Talinda Ann Bennington is a former model and social media personality who came into the limelight after she appeared on Playboy’s College Girls section in the 2000s. She is probably known as the wife of the late musician Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the band Linkin Park. She is the co-founding member of 320 Changes Direction, an initiative that helps people recover from mental illness.
Talinda Ann Bennington Biography
Talinda Ann Bentley was born on the 18th of September 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. She is currently 45 years old.
|Birth Name||Talinda Ann Bentley|
|Date of Birth||September 18, 1976|
|Place of Birth||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|Age||45 years old|
|Profession||Former Model, Mental Health Advocate|
Family and Education
Talking about her personal life, she hasn’t revealed much about her family or her childhood to the media. According to sources, Talinda’s early life isn’t that easy due to financial struggles.
She began working when she was 14 years old and did a number of odd jobs to provide herself and her family, ranging from being a waitress at a burger joint to a school teacher.
Talinda Ann Bennington graduated from Los Angeles Music Academy in 1995.
Talinda Ann Bentley Husband
Talinda is introduced to her husband Chester Bennington through a mutual friend musician Ryan Shuck in early 2004. They began dating in December 2004. Chester was already married to his first wife Samantha Marie Olit and they eventually divorced in 2005.
Following the divorce, Talinda and Chester married in 2005. She has three children with her husband Chester. They welcomed their first child, Tyler Lee on March 16, 2006. The couple also has twins, Lila and Lilly, born in 2011.
Furthermore, Talinda is also stepmother to Chester’s three children from previous relationships; son Jaime from his ex-girlfriend Elka Brand, adopted son Isaiah and son Draven from his previous marriage to Samantha.
Her husband, Chester, killed himself by hanging at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California on July 20, 2017. She is survived by six children.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 7 inches|
Centimeters – 170 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 52 kg|
Pounds – 114 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
After graduating from Los Angles Music Academy, she began her career as a model, working with various agencies. She found success when she landed on the Playboy magazine in 2000. She was featured in the College Girls section of Playboy magazine, which pushed her modeling career. She appeared on the spring editions of Playboy magazine for the next two years.
Talinda Net Worth
As of 2023, Talinda Ann Bennington has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
She has earned quite a significant fan following on different social media platforms, thanks to the fame that she achieved through modeling. She has over 175,000 followers on Instagram and more than 220,000 followers on Twitter.
Talinda Ann Bentley Facts
During her teens, Talinda indulged herself in various menial jobs to support herself. She worked as a waitress, an animal trainer, and also a teacher. She taught science to 6th to 8th-grade pupils.
Talinda has four dogs, three horses, and a tank full of fish.
Her favorite musicians are Silversun Pickups, MGMT, Depeche Mode, and Dead By Sunrise.
Her favorite television show is The Real Housewives of New York.
She has got many tattoos, including an inscription on her arm that reads the birthdays of all members of her family. It was designed by her late husband Chester.
Talinda was a victim of cyberstalking. A guy named Devon Townsend hacked their email accounts, accessed their personal information and threatened them on social media. He was found guilty before a Judge and was sentenced to two years in prison.
She helped Chester to overcome his depression at the time of the divorce with his first wife. Chester wrote a song called”Give me your name girl” and dedicated it to her.