Meet Lars Ulrich’s Ex-Wife Skylar Satenstein

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: March 1, 2024 | Updated on: March 1, 2024
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Skylar Satenstein is a physician who rose to prominence as the ex-wife of Lars Ulrich, a famous Danish musician, and drummer of Metallica. She was married to Lars from the year 1997 to 2004. The former couple has two children together.

Prior to Ulrich, Skylar once gained wide media attention for her relationship with American actor and screenwriter Matt Damon. After her break-up with Matt, the physician went on to tie the knot with the musician but that also didn’t last. So, what had happened? Let’s find out.

Key Takeaways:

  • Skylar is a physician who runs her own aesthetic clinic under the name Skyler Ulrich Aesthetic and Laser Medicine.
  • She earned her MD degree from Columbia University and has been a medical student at four Universities including Harvard.
  • She rose to fame for her marriage to Danish musician Skylar Ulrich. She was married to him for 7 years and has two sons Myles Ulrich and Layne Ulrich. Her both children are musicians.
  • Skylar previously dated the American actor Damon while studying at Harvard. Matt wrote Skylar in his movie Good Will Hunting. She was also rumored to be in a relationship with OJ Simpson.
  • She currently resides in California.

Parents Divorced Early 

Lars Ulrich’s ex-wife, Skyler was born to her father Frank Satenstein and her mom Celia Caroline Onkels on 23 June 1971 in New York, the United States. She is 52 years of age as of 2023.

Similarly, coming from a broken home, she seems to have a troubled childhood. Her parents divorced when she was still a kid. So, later, her mom with her and her sister moved to Miami where they settled down.

Her Mother Married Lawyer For The Second Time

She was just 5 when her mom Celia got married a second time to a lawyer James Jay Hogan. After that, Satenstein grew up under the care of her stepdad and her mother.

As for nationality, the celebrity ex-spouse who stands the height of 5 feet and 8 inches is an American citizen and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Skylar’s Dad Was A Film Producer And Her Mom, A Model

From a young age, the media world was no stranger to Skylar since both her mom and daddy worked in the showbiz industry. Her father Frank was a director and producer known for his work in Open Secret (1948), The Gleason Show (1952), and Close-Up (1948).

Further, Frank has worked on a total of 14 projects as a director. Let’s list some of his work here.

  • What’s My Line (1954-1956)
  • Stage Show (1955-1956)
  • The Honeymooners (1955-1956)
  • I’ve Got A Secret ( 1955-1956)
  • Geason: He’s the Greatest (1988) and others

Speaking of her mother, Celia was a model based in Seattle. After her divorce from Frank, she also worked as an interior decorator for Chris Craft. Further, Skylar’s matriarch Celia was too a fierce golfer, tennis, and bridge player.

Skylar's late mother Celia was a model
Skylar’s late mother, Celia when was young. source: Legacy

Sadly, both Skylar’s parents are no longer alive. Her dad died of lung cancer at the age of 59 on September 30, 1984, and her mom passed away in July 2017.

Satenstein Has A Sister And A Half-Brother

From her parent’s marriage, she has an older sister named Sloan Andrea Satenstein who was born in 1969. After graduating from Georgetown University, Sloan enrolled at Columbia University where she earned her MBA degree.

Further, Sloan serves the position of vice president and recruiter at an executive search firm in New York, Higdon Prince. She got married to Robert Scott Klein, an associate in the Latin American venture-capital group in 1999, and is a mother of at least four children.

Similarly, Skylar has a half-brother named Louis Satenstein from her dad Frank’s marriage with an actress Betty Bruce.

Did MD From Columbia University; Her Educational Details 

The star kid Skylar is well-educated and has a background in science. So far, she has earned five degrees from four different universities. Here, we present you her educational detail.

Name of University Degree Year
Harvard University Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), Cellular and Molecular Biology 1989-1993
Harvard University BS, Cellular and Molecular Biology 1989-1993
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Doctor of Medicine (MD) 1993-1997
University of California, Berkeley MPH, Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2001-2002
University of California, San Francisco Preventive Medicine, specializing in post-event Small Pox vaccination 2002-2003

Is A Physician And Runs Her Own Aesthetic Clinic

As per her LinkedIn, Skylar is currently a director of her own Aesthetic clinic, Skyler Ulrich Aesthetic and Laser Medicine. She runs the clinic in association with doctors Tancredi D’Amore, MD, FACS, and Khashi Mohebali, MD FACS.

