Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has denied having an affair with his second wife Talinda Bentley, while he was still married to first wife Samantha. The singer married Bentley in December 2005 - just seven months after divorcing Samantha, his wife of nine years and mother of his five-year-old son Draven.

He admits he and Bentley met while he was still married - but insists he waited until he was single before pursuing a relationship.

Bennington says, "It sounds shady, but I wasn't having an affair. I literally met Talinda at a party, thought: 'Oh my God, I could actually be happy,' and went home and separated from my wife."

He adds, "I'm not going to say the entire experience (divorce) was horrible but it was pretty bad. We just brought out the worst in each other - like throwing water in grease."

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