Actress EVAN RACHEL WOOD has defended her past romance with MARILYN MANSON, which began when she was just 19 and he was 36, insisting she was truly in love with the goth rocker and the relationship wasn’t just for show. The actress then found love with Fantastic Four star Jamie Bell and the couple wed in October, 2012, and welcomed a baby boy the following July . The Across The Universe star and her ex were subjected to media scrutiny after hooking up in 2006 due to their age difference and the rocker’s outrageous persona, but Wood states the romance was for real and she still looks back on her time with Manson with great fondness.
- Wood and Manson became engaged in 2010 and split later that year.
- The couple separated in May, 2014, but Wood admits her ex is still a big part of her life: “Jamie’s lovely.
- Manson had recently separated from his wife, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, when he and Wood got together in 2006. “People were cruel,” the Mildred Pierce star shared.