Evan Rachel Wood breaks up with Marilyn Manson

Evan Rachel Wood has reportedly ended her relationship with Marilyn Manson. Rumors were circulating that Marilyn kicked Rachel’s deadbeat brother out of his guest house which caused the break-up. For some reason, Rachel felt the need to set the record straight in a statement to People which, apparently, is a magazine widely read by folks who care about Marilyn Manson. Who knew?:

“Manson and I both decided to take some time apart so we could concentrate on work. Someone used that opportunity to kick us while we were down and sell a completely false story,” the actress, 21, explains in a statement exclusively to PEOPLE.
“Manson owns the house he lives in. My brother has never stayed there and the person that said such horrible things about Manson being ‘controlling’ and ‘emotionally abusive’ is certainly no source ‘close’ to me,” Woods says. “Manson has been by my side and taken care of me through the best and worst times. I love him as a person and as an artist. I will always be proud to have been a part of that.
“If any more attacks are made on us, it is the act of a desperate, selfish person, who is angry to no longer be a part of my life. No further comment will be made and we request our privacy at this time.”

No one really needs to give a reason why after breaking up with Marilyn Manson. It’s pretty much a given you finally stopped downing absinthe for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, please don’t insult my intelligence with lines like “Oh, I respect him as an artist.” That’s basically code for “I respect him as a guy who’s rich enough to afford a bathtub full of cocaine.”

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