Actress Evan Rachel Wood is sick of the false rumors circulating about why she and Marilyn Manson broke up - a split no one ever saw coming.
"Manson and I both decided to take some time apart so we could concentrate on work. Someone used that opportunity to kick us while we were down and sell a completely false story," the actress, 21, explained in a statement.
Stories of the couple splitting up in a bitter fashion - sparked by Wood's brother Ira, who had been living with the pair, getting kicked out of Marilyn Manson's guest house by the 39-year-old shock rocker - started popping up this week.
But Evan Rachel Wood said it was all blown out of proportion.
"Manson owns the house he lives in. My brother has never stayed there and the person that said such horrible things about Manson being 'controlling' and 'emotionally abusive' is certainly no source 'close' to me," Wood said.
"Manson has been by my side and taken care of me through the best and worst times. I love him as a person and as an artist. I will always be proud to have been a part of that."
"If any more attacks are made on us, it is the act of a desperate, selfish person, who is angry to no longer be a part of my life. No further comment will be made at this time."
Manson and Wood began dating in December 2006. Prior to cradle robbing Evan, he was seeing Dita von Teese naked like a lot. They were married, after all.