Evan Rachel Wood opens up about her controversial relationship with ex Marilyn Manson and recalls needing “danger” in her life

Westwood actress and Once and Again alum, Evan Rachel Wood opens up about her ex Marilyn Manson in a new interview and her honesty about the controversial relationship is totally refreshing.

Wood has always had an impressive acting career and has been in the spotlight since she was a young girl, but now she’s opening up about her intense relationship with Manson — which lasted four years, on and off, from 2007 and 2011 — and we’re all ears.

The 29-year-old actress met Manson in 2006 at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont when she was only 18 years old.

"I met somebody that promised freedom and expression and no judgments," Wood told Rolling Stone about her first encounter with Manson.

Wood was later in Manson’s 2007 music video for “Heart-Shaped Glasses,” which was very racy, and controversial as was her romance with Manson, who was 18 years older than her.

"And I was craving danger and excitement," the True Blood alum told the publication.

"I looked at my mother one day and said, 'Mom, I'm gonna get on this tour bus for eight months and see the world and have a crazy journey and find myself, and if people aren't OK with that, I'm sorry, but I can't live my life for other people,'" she further explained.

Despite her confidence in her choice to pursue the relationship — which resulted in an engagement in 2010 — Wood revealed she did receive a lot of negative attention for dating Manson. Those rude comments and backlash however, just helped her become stronger as an individual.


"Most teenagers are searching for identity, and I was thrown into a situation where I was supposed to have that already figured out," she said. "Then you're demonized for figuring it out and getting messy. People would call me a whore when I walked down the street, and you can't not be hurt by that."

Wow. We applaud her honesty! Evan, you go girl!

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