Evan Rachel Wood Will 'Always Love and Respect' Marilyn Manson

November 11, 2008 07:37:58 GMT

"I'm always going to love him and respect him," so Evan Rachel Wood says about her ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson.

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Though she no longer dates Marilyn Manson, Evan Rachel Wood admits she will "always love and respect" the goth rocker. The 21-year-old actress told US Weekly at Hollywood Life's Behind the Camera Awards at The Highlands on Sunday, November 9 in Hollywood that she perceives her split from Marilyn not as "a bad thing", reasoning, "It's life - it happens."

On the mounting rumors claiming she dumped Marilyn after he kicked her brother, Ira, out of his guest house, Evan commented, "it's not the nasty thing everybody thinks it is." She went on insisting that she and Marilyn "got incredible things going on right now" adding, "I'm doing fine, you know, as best as can be expected."

Speaking about reports that she is romancing her "The Wrestler" co-star Mickey Rourke, Evan explained, "Everybody thinks we're dating, and we're not. Spread the word - I'm not dating Mickey Rourke!". She continued, "You know, we developed a close friendship. He's a great guy, a talented guy. He's been through it all, and [we had] such intense shoots, I think, because we played father and daughter [in The Wrestler]. I think he's just kind of trying to take me under his wing."

Evan began dating Marilyn in December 2006 while he was waiting for his divorce to burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese to be finalized. They broke up last month.


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posted by amy on Jan 18, 2009
marilyn manson let dita von teese out of his life. then evan rachel wood.. then he has a new girlfriend again im dissapointed in him
posted by miss kozlodoy on Nov 17, 2008
I love Marilyn Manson and i want for you happy.
posted by heart shaped glasses on Nov 12, 2008
hell no........LOL haha

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