Von Teese: 'Manson's Drug-taking Drove Us Apart'
DITA VON TEESE had a "long list" of reasons to split from MARILYN MANSON, including the shock rockers drug-taking. The pair's year-long union ended in December 2006, when the burlesque star moved out of the marital home. Their relationship had deteriorated so much, when asked by The New York Times of the best thing about their divorce, she replies, "There's a long list of things". Von Teese adds, "I am happy to have the drugs out of my life." And she celebrated becoming a single girl in an extravagant fashion: "I took my engagement diamond and had it transformed at Christian Dior in Paris into a beautiful ring. It's nice; it's big. I feel like I suffered greatly for that diamond, and it needed to be reborn into something better. "One of my big extravagances when I moved out of my former husband's house was a matching pink stove and refrigerator in '50s style."