|Name||Talinda Ann Bennington|
|Birthday||Sept. 18, 1976|
|Age||43 years old|
|Children||Tyler Lee Bennington, Lila Bennington, Lily Bennington|
Linkin Park is one of the most recognized rock bands in the world. Not only are they popular because of their distinctive music, but they’ve also got uniquely interesting personalities. One of which is their lead vocalist, Chester Bennington.
Unfortunately, he passed too soon and the world was left with one less of an idol. Nonetheless, almost everything is known about him, from his songs, career, and net worth.
But about his family, especially his children? Not so much. In fact, the world doesn’t know much about his wife.
Well, if you want to know more about her, then you’ve just found the right place.
Talinda Ann Bennington is the second wife of Chester Bennington. She’s the woman behind his success, with many considering her to be Chester’s biggest motivation.
Talinda has previously worked as a model for the adult magazine, Playboy. She’s also a strong supporter of his husband, Chester. In fact, she’s been with his side since they were together. The couple got married in 2006, and as a result, now has three children.
Early Life and Education
Talinda Ann Bennington was born on September 18, 1976, as Talinda Ann Bentely. She is an American citizen having been born in the U.S. She’s best known for her traits of being a capable, modest, smart, and determined woman.
Many consider her personality to be friendly, happy-go-lucky, and generous, mainly because of how her family raised her. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Unfortunately, little is known about her private life.
Even the names of her parents are unknown. Nonetheless, it is widely known that she had a rough start to her life as her family wasn’t that rich. Talinda even supported herself as soon as she graduated college from the Los Angeles Music Academy in 1995.
It was a hard life for her as she worked on a number of odd jobs such as working as a waitress for a burger fast food chain. She even wandered into animal training and even worked once as an elementary teacher.
As much as she wanted to accept that it was her fate to lead a simple life, she still wasn’t satisfied. Instead, she ventured into modeling. Soon after, she realized that it was indeed her calling.
And so, she pursued it and it eventually bore fruit. She ventured into modeling at the turn of the new millennium. This proved successful as she saved a considerable amount of money from her chosen career.
Her biggest break was when she was chosen as a model for Playboy magazine. It was where she appeared in the magazine’s college girls section. As to contrary belief, Talinda already made a name for herself even before she became the wife of Linkin Park vocalist, Chester Bennington.
Net Worth of Talinda Bennington
There is still no official report as to how much the net worth of Talinda Ann Bennington is. But based on the looks of it, and according to a few notable online sources, Talinda receives an average salary of around $30,000.
This is not that much. However, it’s worth noting that being the wife of a superstar rock icon whose net worth soars at a whopping $30 million, it’s safe to say that Talinda is indeed one rich woman.
Take for example their mansion which is currently available for rent for a staggering $8,800 monthly. If you’ll rent it for one year, then you’d pay around $100,000. The actual cost of the mansion is said to be around $2 million but is expected to be higher than that.
Chester Bennington also has a luxury car collection which is said to be valued in millions of dollars. He owns a Chrysler 300C valued at $35,000 and a Mercedes Amg GT which has a worth of $165,000.
These are his favorite cars. However, he also has two other luxury cars. These are the Mercedes Amg G class and a Honda Civic custom, costing $145,000 and $25,000, respectively.
Married Life with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington
Talinda Ann Bennington is the widow of the late rock icon, Chester Bennington. The couple first met in 2004 with the help of musician Ryan Shuck, who also happens to be their mutual friend. The two dated for around two years, until finally marrying in 2006.
Even though Chester was a superstar, the couple decided to have a private wedding ceremony to maintain the solemnity of the event. The wedding was attended by a few family and close friends.
It’s worth noting that the two married each other after Chester’s divorce with his Samantha Marie Olite, his first wife, was finalized. This happened in 2005. Chester and Talinda are blessed with three children.
Their first born is Tyler Lee Bennington who was born in 2006, and their twin daughters Lily and Lila Bennington were born in 2011. The couple had a happy marriage. They even shared a strong bond with each other as the two are always seen together and in support of each other’s individual ventures.
The only notable issue they’ve been through was in 2006 when the couple became a victim of cyberstalking. It was an alarming issue as they received numerous spam phone calls and emails from an unknown source.
Death of Talinda’s Husband, Chester Bennington
Years passed and things seemed to go smoothly for the family. Unfortunately, a tragedy happened. Chester Bennington took his own life by means of hanging. He was found dead by their housekeeper in his California mansion on July 20, 2017.
Things took a toll on him even if Talinda did her best to mend Chester’s troubled past. She even knew that he struggled with depression, but still, the unthinkable happened and he still took his life. It was a very tragic ending to what was supposedly a happy family.
Many believe that it was the pressure of being a superstar that had the biggest effect on his life and their relationship. This is a well-known fact because nothing can be kept private especially if you’re always the subject of the public spotlight.
In fact, Chester was still very active with his band. He was still even performing live shows around the world for his band’s tour. There was still even another schedule for him to take part in just a week before his untimely death.
Age and Body Stats of Talinda Ann Bennington
Talinda Ann Bennington is currently 43-years-old and is standing height of 5 feet and 7 inches. She is indeed a tall woman. However, she manages to maintain a body weight of 55 kilograms which is still very fit.
Hopefully, she managed to cope up with his husband’s loss and continue in life together with their children.