• Samantha Speno is an American makeup artist, entrepreneur and former gym trainer
• She owns Rock + Stars, a jewelry line co-owned with Shannon Tinoisamoa
• She owns a makeup line and a styling company, Stellify Inc.
• She was previously married to WWE professional wrestler and actor Randy Orton
• She has an estimated net worth of $2 million
Who is Samanta Speno?
Samantha Speno is a makeup artist, American entrepreneur, and former gymnastics coach, but is probably best known as the ex-wife of WWE professional wrestler and actor Randy Orton.
Samantha was born on January 11, 1982 in Missouri under the star name Capricorn and is an American national. Samantha grew up in the St. Charles neighborhood of Missouri, a restored town of great historical value. She attended Francis Howell North High School where, according to reports, she showed great interest in sports and especially excelled in gymnastics.
Shortly after graduating from college in 2000, she started working as a bartender and waitress. However, her ambitions were still focused on sports, and while she waited tables, Samantha simultaneously worked on getting her certification to become a gymnastics coach. Hard work definitely 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 also exploring other professions and opportunities, showing versatility when she appeared in 2007’s Sunset Tan, a series that followed the lives of employees and managers of a Los Angeles tanning salon. This dynamic approach to professions would prove to be a pattern for her future life.
Career and entrepreneurial ventures
Samantha has spent her life trying to make a name for herself with various business projects. She began her entrepreneurial adventures with a jewelry line co-owned by herself and Shannon Tinoisamoa called Rock + Stars, featuring exclusive handmade pieces for the high-end market. In 2012, it was launched on social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and Samantha’s financial situation changed.
As a makeup artist and stylist who has been working for years, it is no surprise that she dabbled in makeup and released a makeup line.
Samantha is quite an achiever and she opened another company called Stellify Inc, a styling company that shares tips on makeup, hairstyle, skin care and fashion through their various blogs. It also includes a team of talented makeup artists, tanning specialists, stylists and photographers who make up a unique beautification shop.
Her previous jobs also include a real estate company called ‘Experience’ where she joined as a purchasing specialist and design consultant. Her ability to negotiate and her quick problem-solving skills paved the way for similar professions. Samantha is currently working as a tailor-made consultant at Lombardo Homes, a company that specializes in building new-build homes.
Her marriage to Randy Orton
The waitressing job may not have fulfilled Samantha’s aspirations, but it certainly led her life path to the world of fame. According to reports, Samantha and Randy met at a bar where she worked as a waitress. They dated for several years before the couple got engaged in 2005. Two years later, they got married on September 21, 2007, and in 2008, they welcomed their first child together on July 12, whom they named Alanna Marie.
However, being married for five years was enough for the couple to reveal some mistrust and compatibility issues in their relationship. Consequently, it led to the divorce in 2012.
Unable to reconcile their differences, they divorced in 2013. Samantha was awarded full custody of Alanna with unlimited visitation rights for Randy Orton. As part of the divorce settlement, she received monthly alimony of $4,500, a mansion, and kept an engagement ring that reportedly cost $100,000.
Despite their irreconcilable differences, it seems that Samantha and Randy have remained good friends so far. She has been known to share a few photos with Randy even after the divorce to wish him a happy birthday, with emotional captions. After their divorce, many theories about the reason came into focus.
In an interview, she shared that one of the main reasons was Randy’s busy schedule, limiting his time and the opportunity to be more involved in his marriage, as well as Alanna’s upbringing.
What is her net worth?
As of 2020, Samantha’s estimated net worth is over $2 million. Her business Stellify Inc coupled with income from her jewelry line certainly generates a good amount of income annually. On the other hand, her ex-husband’s net worth is reported to be around $11 million.
Briefly about Randy Orton
If you know WWE even superficially, the name Randy Orton should definitely ring a bell as he is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
An interesting detail in his life is that he is a third generation wrestler, following in the footsteps 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 has won countless fights and held many championships. He won the Heavyweight Championship at the age of 24, becoming the youngest ever world champion. From 2013 to 2015, he was referred to as “the face of WWE.” In 2018, Randy Orton won his first US championship and became the 18th Grand Slam champion.
While he is mostly famous for his wrestling and WWE appearances, he has also starred in several 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 so 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
As for her physical stats, Samantha is 1.65 m tall and weighs about 57 kg, has brown hair and brown eyes.
If you’ve seen WWE specials when she used to be married to Randy, she often attended his matches and fights, which is no surprise since she’s always been a huge fan of the sport.
She also seems to love the movies, which she enjoys watching with her daughter Alanna. Some of her favorites include “Grease,” “Coming to America,” and her all-time favorite TV show is “The Simpsons.”
She is very active on Instagram, where she shares pictures of her daughter and their home.
As a wardrobe stylist, it comes naturally to 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.