Kari Karte is the wife of American singer, Sammy Hagar. She is also an American reality TV personality and producer.
Born on January 7, 1967, in the USA, Kari is the daughter of Harold Raymond Karte (aka Chic Peters). Her father was in U.S. Navy as a Corpsman. She was raised alongside a brother named Gregory Kunkle.
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Married Life with Sammy Hagar
Kari Karte and Sammy Hagar have been married for 26 years. They shared their vows on November 29, 1995, in a private wedding ceremony.
They first met in 1991 while her now-husband was married to his first wife, Betsy Berardi. Soon after their first meeting, they started dating and Sammy left Betsy in late 1991. After four years of dating, they walked down the aisle.
Prior to getting married to Sammy, Kari was in a dating relationship with NFL player, Jim Kelly. In Sammy’s 2011 book, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, he mentioned that his wife was previously in a relationship with Jim.
Mother of Two
Kari Karte has shared two daughters: Kama and Samantha Hagar with her husband Sammy Hagar.
The pair welcomed their first child, Kama on April 1, 1996. Professionally, she is a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach. She is engaged to a guy named Nick since January 1, 2021.
After four years, Kari and Sammy welcomed their second daughter, Samantha on March 24, 2001. She has followed in the footstep of her parents and has appeared in a few TV series.
Kari Karte also has two step-kids: Aaron and Andrew Hagar from her husband’s previous marriage. Andrew is a musician and Aaron is a conservator-restorer.
Her Career in the Entertainment Industry
Kari Karte is an American TV producer and reality TV star who has appeared in a few TV shows. In 2005, she appeared in the reality series, I Married… and in 2012, she was seen in an episode of American Restoration.
From 2016 to 2002, she appeared in three episodes of the musical TV series, Rock & Roll Road Trip with her husband. She also worked as an actor and producer for the documentary series, Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Bash.
Shares $150 Million Net Worth
Kari Karte shares a whopping $150 million net worth with her husband, Sammy Hagar. Her husband accumulated all of his worth from his longtime career as an American rock singer and entrepreneur.
In 2007, her partner bought a $450,000 mansion in Lake Tahoe. Two years later, in 2009, he bought a $2.3 million house that features eight bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms. The pair bought a $3.1 million home in Haiku, Hawaii, in 2018.
Her husband is a car lover and has a car collection.
- LaFerrari – $2.2 million
- 1982 Ferrari 512BB – $32,000
Some of his other cars include the 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1, 1967 Gateway GCM-R Fastback Mustang, Jaguar XKE, 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish Lagonda, Ford GT, and dozens more.
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