In news that will come as no real surprise to anyone who watched the systematic Dita-fication of Evan Rachel Wood, Marilyn Manson has never quite been able to get over his ex-wife. And it’s not just the longing that has stayed strong over the year since their divorce, there are still some pretty strong feelings about who got custody of the dog, too.
Marilyn Manson “still pines” for Dita Von Teese.
The goth rocker hasn’t recovered from the 2006 breakdown of his marriage to the burlesque performer, despite subsequently dating 21-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood.
Manson – who is now said to be romancing 24-year-old model and photographer Isani Griffith – was overheard speaking about Dita at his first solo art exhibition, which includes a watercolour painting of his ex-wife.
One guest at the Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition revealed to the New York Daily News newspaper: “Marilyn was saying he ‘still pines for Dita’ but is ‘extremely angry that she took the dog’.”
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The exhibit also included three watercolors of his current “special lady friend”, as Manson referred to Isani Griffith. Not surprisingly, Griffith has pale skin, dark hair, and blood red lipstick. She could have passed for Manson’s little sister that night, truth be told.
Manson didn’t refer to Isani as his new girlfriend, per se, instead saying, “I really don’t want to start the next chapter of my life by burdening someone with being the solution to my problems.”
I’m betting Evan Rachel Wood wishes he would have had that kind of deep insight and regard for others before dragging her into the last chapter of his life. Besides only being 24, Isani isn’t Dita, and therefore isn’t going to be the solution to any problems Manson has. Dita herself couldn’t even solve those issues.
Manson is shown in the header on 5/23/07 and with Von Teese below on 5/21/06. Credit: WENN