Marilyn Manson announces he’s back together with Evan Rachel Wood


Good Lord, is Evan Rachel Wood deranged? Coming straight from the horse’s (ass) mouth, Marilyn Manson confirms that he and ERW are back together. For a brief recap, back in late 2006/early 2007, ERW may have broken up Manson’s marriage to Dita Von Teese, or maybe he just left Dita and started up with ERW very quickly – the timeline is sketchy. Anyway, they began dating, and it was wrong.

ERW, then 18 years old, tried to become a little Dita clone and she and Manson had a famously dysfunctional and gross relationship. Then, in late 2008, ERW dumped him. Then she took him back a few months later. Then they broke up again, and Manson said he “made the mistake of trying to, desperately, grasp on and save that and own it. And every time I called her that day — I called 158 times — I took a razorblade and I cut myself on my face or on my hands…I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.” After that, ERW dated other guys, like Shane West and Alexander Skarsgard. For the love of God, she went from Skarsgard back to Manson! GAH!

Marilyn Manson has reunited with actress Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler, Across The Universe), after splitting very acrimoniously with her last year.

Manson revealed he and Wood had reunited in an interview with Metal Hammer magazine, when he was asked how he keeps going despite continually being in dark places in his life.

“I think I’m not afraid to be me,” he told the magazine. “Sometimes [it] happens when you get to this point in your career, and there are so many things that have happened and influences that you’ve had, besides the influences of the things that have inspired you.”

“Sometimes you feel awkward being what you’re best at, you feel like you have to be something new. But I think that a lot of people will agree that me being me at my best [is what] I need to be. I think that really paid off because I’m back with Evan, that’s kind of breaking news, you can be the first one to say that.”

Manson also says he and his band of the same name are free from their contract with Interscope after having released their seventh studio album, The High End Of Low, in May.

“We’ve just been released from our record contract with Interscope so I think a lot of the creative control on which my hands were tied on a lot of choices — the music videos — things like that,” he said, when asked what was new in his life. “And the first example is the newest video, they clearly wouldn’t have allowed me to make that video.”

Manson was referring to the recently released clip for “Running To The Edge Of The World,” in which he murders a woman. When the video came out last month, many media outlets pointed out the woman resembled Wood.

Manson says being free of his contract also liberalizes how he’ll record in the future.

“We started writing new songs on the road — a bit like [David Bowie's] Aladdin Sane — I think people can expect a new record a lot sooner than we [expected].”

[From Chart Attack]

Jesus. I get a headache just reading his words. I don’t know how I’d be able to function if I actually had to spend some time with him, much less… heave… have sex with him. What the hell does Manson have on her? Does he have some kind of hold? Is sex that great with him? Why isn’t ERW able to cut her losses and get the hell away from him? Granted, I’m not her biggest fan, but even I feel for the girl when she’s with Manson.

Older photos of ERW and MM on April 20 and 22, 2007, in Germany. Credit: WENN

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  1. Firestarter says:

    She decided against a relationship with Alex S. in favor of heading back to this beast? UGH!!!!!!

  2. Lantana says:

    Ew. I didn’t think about having SEX with him. HEAVE is right. Ewww Ewww Eww.

  3. fizXgirl314 says:

    umm, ok?? my condolensces to evan rachel wood…

  4. juiceinla says:

    “For the love of God, she went from Skarsgard back to Manson! GAH!”

    nuff said. She clearly needs mental help. Someone put this child into therapy, oh Dr. Drew, where are you????

  5. Casey says:

    She was never with Skarsgard. When will that rumor die? It needs to.

  6. Icecat says:

    What in the hell is she thinking. GROSS.

    I actually thought that I might like her a little because she left Manson and was cast in True Blood..I even gave her a chance… but she was so horrible. She really had the potential to be great, but it was just awful.
    So So Sad…

  7. Icecat says:

    I agree with Casey – She was NEVER with Skarsgard. There was one photo of them together. That’s it. End of story.

  8. Velvet_Julie says:

    They deserve each other. They’re both two untalented (Evan and her “eternally angsty teen” roles and Manson with his rubbish music) and creepy people with a way too high opinion of themselves. Perfect match.

  9. moo says:

    ummm… didn’t SHE leave HIM and therefore, SHE went back to HIM???

