In case you forgot, Marilyn Manson somehow bagged perfect human specimen Dita Von Teese, and the two were married from 2005 to 2007 (though they’d been together since 2001). You’d think that the experience of being married to Manson (who’s real name is Brian Warner, if I remember right) would have left Dita scarred and running for the hills, but you’d be wrong because he’s actually a pretty cool guy and also a decent as hell husband.
Here’s what Dita said on Kocktails With Khloe:
“He was super encouraging. There was a lot of cross-over in our careers and he would have that creativeness… he encouraged all of my eccentricities. He did a whole album that was burlesque themed and we made music videos together. I can speak fondly about him now. If you had asked me four years ago I would have shut it down. We’re friends now and it’s fine.”
“I feel like getting married was sort of like the kiss of death for us because it was sort of like the nail in the coffin. I felt obliged to go through with the ceremony in a way because so much was riding on it, like Vogue was photographing it, and it was in this castle,” she explained. “I just thought, ‘Oh well.’”
OK, so obviously it wasn’t TOTALLY cool, but they’re OK now. I’ve always really liked Marilyn Manson. I mean, his music terrified me when I was a kid. I remember vividly falling asleep with MTV on and waking up late when Beavis & Butthead was on and they played one of his videos and I nearly shit myself. But as a human being, he’s always seemed pretty chill/hilarious, despite his public persona.
I’m so curious as to what went wrong with them, which is weird since generally I don’t care too much about either of them. I just find their relationship so mismatched, and yet it makes so much sense. Huh. I guess we’ll never know.
** Yes I’m using “kewl” ironically, though it’s sad I have to explain that.