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Bethany Joy Galeotti & Husband Divorcing

Bethany Joy Galeotti & Husband Divorcing

Bethany Joy Galeotti has announced that she and her husband, Michael, are divorcing after six years of marriage.

“I’m sorry to say that Michael and I have decided to divorce,” the 30-year-old One Tree Hill actress wrote on her blog on Monday.

“We remain friendly and dedicated to raising our beautiful girl in love and we appreciate your prayers and support during this difficult time,” she continued. “I feel immensely humbled and grateful that God works all things for the good of those who love Him.”

Bethany and Michael became parents to a little girl, Maria, in February of 2011.

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  • ina

    they just had a baby… wow i’m deeply saddened :(

  • Ashley

    Very sad to hear about this. I didn’t have any feelings for them as a couple one way or another, but I’ve been a fan of hers since the very beginning of One Tree Hill and she’s been the sole reason I’ve stuck with the show throughout its tumultuous run. My biggest wish, with her being my favorite television actress, is for her to be happy and successful.

    We love you, Joy!

  • Julie

    I’m in shock? She just had a baby? I wonder what really happened??

  • Kate

    Wow. I’m surprised. Of course who knows what went on behind closed doors- and Bethany has always been very low-key and private- but I was still shocked to read about this.

  • Amanda

    My prayers are with her and her precious little one. May God Bless them. I always loved her on One Tree Hill and my wish is that the public is respectful to her and her family.

  • bbjoy

    ohh poor bb!! Joy has been private but the lil we do know about her she is strong and has extreme faith and love in god and family is very important..everything really.. she had to have thought this through and made the right choice.. or she wouldnt have done it.Sad yes, but Im hoping its for the better. Besides dont tell me the creepy, over bearing arms folded, in a big hoodie, standing like a statue when she was on signing tours didnt give you the goosebumps ..#neverabigfan

  • Meela

    Oh man, I thought these two would last. They seemed to have it all together. My sympathies are with Joy, Michael and their daughter. Poor thing. :(

  • Oh

    Their relationship has been in trouble for quite awhile. What a pc statement. They are flawed like everyone. I guess jesus and a child wasn’t enough to keep them together. Hollywood strikes again.

  • Linda

    Joy fans think she is a saint. Hardly…..

  • Carol

    That’s why Joy is anorexic. Looking for a new man and a new job. Maybe she’s doing Paul J. rotfl

  • Jen

    The Galeottis will miss her paycheck. I guess Joy waited until she wasn’t getting a paycheck to file. This way she won’t have to support her ex and his family and their restaurant.

  • Dee

    WOW! I am shocked!! SHOCKED! I really never thought that they would divorce. Something huge must have happened or they just drifted apart. Whatever it was I feel the worst for the baby. :(

  • jazzmen

    damn is everyone from oth breaking up

  • Jenna

    I feel for Joy in this situation but I have to say her fans are such hypocrites. They were making fun of Sophia for attending parties after she broke up with Austin and now look at Joy. I don’t see her crying at home either so it’s about time people grow up and stop bashing them.

  • This is Too Funny

    LOL at her fans.
    I used to laugh whenever one of her stans would say something like “Joy is the ONLY one in the cast who is in a solid relationship and will never divorce” or “Joy is so great” and BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
    So what do you losers have to say about little Miss perfect now for divorcing her husband after all of her preaching about how traumatic and difficult it is on a child when parents divorce??? Didn’t she just give birth like only a year ago??

  • So true

    Joy fans bash Sophia for everything even breathing. Now Joy, the religous little miss perfect in their eyes has left her husband, going out in LA! Little wh@#e. How’s it feel you nasty people? Not so good. What goes around comes around. Leaving the father of her child and moving to a different state. Shame, shame on Joy.

  • Respect

    I happen to be a fan of both Joy and Sophia and I hate hypocrisy. It’s a shame the stans of both actresses seem to have no idea what this is.

    I saw no problem in Sophia going out after breaking up with Austin, just like I don’t see anything wrong in Joy going to this even when she’s divorcing her husband. Anyone who has different opinions just because the name of the actress changes is a hypocrite. Fact.

    However some other fans also seem to complain over and over again how they don’t understand how Joy fans go comment and spread negativity in Sophia’s news when they don’t have anything good to say and how it was unsensitive that people were being so evil about her break-up and yet Sophia fans are in here doing exactly the same thing. They’re also hypocrites for that. Fact. If you want to be respected, respect and that goes both ways. If you want people to take you seriously, be the higher person and stop nit picking each other. Now if you all start acting like adults and stop these stupid fights, that would be great.

    Both women are really inspiring and I hope, above all, that they’re happy.

    I hope Joy manages to go through such a hard time.

  • Amanda

    9, 10, and 15 can you seriously get a life?? Sophia and Joy are friends. Stop being so disrespectful. None of you know them at all. Grow up and have some respect.

