Marilyn Manson’s ex-wife Dita Von Teese reveals that infidelity and substance abuse have been behind their divorce
Dita Von Teese talks about the abuse allegations against her ex-husband Marilyn Manson. The burlesque performer shared a statement on her Instagram on Feb.3, saying, “The details published do not match my personal experience.”
Manson’s ex-girlfriend, actor Evan Rachel Wood, accused the controversial rock star of abuse in a Feb.1 Instagram post, calling him “dangerous” and saying she was “brainwashed and manipulated into submission” over the course of their relationship been. Manson has denied the allegations.
Dita Von Teese talks about her relationship with Marilyn Manson
Dita Von Teese | Jemal Countess / Getty Images)
Von Teese and Manson (real name Brian Warner) were in a relationship for seven years. The couple married in December 2005, but Von Teese left him just a year later.
On her social media post, Von Teese said that Manson did not abuse her when they were together.
“I’ve processed the news that came out Monday about Marilyn Manson,” she wrote. “To those who have expressed concern about my well-being, I appreciate your kindness. Please note that the details published do not match my personal experience during our seven pairings together. If they had him, I would not have married him in December 2005. ”
Von Teese continued: “Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship.”
“I urge those of you who have suffered abuse to take steps toward healing and the strength to fully realize yourself,” she added. “This is my only statement on the matter.”
Dita Von Teese explains why she and Marilyn Manson got divorced
Marilyn Manson and Dita von Teese | Michel Dufour / WireImage
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In her statement, Von Teese clarified the circumstances of her divorce from the controversial rock star.
“I left … because of infidelity and substance abuse,” she wrote.
In a 2007 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Von Teese spoke about why their marriage had failed, suggesting that cheating could have been the culprit.
“We were completely monogamous,” she said. “[W]We really believed in commitment and tradition and our vows. But sometimes people change their ideas, I suppose … ”
Von Teese said Manson was “the man of my dreams” but that things turned sour “overnight”.
“Let’s just say that it must have been a pretty bad thing for me to move out of the house together after six years and pack my things up on Christmas Eve,” she said.
Known for her vintage glamor style, the actress said she found herself in a situation many other women have encountered where you “have to decide whether to respect yourself and say,“ I won’t accept that. That is not in order.'”
Shortly after Von Teese and Manson split, he and Wood went public as a couple. When asked whether her husband’s relationship with the future Westworld star – who was 19 years old at the time – was behind the breakup, she replied: “No comment.”
Marilyn Manson spoke about his split from Von Teese in 2007
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood | Eric Charbonneau / WireImage for Disney Pictures
In a candid interview with Spin in 2007, Manson spoke about his breakup with Von Teese, saying the time they spent separated due to their careers put a heavy strain on the relationship. He also said she was no longer willing to tolerate certain aspects of his behavior after they got married.
“[P]People would say that drugs and alcohol ruined my marriage, ”he said. “But buyers watch out. She said she tolerated the lifestyle because she hoped I would change and threatened to leave if I didn’t. I slept on the couch in my own house. I shouldn’t be a rock star anymore. I was someone to apologize for. I wasn’t ready to be alone. “
How to get help: In the United States, call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).