She also wants to earn a share in Chester merchandise revenue and other royalty income on her music. Samantha is a former Chester Bennington wife, Chester Bennington married Samantha in 1996 but their household ran aground on the streets, Chester and Samamtha divorced in 2005.
After Chester's divorce with Samantha Chester married Talinda Bennington shortly after her divorce from Samantha, and had three children with her. ;It was revealed in October that Chester had left all his possessions to Talinda and his six children. ;Singer LINKIN PARK, who tragically committed suicide in July, left her retirement account to Talinda Bennington and split the remaining assets among her six children through Chester And Talinda Bennington Family Trust. The trust was created in 2007 and amended in 2009, in accordance with documents obtained by TMZ. ;;;;TMZ previously reported that Chester asked his sons to visit each other after his death, even dedicating funds for their use for travel.
;Chester committed suicide on July 20 at the age of 41. He was buried in a private service nine days later. ;Samantha reportedly made a public post on Facebook in August, claiming that she and Draven were not allowed to speak at Chester's funeral, that the service itself was similar to a radio festival and that there had been a "lack of respect and honesty" on the part of Talinda. Samantha also claimed that Chester's parents did not attend the funeral and were not mentioned in the program, which she thought looked like a "cheap happy-hour menu".;