Satenstein in her professional outfit
Satenstein is a Physician by profession

At her clinic, she practiced every kind of aesthetic treatment like laser medicine, skin resurfacing, wrinkle reduction with Botox and Dysport, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Neck lift, and many others. She has been conducting these facilities since March 2012 at her clinic in Corte Madera, California.

Her Other Works 

In fact, Skylar began her professional career in the year 2002 while she was still a student at the University of California. During her more than two decades of career, she has performed several tasks in different health centers and institutions.

Here is the list;

Organization Designation Task Working Period
San Francisco Department of Public Health Preventive Medicine Resident Worked at the Bioterrorism unit, Communicable Disease Department

Specialized in post-event smallpox

Aug 2002 -Aug 2003
Doctors Medical Center – San Pablo Emergency Room Physician Look after cases in the emergency room and trauma center. Aug 2000- Nov 2006
Current Health Physician Practiced Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Women’s Health, Urgent Care and Pediatrics Jan 2006- Sep 2014

Skylar’s TV Appearance

As per IMDb, she appeared in one episode of the TV series Howard Stern in 1996. Further, she has also been part of Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.

Was Lars Ulrich’s Wife For 7 Years

On January 26, 1997, Skylar got married to her now ex-husband Lars Ulrich in an intimate wedding ceremony. Initially, like any newlywed couple, they had a great marriage. They also made several media appearances as a husband and wife.

Skylar and her ex-husband Lars
Skylar and her ex-husband Lars are in a different frame

The duo had first met each other in a bar and shortly after, they started dating each other. And, the two tied the knot in the late 90s which lasted for 7 years and eventually, they decided to split.

Since March 2004, they started living separately and quietly went through divorce procedures. Their divorce was finalized in the year 2006.

Though Skylar and her then-husband Ulrich ended their relationship as husband and wife, they remained a friend for the sake of their children. Regarding this, the co-founder of the metal band Metallica once stated,

We see each other all the time. We share the kids. It’s all good. As far as those things go, it’s about as good as it gets and as civilized as it gets.”

After their divorce, they shared the custody of their children.

Did Skylar Re-Marry After Her Divorce With Lars?

Even though she separated from Lars, she still uses his surname ‘Ulrich’ after her name. If that is considered, assumptions can be made that she hasn’t been re-married so far.

But, after their split, her famous ex-hubby Lars dated Danish actress Connie Nielsen from 2004-2012 and welcomed one child together. In 2015, the drummer tied the knot with his third wife Jessica Miller. Matter of fact, Skylar was his second wife and before her, he was married to a British woman Debbie Jones.

Satenstein’s Dated Matt Damon Who Wrote Skylar In God Will Hunting

As per sources, Skylar was once in a relationship with Matt for about one year from 1988 to 1989. The former duo first met while studying at Harvard University and then began seeing each other. But within a short period of time, they called it quit.

After their break-up, Matt wrote Skylar in the 1997 psychological drama film God Will Hunting. In the movie, the female character Skyler portrayed by an American actress Minnie Driver was based on Physician Satenstein. The movie was so successful that Matt became a movie star overnight.

Skylar Is A Proud Mother Of Two

From her marriage with Lars, Skylar has two sons named Myles Ulrich, 28, and Layne Ulrich, 22. Both her sons stepped in the footsteps of their father Lars. They together have formed a band named Taipei Houston in which Layne is a bassist/vocalist and Myles is a drummer.

Skylar's children with their father
Skylar’s kids with their dad Lars

Further, their social media handles are full of pictures of their professional life. The Ulrich brothers and bandmates are active on Instagram too.

Skylar’s Net Worth and Her Current Whereabouts

She is reported to have a net worth of $2 million. She must have earned the amount from her career as a physician. And her salary as a surgeon is more than $136,358. Meanwhile, her famous ex-spouse Lars Ulrich owns a massive fortune of $350 million.

As of now, Skylar resides in Corte Madera, California.

Social Media Handles

The ex-celebrity spouse Satenstein is active on Instagram with 742 followers. Further, she is also on Facebook with 271 followers. Her social media handles mostly include her professional life.

Satenstein mostly shares her work on her social and very rarely, she has posted her personal life moments.