Who is Samanta Speno?
Samantha Speno is a makeup artist, an American entrepreneur, and a former gymnast trainer, but is probably best known as the ex-wife of the professional WWE wrestler and actor Randy Orton.
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Samantha was born in Missouri on 11 January 1982 under the star name Capricorn, and holds American nationality. Samantha grew up in the St. Charles area in Missouri, a restored city with great historical value. She went to Francis Howell North High School, where according to reports, she showed great interest in sports and especially excelled in gymnastics.
Soon after she matriculated in 2000, she started working as a bartender and a waitress. However, her ambitions still gravitated toward sports, and while waiting on tables, Samantha simultaneously worked on obtaining her certification to become a gymnast trainer. Hard work certainly paid off for Samanth, and when she achieved her goal she started working as a certified instructor. It seemed that this was a period when Samantha was exploring other professions and possibilities too, and showed versatility when she appeared on Sunset Tan in 2007, a series that followed the lives of employees and managers of a tanning salon in Los Angeles. For her future life, this dynamic approach to professions would prove to be a pattern.
Career and entreprenurial ventures
Throughout her life, Samantha has tried to make her name with various business projects. She kick-started her entrepreneurial adventures with a jewelry line that is co-owned by herself and Shannon Tinoisamoa and called Rock + Stars, featuring exclusive handmade pieces for the high-end market. In 2012, it launched on social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and changed Samantha’s financial situation.
As a makeup artist and stylist who has been working for years, it doesn’t come as a surprise that she dabbled in make-up and released a make-up line.
Samantha is quite an achiever, and she opened another company called Stellify Inc, a styling company that through their various blogs shares tips on make-up, hairstyle, skincare and fashion. It also includes a team of talented make-up artists, tanning specialists, stylists and photographers who comprise a unique beautification shop.
Her previous employments also include a real-estate company called ‘Experience’ that she joined as a buyer specialist and design consultant. Her abilities to negotiate and her quick problem-solving skills paved the way for similar vocations. At the moment, Samantha is working as a custom made consultant at Lombardo Homes, a company that specializes in building new construction homes.
Her marriage to Randy Orton
The waitressing job may not have met Samantha’s ambitions, but it certainly directed her life path towards the world of fame. According to reports, Samantha and Randy met at a bar where she was working as a waitress. They dated for several years before the couple became engaged in 2005. Two years later, they tied the knot on 21 September 2007, and in 2008 they welcomed their first child together on 12 July, who they named Alanna Marie.
However, being married for five years was enough for the couple to unveil some distrust and compatibility issues in their relationship. Consequently, it led to the separation in 2012.
Given that they were unable to reconcile their differences they divorced in 2013. Samantha got the sole custody of Alanna with unlimited visitation rights for Randy Orton. As a part of the divorce settlement, she received monthly alimony of 4,500 dollars, a mansion, and retained an engagement ring that reportedly cost $100,000.
Despite their irreconcilable differences, it seemed that Samantha and Randy have managed to remain good friends to date. She is known to share a photo or two with Randy even after the divorce to congratulate him on his birthday, with emotional captions. After their divorce, many theories as to the reason came into focus.
In an interview, she shared that one of the major reasons was the busy schedule of Randy which limited his time and the possibility to be more involved in his marriage, as well as the upbringing of Alanna.
What is her net worth?
As of 2020, Samantha’s estimated net worth is over $2 million. Her company Stellify Inc coupled with earnings made from her jewelry line definitely generates a hefty amount of revenue annually. On the other hand, her ex-husbands net worth is reputedly around $11 million.
Briefly about Randy Orton
If you are familiar with WWE even superficially, the name Randy Orton certainly must ring a bell, as he’s widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
An interesting detail in his life is that he’s a third-generation wrestler, following the steps of his father Bob Orton Jr., and grandfather Bob Orton. He gained worldwide fame and popularity after his WWE debut in 2000, and in his prolific career, he’s won numerous fights and held many championships. He won the Heavyweight Championship at the age of 24, and thus became the youngest world champion ever. From 2013 to 2015, he was named ‘the face of WWE’. In 2018 Randy Orton won his first United States Championship, and became the 18th Grand Slam Champion.
Even though he is mainly famous for his wrestling and WWE appearances, he’s also starred in various action dramas and TV shows. As his first acting job, the famous wrestler was cast in the role of a marine, but unfortunately suffered an injury and hence was replaced. Some of his other movies are: ‘The Condemned 2′ , ’12 Rounds 2 Reloaded’, ‘That’s What I am’, ‘WWE: Wrestle Mania’, ‘WWE: Hell in a cell’, etc.
More about Samantha
Regarding her physical stats, Samantha is 5ft 5ins (1,65m ) tall and weighs around 125 lbs (57kgs) with brown hair and brown eyes.
If you watched WWE specials when she was married to Randy back in the day, she would often attend his competitions and fights, which is no surprise since she has always been a big fan of the sport.
She seems to be keen on the movies too, which she likes to watch with her daughter Alanna. Some of her favorites are ‘Grease’, ‘Coming to America’, and her all-time favorite TV show is ‘The Simpsons’.
She is very active on Instagram, on which she shares photos of her daughter and their home.
Being a wardrobe stylist, it is natural for Samantha to be a shopaholic. She often shares her outfit combinations and tips on Instagram with her followers.
Cooking is one of many passions, especially Mexican food.