Chester Bennington was well known in the entertainment industry and often did acting gigs too. The singer passed away in 2017 when he hanged himself and left no suicide letter behind. Talinda Ann Bentley was his wife. She came into his life when he was going through a rough depressed phase after his divorce. Chester expressed time and time again that Talinda was the light during his dark times.
Tainda Ann Bentley is more than just the wife of the famous Chester Bennington though. She is not as well recognized as her husband although she has modeled in Playboy for around two years as well as took part in several important modelling projects.
After her husband’s death she launched an awareness campaign about mental health on his 42nd birthday with the name of ‘320 Change Direction’. She felt responsible for not noticing his declining mental health and decided to do everything in her power to make amends
|Full Name: Talinda Ann Bentley also known as Talinda Bennington.|
|Date of Birth: 18th September, 1976.|
|Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona.|
|Birth Stone: Sapphire.|
|Partner(s): Chester Bennington.|
|Profession: Model, teacher, bartender, animal trainer.|
Who is Talinda Ann Bentley?
- Who is Talinda Ann Bentley?
- Height, Weight and Body:
- Her Modelling Career:
- A fortunate encounter:
- A Whirlwind Romance:
- Before Meeting His Wife Talinda:
- A Happy Marriage:
- Chester’s Fight against Depression:
- Life after Chester:
- Honoring His Death:
- Popular on social media:
- A Simple Woman at Heart:
- Interest in Tattoo Art:
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Talinda didn’t come from a wealthy family. Her family struggled in their financial situation and she started working at the age of 14 to support them. She has worked as a waitress, an animal trainer and a teacher in her teens. She also worked as a bartender to make ends meet. She has not disclosed much about her childhood or family and has mostly kept her struggles to herself.
For Talinda, working was not just for the sake of earning some extra money, her family really needed the money she earned. She completed her school on her own earnings and later enrolled in a music academy of Los Angeles and graduated from there in 1995.
Talinda is the perfect example of a self-made woman. She has been on her own since her school days and paid her own fees as well as college tuitions. Later in life, she has continued to support herself without anyone’s help.
Height, Weight and Body:
Talinda weighs around 55 kilograms and is 5 foot 7 inches tall. Her waist and hips measure up to 28 inches and 34 inches, respectively. She has dark brown eyes and black hair. Her gorgeous features and attractive height made her best suited for her modelling profession.
Her Modelling Career:
Talinda started modelling in early 2000s. She didn’t get overnight fame and was only offered small projects until her big break. Talinda was seen in the College Girls edition of the Playboy music and was praised by many. From then on, she was seen frequently in the later spring editions of Playboy for the next two years.
A fortunate encounter:
Talinda started dating her husband Chester Bennington in the December of 2004 when she was at the peak of her career. She met him through a mutual friend, Ryan Shuck. They both described their first encounter as instant love where they both saw the potential of a budding romance.
A Whirlwind Romance:
Talinda and Chester’s relationship was a passionate affair. Talinda moved in with Chester just after few months of dating and they got married in just one year.
Happy birthday!You made the world brighter from the moment you were https://t.co/SM7kcIhBn1 gave me the world w/your love &children.For that,I can never repay you.I pray you are dancing in Heaven.The kids &I are privately celebrating you today by doing your fav family activities pic.twitter.com/cQ7EmD9CAR
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) March 20, 2019
Before Meeting His Wife Talinda:
Chester was part of a successful band Linkin Park and he occasionally did acting gigs too. Chester’s love life was in shambles when he met Talinda. He recently got out of a failed marriage with heavy emotional baggage. It came as a surprise to their close friends when he and Talinda instantly hit it off.
At that point, Chester had had many failed relationships. Two relationships are mentioned more often because of his kids. On May 12, 1996, Chester became the father of his first child as a result of a failed relationship with girlfriend Elka Brandon. Due to some undisclosed circumstances, Chester also adopted Elka’s elder son, Isaiah.
He also has a son named Daven Sebastian with his ex-wife, Samantha Marie. In addition to these three kids, Chester had one son Tyler, born on 6th March 2006 and two twin daughters, Lila and Lily born in 2011.
A Happy Marriage:
Chester and Talinda enjoyed more than 10 years of marriage with their five kids. Chester was especially close to his kids and valued his family above all. Chester repeatedly called his wife his life support during his dark times.
Talinda is very fond of animals and has worked as an animal trainer during her youth. Her family owns four dogs and three houses as well as an aquarium filled with sea fish.
Chester’s Fight against Depression:
Chester’s mental health was never in a good condition. He suffered from depression even before he met Talinda. After meeting Talinda, things finally started to look up. Chester nicknamed Talinda his light and dedicated a song, “Give Me Your Name” to Talinda.
From an outsider’s prospective, he recovered from depression after getting married to Talinda but everything is not what it seems. Almost 12 years into his marriage, Chester hanged himself and took his own life. Police found no suicide note but a handwritten biography only. His suicide came off as massive shock to his fans.
Life after Chester:
Talinda took custody of all of Chester’s children from his past relationships and continued with her life as a single mother. Talinda once asked her followers and fans to give her ideas on how to complete their annual family photography event without Chester. Many fans as well as non-fans responded to her tweet and told her to either wear something of his or to hold his picture while taking the photo but some told her that not including him in the picture is fine as he will be living through his children.
Honoring His Death:
On his 42nd birthday, Talinda launched a mental health awareness campaign 320 Change Direction to honor her late husband and spread awareness. She asked people to post pictures of her hand which will symbolize five signs of emotional well-being. She further encouraged her followers to write “I AM THE CHANGE” on her hand to symbolize that the change begins from our own selves.
What should be the lowest points of her life became her empowered moment. She didn’t spiral out of control because of her husband’s death. She took care of her kids as well as started spreading some much-needed awareness about issues related to mental health.
Talinda has more than 219K followers on Twitter and is very popular among her followers. She launched her campaign through her Twitter account too. She frequently shares her life struggles with her followers and asks them for advice.
A Simple Woman at Heart:
Though models have an image of being stuck-up and snobby but Talinda Bentley breaks all stereotypes pertaining to models. She is a woman who enjoys eating cheeseburgers and salsa while binge watching ‘The Real Housewives of New York’ instead of dieting to fulfill society’s expectations. She works out to burn her calories instead of starving herself.
Interest in Tattoo Art:
Talinda was interested in art of all kinds, namely tattoos. She has a meaningful tattoo to represent her family that runs along the length of her arm. The tattoo shows birthdates of her family members in small hearts. Chester also had many visible tattoos all over his body.
Talinda is a woman of steel will and strong stance. She picked herself up after her husband’s death and took care of not only her children but also Chester’s children. She started spreading awareness about mental health as she herself was an eyewitness to the devastating effects it has on an individual’s life.