was raised by an adopted mother. Also, Samantha Bennington was very close to her adoptive mother. Unfortunately, she has not preferred to reveal any details related to Samantha’s previous early life. Like schooling, siblings, parents, etc.


As of sources, Samantha Bennington’s adoptive mother developed a life-threatening disease and was dying in the hospital.  During the time she recorded her 1st song. She was just 7 when she recorded the song in her neighbor’s in-home studio. Fortunately, after listing to the song, her mother miraculously recovered. Additionally, she created a burlesque dance troupe called Rhythm Kittens.
Samantha Bennington

Caption: Samantha Bennington with her son during a shoot. Source( Instagram)

The troupe performed hip-hop, modern jazz, hula, and Latin dance forms. Later, she found an independent label named “SAM Records”. Moving on, she signed a deal with “The Narrow”, a South African band. Moreover, she also performed soulful songs with them. Later, she was inspired by her son and recorded a meditation CD. It especially targeted infants and young children. Soon she successfully became a life coach and started “Creative Life Coaching”. In addition, she coaches her clients about internal and external success. Besides, she became a specialized Advanced DNA ThetaHealer.

More about career

In 2012, Samantha Bennington began an independent consultation service for aspiring musicians. Her first-ever TV show titled “Hollywood House Guests” was created. Currently, she has been serving as a blogger for Especially it focuses on women and provides beautiful perspectives on life. Besides that, she is widely recognized as the ex-wife of Chester Bennington. Thus, he got popular as one of the lead singers of the legendary rock band Linkin Park.
The fans remember him for his trademark high-pitched voice. Hybrid Theory and Living Things are some of the popular albums released by his band. The album Hybris Theory peaked at number 2 on Billboard 200. Furthermore, in the album Meteora, he provided his voice. Additionally, the album sold 16 million copies around the world.

Samantha Bennington – Net Worth 2023

Her net worth is around $1 million and $5 million. She does no sort of brand endorsements.

Personal Life

In 1996, Samantha Marie Olit met Chester Bennington. During that time, he was performing with the Arizona–based band Grey Daze. Eventually, they started dating and they decided to marry in October 1996. According to the sources, she has helped him enter the band, Linkin Park. In April 2002, they welcome their son named Draven Sebastian after 6 years of marriage. Additionally, she has played a major role in his professional life.

Samantha Bennington

Caption: Samantha Bennington with her son. Source(Instagram)

Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, they decided to separate and divorce in 2005. On July 20, 2017, her ex-husband was found dead in his home. Additionally, he committed suicide on Cornell’s 53rd birthday. All his fans were heartbroken. Besides, she also \ wrote a long paragraph on her social media handle. As of now, she is in a relationship with A.J. Williamwood. They are living a happy life together ad each other’s company. Also, he has a good relationship with her son.

Body Measurements

Unfortunately, Samantha Bennington has preferred not to reveal any details regarding her body measurement. But, she has beautiful dark brown eye color and also dark brown hair color.

Samantha Bennington – Social Media

Samantha Bennington is active on her Instagram account named @samanthabennington with 15.9k followers. Also, she joined Twitter in February 2013 and has 19.3k followers as of now.