“I will continue to honor Chester,” wrote Talinda in the announcement on social media
The wife of late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, has just announced her engagement with Michael F. via a sweet post on social media. Talinda promises to keep on honoring her late husband Chester and reminds those who lost their dear ones that they “can find love after tragedy”.
Two years have passed since Chester’s death by suicide, and the guys from the Linkin Park have made friends with Talinda’s new partner. According to Talinda’s post, they “welcome him to the family with open arms”.
Read Talinda’s full announcement below.
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. I will continue to honor Chester and continue my life’s mission to make his passing not in vein.
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.
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 6, 2019
Linkin Park’s vocalist Mike Shinoda, commented on Talinda’s post with his well-wishes:
“I’ve already congratulated you both in person, but congrats again, ha!” he wrote. “All our love and support!”
The widow of late Linkin Park singer is now a mental health activist, who has just join the World Health Organization to do her best in helping to raise mental health awareness, reports Alternative Press.
Talinda and Chester married in 2006 and had three kids together: Tyler Lee and twins Lily and Lila. The music world was shaken to its core by the tragic news in July 2017 that Chester took his own life.
The support of the media is meaningful . Thank you for helping to spread the positivity and happiness my family and I have found. https://t.co/VWQcMPuvSn
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 7, 2019