Dita Von Teese knew Marilyn Manson was having an “inappropriate relationship” with another woman while they were married, she says in a new interview.
Referring to comments her soon-to-be ex-husband made recently to Rolling Stone, Von Teese, 34, tells Britain’s Sunday Telegraph: “I get the impression he thinks I was unsupportive. But the truth is I wasn’t supportive of his lifestyle, and someone else came along who was.”
Neither she nor Manson, in the Rolling Stone interview, refers to that someone else by name, but Manson is currently dating 19-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood, who stars in his upcoming horror film Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll.
Von Teese filed for divorce in December, a year after she and Manson, 38, wed in Ireland. “Everything went downhill after we got married,” she tells the Telegraph. “I started working a lot to escape my home life.”
Manson, she says, had a party lifestyle she couldn’t live with. “It was difficult, because I was trying to get him help for his problems, and eventually I realized that he didn’t want help. I wasn’t supportive about his partying or his relationship with another girl and as much as I loved him I wasn’t going to be part of that.”
She issued an ultimatum, but, she says, “It didn’t work. Instead it made me the enemy.” So she moved out on Christmas Eve, almost empty-handed. “I left with nothing. I knew that there was an inappropriate relationship going on in [the home], and I didn’t want any part of it around to remind me. I didn’t want that sofa. I didn’t want that bed.”
Recently, Von Teese has let her friends set her up on blind dates. “I figure I have a better chance being introduced to somebody through a friend than I do meeting someone in a bar or on the Internet,” she says.
And while she “isn’t ready for another relationship yet,” she’s not without hope. “I know I’ll fall in love again,” she says. “And I know that I loved [Manson] enough to try and help.”