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Two years after Chester Bennington’s death, his widow, Talinda Bennington, is engaged.
Talinda announced the news on her social media account. “I am overjoyed to announce my engagement to my angel on earth, Michael F,” she posted on Friday night. “I am here to tell you that you can find love after tragedy.”
The Linkin Park frontman and Talinda married in 2005. Bennington took his own life in 2017 after struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. He was 41 years old
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Your heart expands with love. It doesn’t shrink or push out those that have already taken root. I will always love my husband, Chester. And I will keep honoring him by living MY life. A life of love and happiness. Because that’s what he would want for me. xo T ** I absolutely did NOT get engaged in Nov of 2017!!! Please stop listening to someone who no longer knows me or MY family and is desperately trying to stay relevant.
“The death of a soulmate does not mean the death of you,” the 42-year-old added. “My family, friends, and Linkin Park brothers welcome him to the family with open arms. I will continue to honor Chester and continue my life’s mission to make his passing not in vein,” she wrote.
“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 ALL for your continued love and support.”
Reports state that he is a firefighter in Los Angeles.
Bennington and Talinda have three children together: son Tyler, 13, and twin daughters Lilly and Lila, 8. He also had three children from previous relationships: Jaime, 23, Isaiah, 21, and Draven, 17.