  • So true

    Well Joy fans deserve it. They have been Sophia hating for years over EVERY thing. Even the divorce with Chad. So shove it. Joy broke up her family and left the state, bad girl, not so perfect after all. Bad girl Joy.

  • Amanda

    LOL ya’ll are a bunch of crazy ingrates. Look at your lives. Sophia and Joy are classy and beautiful and talented and that’s what we should appreciate.

  • Respect

    ^ Even so, can’t you all be the bigger person here and prove once and for all that you’re better than said Joy fans? Otherwise, you’ll end up looking as pathetic as those Joy fans are. It’s called maturity.

    An please don’t generalize. I’m a Joy fan and I never did those things. Not everyone posting hateful comments about Sophia are Joy fans neither are people who post hateful comments about Joy are Sophia fans. How old are you, people? Seriously.

  • Amanda

    Exactly. Yes there are a few crazy and rotten people in this fanbase but why do you let their stinky attitudes affect you? Millions and millions of fans LOVE Joy and Sophia. Join them and be respectful. These women are kind to their fans and they love each other in real live. Let’s celebrate strong and beautiful women and not pit them against each other.

  • EuropeGirl

    I just wonder….why did Joy instantly change her name back to Bethany Joy LENZ? I felt like she did everything for her family. Did Michael cheat on her?

  • Hehe

    You can’t believe that this JUST HAPPENED. It has been going on for some time. How do you know Joy wasn’t fooling around? Maybe she wanted someone better! Joy is a hollywood girl after all! Now you brats want a truce because Joy messed up. I don’t think so. Now you want to be kind, laughable….

  • Tara

    I guess Joy put Jared on her payroll!!!!

  • Amanda

    LOL you are hilarious. Nobody wants a truce because there isn’t a need for one because most people with a functioning brain have better things to do than bash people they don’t know. You however, need an asylum # 24 along with the other regular Just Jared psychos who can never get enough of Sophia posts.

  • Emma

    no surprise. typical hollywood stuff. they all think they can “do better’ then who they’re with. it’s the hollywood curse.

  • Carolyn

    Media whore.

  • Kary

    A divorce is always a sad thing for all parties involved. I really am a huge fan of Joy and I hope everything works out well for her. She is an extrememly talented actress and I look forward to continue following her career and life.

  • Weenie

    Gee I guess Joy will be going to events to get her name out there. Of course that would be ok for her but not for other actresses. Self promoting bi@ch.

  • Mandy

    What a pretentious woman. Could she be more obnoxious?
    So full of herself.
    Watch this video
    VIDEO: Bethany Joy Galeotti Talks “One Tree Hill” & Diamond Gothic at Zooey Magazine Relaunch
    Trying so hard to be relevant.

  • kaaa

    omg you crazy nanny carrie like joy bashing stalkers… what the heck is wrong with you. Im pretty sure you all make fake brother Derek look like a saint. Id rather hang out in the parking garage with xavier then be in a damn slam ball arena with you people. Calm down and have some of Taylors special brownies.. top it of with a lil rocky road icecream and pop in the taped version of The Kindness of Ravens and let Lucas’s voice chill you out.. before I go all machine gun toting Dan Scott on your ass’s! hahahahhahaha No but really leave our BB Joy alone!! #othforeverandalways

  • http://- supcali

    I have been a loyal oth fan since the beginning. I think the divorce has a lot to do with the fact that she and michael have not really lived with each other for long periods of time because she would always be in wilmington. Im not surprised that very soon after the filiming of oth and she settled back home with her family, problems arose. I expected more though for Bethany. She does give a very biased opinion in many of her blog updates some of which can be annoying and frustrating to read. So yea i am disappointed, but hey it happens

  • Haha

    I can’t stand this b*tch so I could care less about her so called marriage ending. In fact, Joy DESERVES it. Especially with the way she tries to make herself look like a saint when in reality, she’s FAR from it.
    And for the single 1 or 2 losers who keep pressing the thumbs down button….you morons DO realize that the comment can still be seen just by clicking on “click here to see” right??? Lol

  • llisa

    So sorry to hear about Joy and Michael splitting.

    Oh and look at Sophia stans getting pressed. Sophia is still an easy lay. 5 co-stars and counting? Doesn’t quite compare to a 7 year marriage with a child. Haha, sit down.

  • olala

    @supcali: OMG, a biased opinion! Who would have thought, right? The purpose of giving an opinion is to share YOUR point of view. It doesn’t have to unbiased. At least she’s not a phony preaching love and tolerance while calling those who don’t agree with her “hateful monsters”.

  • olala

    *It doesn’t have to be unbiased.

