Controversial rocker Marilyn Manson has a "romantic" side according to lover DITA VON TEESE - which includes painting watercolours for her.

The burlesque strip-tease artist refutes her fiance's hell-raising stage persona, describing him as a "real gentleman" who often showers her with personally-made gifts.

Von Teese, 32, says, "He's a real gentleman. He's so romantic and paints watercolours for me.

"He doesn't wear make-up every day but he puts on a little eye-liner and power to impress me when I come home."

14/02/2005 14:10