I Kinda Like Dita Von Teese

April 24th, 2007 // 10 Comments


For those of you who take what I write seriously (which, uh, why?), and think I’m just a vapid bitch who lives to write horrible shit about people I don’t know (well, kinda) – I hold this up as evidence that I’m not entirely evil. I like Dita Von Teese. She seems like a cool chick. She spoke recently about her break-up with Marilyn Manson and his subsequent (or was it concurrent?) relationship with 19-year-old Evan Rachel Wood. And she didnt’ really talk shit. She just sounded truthful. She could have been all “he sucked” and “she’s a teenage tramp”. Nope. She acknowledges she doesn’t agree with it but she sounds like she’s over it. It’s almost refreshing. Like a cold Fresca on a hot day! We didn’t even get tortured by a song she wrote about it. And thanks for that, by the way.

Manson, she says down the line, has a party lifestyle that she found impossible to live with. ‘It was difficult, because I was trying to get him help for his problems, and eventually I realised that he didn’t want help. I wasn’t supportive about his partying or his relationship with another girl, and as much as I loved him I wasn’t going to be part of that.’ After the wedding the relationship went into sharp decline, according to Von Teese. ‘Everything went downhill after we got married. I started working a lot to escape my home life.’ Manson, she says, lapsed into depression.

So yeah, it sounds like he was cheating on her with a teenager. Keep reading for more details and for more photos of Dita Von Teese.

There was also an alleged infidelity. Indeed, in his Rolling Stone interview, Manson dropped a lot of hints about having a new relationship. His new album, he said, ‘was clearly written to seduce somebody’. He attributes his musical revival to a close friend’s gesture of devotion. ‘She picked up a butcher’s knife and said, “Here, you can stab me,”‘ he says. ‘When someone was willing to drown with me, I really didn’t want to drown any more.’

The interview clearly cut Von Teese to the quick. ‘He says how depressed he was. I get the impression he thinks I was unsupportive,’ she says. ‘But the truth is I wasn’t supportive of his lifestyle, and someone else came along who was.’ Von Teese issued Manson an ultimatum, and, she says sadly, ‘It didn’t work. Instead, it made me the enemy.’ She decided to move out on Christmas Eve, essentially empty-handed. ‘I left with nothing. I knew that there was an inappropriate relationship going on in it, and I didn’t want any part of it around to remind me. I didn’t want that sofa. I didn’t want that bed. I didn’t want the knife you read about in the article.’

I think I would have taken the knife and started using it. Then again, he wants us to think he’s into that. Look at me, I’ve got a glass eye in and a Nazi uniform on and all I want to be is loved! Stop. Cut it out, Brian.


By J. Harvey

  1. Jesse D

    I love her more with each passing day. It is indeed hard to be married to a child, as I learned the hard way. And even more devastating that you discover this *after* you get married. Thank godd there aren’t any children involved. Whoo-ee, there’s another scary thought for you – Marilyn Manson BREEDING.

  2. T-Bone

    Yeah — Marilyn Manson has a few “issues”. Good for her for thinking enough of herself to get away from a drugged-out, childish cheater.

  3. e

    I like her more and more…but then I remember that she married HIM. And that’s where it’s hard to be sympathetic. I mean, what did she think* she was getting??

  4. DarthPaul

    I think she’s a goddess. Despite all that indignity and BS, she manages to be graceful and gorgeous and gives the whole thing an air of decency. I’d totally bear her children.

  5. Katie

    I love how in the middle of that sincerity and heartbreak… there’s a Fresca reference. I freaking love Fresca. Who doesn’t? It’s delicious and more appealing than being stabbed.

  6. S

    I hate Fresca, but I also can’t stand people calling this stripper classy. I mean, wake up folks. She takes her clothes off for money. That ain’t classy. She still sounds pretty cool, though. And my powers of deduction tell me Marilyn and his skanky teenage girlfriend both have drug problems.

  7. Rhone Gal

    yeah right….like he wasn’t like this BEFORE they got married. She went into the marriage knowing exactly what to expect- publicity for a cheap stripper and a nice fat alimony check each month.

  8. Sue

    Yeah, she’s probably a ‘fixer’ and thought she could deal with him. I can’t even look at him!!!

  9. Dana

    I absolutely love Dita. I think she’s handled herself so well. As for her current profession, I view it as a revival of the art of burlesque rather than just stripping. Stripping is hard, don’t get me wrong, and GOOD stripping is a lot of work, but what she’s doing is bringing back a once-risque peep show that is now elevated (perhaps from the sheer sense of the “tameness” about it) to an artform and a reminder of simpler times, when a woman could flash her thigh from behind a large fan and arouse as much or more than a photo of a naked girl spread-legged to a camera.

    I have never seen Dita perform live, I hope someday to be able to, but I’ve seen clips of her shows, and it reminds me of the old musicals, when all the women wore corsets and were immaculate and classy. It’s lovely, really.

  10. rootabega

    so evidently Evan Rachel wasnt acting when she was in 13. which doesnt surprise me, she seems disgusting ans desperate.

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