  • Haha

    Not all of us are Sophia stans you moron. So don’t try and chalk up other people’s hatred for Joy just on that. Nice try though.
    I can’t f*cking stand Joy.
    I think it’s hilarious when a woman preaches nonstop about how horrible it is for a child to go through a divorce and have 2 parents who aren’t together, yet she’s turns around and splits up her family.
    Uhhhh, hipocritcal much????
    If you’re gonna talk sh*t, then at least be smart about it and DON’T go back on your “words”…….like SHE did.

  • Respect


    But when has Joy said that? If you could provide a link to it, I’d be thankful because I don’t remember and I’d like reading it. Thanks.

  • Amanda

    Because she doesn’t preach “non-stop” about marriage lol. This person is a wackjob and needs help. No need to get so worked up over someone who doesn’t even know you exist.

  • Haha

    Oh yeah? And you think that Joy knows you or some of the other freaks on here exist as well??? Whats with the need to defend her?? I doubt she gives a sh*t about you guys trying to “speak up her.”Lol
    Forgive me, but just because some people on here may have a lot of time on your hands, doesn’t mean the rest of us do either. So hate me for not wanting to visit Joy’s previous interviews, blog posts, remarks, etc. to show that she has on more then once occasion talked about the struggles that come when 2 parents are no longer together and how she and Michael no matter their issues and problems, won’t ever want to split up or put their children through anything like that. Yet, she breaks up her marriage after almost 7 years and a years after her daughter’s birth. Therefore, making her look STUPID.
    I have NO problem with a person having their own thoughts, opinions, and beliefs. However, when you say one thing but do another, it becomes really hard to respect you.

  • Respect


    I wasn’t disrespectful to you so I’d like it if you did the same to me. I was genuinely asking you to give me some of this info because I never saw it before. I’ve been following Joy (and Sophia and Hilarie and Danneel) ever since OTH first started and she’s never talked much about Michael and her marriage. She’s actually been pretty vocal in stating that there are no perfect marriages or perfect people and relationships and hers wasn’t an exception.*

    And I believe she did mention on one occasion that being a child from divorced parents wasn’t easy because Joy herself is one of them. That was it, I believe. But I never saw any interviews or occasions where she’s said she would never get a divorce because she knows how hard it is for the kids and so on. At least I never came across anything like that and I’ve been following Joy and the other OTH ladies since the beginning. But maybe I missed it and maybe you’ve seen things I didn’t see, that’s why I was asking you to provide me with a link to actually prove what you’re saying.

    I’m of the opinion people shouldn’t talk about things they don’t have proof of, that’s why I asked for evidence that confirms what you’re saying. I’m not calling you a liar but this is the internet and whenever I’m reading things about actors and whatsoever, I actually like to see some proof because you just saying Joy or Sophia or whoever said this, that and that doesn’t make it true. Evidence to support what you’re saying does.

    *If I have time to go on an online forum posting comments on a gossip site, I also have time to make a research and provide you with some things to support what I’ve said previously:
    - Joy saying that there are no perfect marriages: (04:36)

    Best wishes :)

  • I know

    Michael and Joy were friends for a while and he proposed and apparently she took awhile to give an answer. He was never supportive about her work on OTH. He and his friends/family would make fun of the show. I understand OTH is far from being a great show but mocking your wife’s work all the time? Douchey. Plus michael’s family is part of a church that is borderline cult like (like, you have to be a friend of the family’s to join, it’s very very closely knit and it’s creepy). Joy has always seemed way more social than him. I always thought she could do better. He and his family liked to explore her.

    Michael wanted her to be a 1950s wife.

  • Please

    Who really cares whether they are together or not? Any actor for that matter. It is these nutty OTH fans who think they know the cast and their every little thought. You all know nothing about them. Unless you are some relative defending your fav. Some fans still talk to Kenzie and she feeds them info. Look at the source before you believe that nonsense.

  • BJL


    What kind of info Kenzie tell fans?

  • Joy Fan

    Joy fans are saying Sophia sells her interviews to magazines. You are totally twisted! I say Joy is selling her info to magazines. What douches you are.

  • Piper Sophia

    They were having problems in their marriage and then Joy got pregnant. I’m guessing that they tried to work it out for Maria but they couldn’t.

  • Katie

    I think it’s crap how some of you are treating Bethany so she’s going through a divorce she’s only human, same goes with Sophia with her break up with Austin. I love Sophia and Bethany to death Haley and Brooke were two of my favorite characters on One Tree Hill besides little Jamie. Nobody really knows what went on behind closed doors between Bethany and her husband and I think it’s awesome despite everything that Bethany and her husband still remain really good friends. And try to get a long for the sake of there daughter. Bethany & her family definitely have all my prayers and support. And if you’re really fans of Bethany and Sophia you wouldn’t be on here putting them down and shut up about Chad and Sophia’s divorce that happened years ago time to move on already. Nobody is on this page claiming that Bethany and Sophia were ever saints so just be quiet about that already. Regardless I think Bethany is an awesome actress.