Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington tied with knot with ex-wife Samantha Bennington back in 1996, when the band was just getting its start.

The happy couple had a son together in 2002, and remained married for nine years. They ultimately split in 2005, shortly before he married his third wife.

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Chester married former Playboy model Talinda Bennington in 2006.

The two went on to have three children together, and remained married until the time of his tragic passing in July. But it wasn’t long before the grieving wife became the target of harassment.

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According to earlier reports, a “vile stranger” hacked Talinda’s Twitter account just hours after her husband’s devastating suicide, and posted a number of shocking comments.

The hacker posted tweets claiming that Talinda “never loved” Chester, and wrote that she was “cheating” on him with bandmates.

The tweets were quickly taken down, but now it seems that Chester’s ex-wife, Samantha, has some harsh words for the grieving wife as well.


According to Rolling Stone, Samantha slammed Talinda, who she only referred to as “T,” in a heated Facebook post this week.

Samantha said that she was “disgusted” by Chester’s recent funeral, which she claimed only paid tribute to the singer’s life with Talinda. The ex-wife wrote:

My son & I have not had an opportunity to speak not even at his funeral (that only represented his life that he was married to his new wife) no photos but one of him anywhere… Dra was never treated equally by T & never wanted to go there because of that.

Samantha went on to say that Talinda didn’t honor son Draven’s “one wish” to remember his father with his siblings, and claimed that Talinda didn’t invite her or her family to the funeral’s “after bowling celebration.”

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The furious ex-wife referred to the funeral programs as looking like “cheap happy hour menus” and slammed Talinda for not including certain members of the family. She wrote:

Their were many friends & family that should have been there but when you turn a funeral into reducing someone’s life into only 12 years that’s what you get!

In the scathing Facebook post, she wrote that the “truth on every level would come out” and questioned Talinda’s real motives:

I hope you like capitalizing on his death .. karma is real. I send you back all your energy to you a thousand time folds! Look in the mirror, I hope you like what you see. Business is business but I see Zero Love..

Talinda has not publicly responded to the vicious comments. Instead, she has been taking time to remember her loving husband with fans.

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