Maiden name: Talinda Bentley
Birth date: 9/18/76
Graduated from college in 2000.
Modeled for two Playboy's College Girls issue. Spring 2000 & Spring 2002
Half Mexican and English.
Met Chester when Ryan Shuck introduced them. Talinda had known Ryan for a while and Ryan of course is Chester's best friend. Married Chester December 31, 2005. Ryan was Chester's best man.
Had a son with Chester named Tyler Lee, on March 16, 2006.
Stepmother to Chester's sons Jaime, Isaiah and Draven.
Has 4 dogs, 3 horses and a tank full of Salt Water fish. She's a big animal lover.
Godmother to Chris and Vicky Cornell's two children (Chester is also Godfather to them).
Says that Chester dresses her and she has no fashion sense.
Majored in Veterinary Medicine.
Uses a Boot Camp Workout to stay fit.
Has 6 tattoos: a half sleeve that is symbolic of her family, Tyler's name as an ambigram on her wrist, 2 on her ankles, 1 on the back of her neck, and 1 on her hip. She said she thinks she is done getting tattoos.
Chester designed her sleeve tattoo and Melissa from Club Tattoo did the work. Talinda's quote about the meaning of her sleeve tattoo: "It has family members bdays inside little hearts that r holding keys to my heart. the flowers are my late grandmas fav kind."
Favorite bands: Silversun Pickups, MGMT, Depeche Mode and Dead by Sunrise
Favorite foods: Cheeseburgers and Salsa (but not together)
Jobs: waitress, bartender, vet tech, animal trainer, make-up artist, teacher. She started working at 14 at a burger place. She taught 6-8th grade science.
She would have called Tyler, Ryanne (Ryan) if he'd been a girl.
Loves the show The Real Housewives of New York.
Thinks "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is the best movie since "Forest Gump".
Her niece Alyssa is like a daughter to her.
Likes to be called Talinda not Tal or Tali.
Favorite song by Dead By Sunrise is "Give Me Your Name" which Chester wrote for their wedding and they danced their first dance to it.
Talinda had appearances in Julien-K's "Kick the Bass" music video and Dead By Sunrise's "Let Down" video.
She has Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. Read more info here...
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Link: Talinda's twitter