    Offtopic: This is just too gross to believe……

  10. Anna says:

    I’m not a huge ERW fan (though I think she’s a decent actress) but I do understand her infatuation with him.
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, especially in view of all these “ewww gross” remarks, I would date Manson in a heartbeat.
    The man is highly intelligent, a versatile artist but who still has a certain leitmotiv in his works, a man who knows his way around politics and a whole slew of other topics. And he’s also a word artist and can be quite funny, if you’re willing to go with his brand of humour. What’s not to like? So he dresses eccentrically and wears more make-up in a week than I do in six months. At least he’s interesting, real, doing his thing and not a fame-whore sycophant like so many other male artists.
    Intelligence and humour are very sexy. ERW must share that sentiment.

  11. lucy2 says:

    As long as this means she isn’t dating Skarsgard!
    But seriously, he is grotesque. I don’t get it at all. Heave is the word.

  12. TaylorB says:

    While he is very bright and articulate, I just do not find him even slightly attractive, perhaps because he wears more makeup than Tammy Faye Bakker. But to each their own.

  13. Pole says:

    As long as this means she isn’t dating Skarsgard!

    I second, third and fourth that!

  14. GatsbyGal says:

    Two retards who deserve each other. God help us if they breed.

    Also, I think it’s funny that some of the commenters are saying he’s “highly intelligent.” Maybe he was at the very start of his career – he knew exactly what would create controvery and get his name spoken about. He’s probably an amazing businessman. But I think at some point the character he was playing took him over, and now he’s just a pitiful middle-aged man who behaves like a teenage emo. He really has become quite stupid, especially if you’ve read anything that’s come out of his mouth in the last 3 or 4 years.

  15. nikki says:

    and he made a video clip where he beats a look-alike Evan Rachel Wood! nice as ex-futur-ex boyfriend!

  16. Squirtle says:

    Hey Now! No more bashing of Skarsgard! Only in her wildest dreams would he even touch that chick with a 10 foot pole. Seriously she’s nasty; and he has wayyyy to many better options to choose from, so enough about that!

    Manson is just a uber-nerd whose now hell bent on trying way too hard to impress us with his dark and demented behavior; I don’t believe any of it but he and Even truly deserve each other!

  17. snowball says:

    “Intelligence and humour are very sexy.”

    Oh yeah, especially when he’s fantasizing about crushing a woman’s head with a sledgehammer. I’ve been dumped, I’ve been a dumpee, and I can’t say even at my angriest, I’ve ever thought about literally killing someone.

    There are some people who honestly and totally believe it’s only the inside that counts. Of course, take that one with the cutting and killing thing.

    But no way, no how could I get past his face. Have you seen him without makeup? Even freakier.

  18. Pole says:

    @Squirtle: Who’s bashing Skarsgard? *is confused*

  19. You Go Girl says:

    Gosh, not long ago he did a filmclip where he was strangling her look a like.
    Maybe he can do it for real, now they are together again.
    Sick O’s

  20. Lola says:

    They never dated! Alex denied dating her in a Swedish interview.

  21. Madchen says:

    He “announces” he’s back with her. Like, with a press release or something?

    Who’s not a fame whore?

  22. gg says:

    Wit, “intelligence” (not all that, really), and a smooth repartee are all fine and good, but this is a sick guy who self-admittedly (and ask Dita) tanks up on drugs for days and binges on sex and blood and told a magazine he was fantasizing about smashing her head in with a sledgehammer.

    Sorry but that would have to be a dealbreaker for me.

    I know a “clever” witty guy who beat the crap out of me and stalked me for years. I know one when I see one and Manson has every red flag and neon sign out saying, TOXIC – STAY AWAY …

  23. Anna says:

    @GatsbyGal and @snowball

    First, his videos and lyrics should be taken with the appropriate grain of salt. Not everything is meant literally. And even if it were, aren’t you glad he’s expressing his supposed anger/murder fantasy in a video, instead of doing it to his girlfriend? We all have dark fantasies sometimes. I say it takes a certain amount of courage and self-assuredness to share them with the world.
    Second, I wasn’t so much talking about him being a savvy businessman or knowing how to further his career, though I suppose there is that element to him as well. What I mean was his thirst for knowledge, his general knowledge and also his lyrics. If you read them without the music, for example, you will find someone who is a word artist and whose lyrics read like poems. I am not into any other kind of loud music of Manson calibre but I love his because of the lyrics.
    This argumentation will probably not help alleviate the “yucky” and “dumbass” comments one bit, but I stand by it. I love Manson, the man, the artist, the character. If there’s one man I want to interview during my career, it is him. I’d give a lot to meet him personally and again, I do understand the appeal he has.

