And that freedom was attractive." PHOTOS: Hollywood's broken engagements Wood, now 27, recalled how people would label her as a homewrecker during that time.Manson had recently separated from his wife, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, when he and Wood got together in 2006. "You build immunity to that sort of thing, but I wasn’t used to negative feedback, so it got to me.actress said of her relationship, which kicked off in 2006, when she was just 19 and he was 36.
This will be Wood's second marriage; she was previously married to British actor Jamie Bell from 2012 to 2014 and the two have a 3-year-old son.
I wanted to break a mold for sure — I knew I was edgier, more alternative, and weird.
And [Marilyn] was just what I needed, because I felt really free with him.
“I looked at my mother one day and said, ' Mom, I'm gonna get on this tour bus for eight months and see the world and have a crazy journey and find myself, and if people aren't OK with that, I'm sorry, but I can't live my life for other people.'"Wood went on to explain that the backlash she received for dating Manson only made her stronger.
“Most teenagers are searching for identity, and I was thrown into a situation where I was supposed to have that already figured out," she said.