Talinda Bennington

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Talinda Bennington is a former model who has featured in Playboy magazine from 2000-2002. Talinda Bennington is notably known as the wife of the late lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington. Prior to modeling, she served as a waitress, trainer, teacher, and vet.

Family and Personal Life

Talinda Bennington was born on 18 September 1976 in Pheonix, Arizona. She completed her high school from the hometown and later joined the gymnasium. At a very young age, she started to work due to a weak economic condition.

Talinda and Chester met through a mutual friend, musician Ryan Shuck. She had been a friend of Ryan’s for few years while Ryan is really close to Chester. They have been best friends for a long time and also play together in the band Dead By Sunrise. 

Eventually, they got married on December 31, 2005, after dating couple of months. Ryan Shuck served as the best man in their wedding. Their first son, Tyler Lee was born on March 16, 2006. Chester has three children from his previous relationship with Samantha Marie Olit and Ekla Bond. In 2011, the couple was blessed with two twin daughter named Lila and Lily Bennington.

Her husband, Chester Bennington was found dead on 20 July 2017 in his residence Palos Estates in Los Angeles County at the age of 41. According to Los Angeles law enforcement, he committed suicide by hanging himself. There is a rumor that he killed himself because of acute depression which was seen in him during his divorce with his first wife Samantha Marie Olit in 2005.


Lifestyle and Measurements

Talinda has got beautiful physique and glamorous face with the hourglass shaped body. She looks appealing with the body measurements of 34-28-34 inches followed by the height of 5 feet and 7 inches. Her weight is 55 kg and mesmerizes everyone with her dark brown eyes and black hair.

Talinda is a huge pet lover and has many animals that she takes care of which includes four dogs, several Salt Water Fishes, and three horses. She is also a health enthusiast and claims to use Boot Camp workout as a fitness regime.Talinda is tattoo fanatics.

Like her husband, she has inked her skin with several tattoos that were done in the popular tattoo house, Club Tattoo. Her half sleeve tattoo is the most significant among all other tattoos as it contains birthdays of her family. The Bennington family is one of the most popular artist’s families in America. 

She is intensely admired by the fan of Linkin Park. Dead By Sunrise is one of her most favorite bands. Her best song by the band, Give Me Your Name was a dedicated to her from Chester on her wedding day. She is also a huge fan of MGMT, Silversun Pickups, and Depeche Mode. She is a regular viewer of the reality series, The Real Housewives of New York.



Professional Career

Professionally, Talinda has worked as a model for a short period of time. As a model, she appeared in the College Girls section of the Playboy magazine in the Spring Issues of 2000 and 2002.

Prior to her Playboy appearances, she attended college and graduated in 2000 as a Veterinary Medicine major. After she married Chester, she busied herself with raising her children. She made a few media appearances with her singer husband over the years and is frequently photographed by the paparazzi while strolling out with her family.

When she was younger. She has worked as waitress, trainer, teacher, vet etc. She appeared in the video for Chester’s associate band Julien K in 2008. She was featured in the song Kick the Bass. In 2009, she was featured in the Dead by Sunrise music video for Let Down along with Chester.


Net Worth and Salary 2017

Talinda’s net worth hasn’t been revealed yet. However, her beloved husband Chester, who is no more had the net worth of $30 million. He was a professional musician, lyricist, actor best known as a lead singer and songwriter of the renowned rock-band Linkin Park.