  24. Jillian says:

    I just saw Evan in Whatever Works (directed by Woody Allen) and she was great.

    But yeah. She can do better than ol’ Brian.

  25. rose says:

    what must her parents think…

    ha ha at all the girls who hope skarsgard has never been with anyone ever. let the kate bosworth bashing commence

  26. Bete says:

    Manson is demented. The best thing Dita did was to divorce and move on with her life. ERW should reflect on that. Taking care of Manson’s ego is a full time job. He’s violent, infantile and sadistic. But maybe she is into that. There are many females – as popular dark American literature – who are fans of sadomasochism and submission. It’s an unnerving trend and pop lit like Twilight is the lighter version of it. She won’t be the first woman to be attracted to some demented f-k. Manson will probably wind up like that other perverted freak, Spector.

  27. Constance says:

    So I can get it off my chest:
    1. EW!
    2. WTF is he doing making an official statement?! How pathetic are they both?

    You both are horrid disgusting people. GO back to your hole!

  28. Cat says:

    I don’t care if that video was ‘art’. If my ex-boyfriend made a fantasy video of him killing me I’d never feel safe around him again. I’d get a restraining order, not go back to dating him!

  29. H says:

    I prefer my men without lipstick that matches mine.

  30. Sophie K says:

    Come on, people, MM is soo hot!!!

  31. Peach says:

    Marilyn Manson is a smart man. There is no arguing it.
    However, with smart can also come narsissitic, insferable little boys who cry and whine over everything (I know, I’ve dated my share of ‘intellegent’ babies.
    Manson strikes me as just that. A completely self-obessed, self-indulgent, cry baby. Genius, maybe. But still a big lump on a log.

  32. lilred says:

    What the hell is she thinking. The last place I’d want to be is with someone who wanted to smash my head in.

  33. nAynAy says:

    I’m sorry, but after some guys was trashing talking me, and saying all this s^%t about me, there is no way in hell that I would go back with him. I’ll say this much, those two deserve each other.

  34. Praise St. Angie! says:

    his shtick was interesting and shocking when he first came on the scene.

    not my cup of tea, but I could see his appeal for the angst-ridden emo kids.

    but now? same old shtick…it’s not interesting OR shocking anymore. all it does is make me roll my eyes and say “Still?” he tries too hard to be shocking and it comes off as so desperate to keep what he once had.

    while I’ll agree that wit and intelligence will make a marginally good looking man much hotter, THIS man does not fall into that category for me. I find him to be really unattractive, with or without the make up. and the whole simulated violence thing toward his ex-girlfriends (did it to Dita as well as ERW) would freak me out too much. as well as the binging on drugs (heroin, ecstasy) for days.

  35. GatsbyGal says:


    When you wish upon your star
    Don’t let yourself fall, fall in too hard
    I fell into you and I’m on my back
    An insect decaying in your little trap
    I squirm into you, now I’m in your gut
    I fell into you, now I’m in a rut

    Oh my god, I take everything back. He’s a fucking wordsmith.


  36. Praise St. Angie! says:


    that’s “poetry”?

    sounds like something some high school goth would write.

    one more thing…he did a recent album signing at Hot Topic, I kid you not.

    isn’t he, like, TOTALLY edgy?

  37. gg says:

    @ Anna – you’ve not read any of his latest interviews have you??

    How bout the one in June of this year in SPIN magazine (excerpt here:, where he talks about throwing used condoms on a mirror and calls it art, or where he TOLD THE INTERVIEWER that he fantasizes about smashing in his ex-girlfriend’s brains with a sledge hammer? Evan would be the one – and that was in REAL LIFE, not in some fantasy video. Real life comment.

    Peach, I feel you.

  38. GatsbyGal says:

    Praise St. Angie – I know, right? I just clicked a song at random and read its lyrics. Lamest thing I’ve ever read. I could find a thousand poems just like it on DeviantArt written by 14 year old boys who wear juggalo facepaint in their spare time and huff paint thinner with their ex-girlfriends in their stepdad’s basement.

    Guy’s a fuckin joke and he doesn’t even get how dated and uninteresting he’s become.

  39. CB Rawks says:

    God, he’s such a repugnant egomaniacal douchetool! I’m going to have to hit my own face with a hammer to get the grimace off it.
    Should we be concerned about that death threat to the girlfriend? I guess if anything happens to her we’ll know who to lock up, but that won’t help her much.

  40. CYANN says:

    Women always tend to go back to their abusers. I would be happier to see her REALLY dating Mickey Rourke before this dysfunctional mess!

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