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Widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington is engaged

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20:  Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and wife Talinda Ann Bentley arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Musician Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and wife Talinda Ann Bentley arrive at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Talinda Bennington, the widow of late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, has formally announced that she is now engaged and will be getting married to a man named Michael F., who is reportedly a Los Angeles firefighter.

Talinda wrote on Twitter, “I am overjoyed to announce my engagement to my angel on earth, Michael F. I am here to tell you that you can find love after tragedy. That a death of a soulmate does not mean the death of you. My family, friends, and my Linkin Park brothers welcome him to the family with open arms.”

Talinda added, “I will continue to honor Chester and continue my life’s mission to make his passing not in vein [sic]. To all Suicide Loss Survivors, you CAN be happy again. You CAN have space in your heart for grief, joy, happiness, sadness, and love. Thank you for ALL of your continued love and support.”

Since Chester took his own life on July 20th, 2017 at the age of 41, Talinda has honored her late husband’s life. She co-founded 320 Changes Direction which strives to promote mental well being and increase awareness and prevention of suicide.

Talinda and Chester married in 2006 and had three kids together — 13-year-old Tyler Lee and eight-year-old twins Lily and Lila. According to TMZ, Chester’s family members are supportive of Talinda’s new relationship and her children are said to be happy as well.

Story source: TMZ

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