Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell have ended their marriage less than two years after they exchanged nuptials, and just nine-months after the birth of their son.
A spokesperson confirmed the demise of their relationship to US Weekly on Wednesday:
“Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell have decided to separate. They both love and respect one another and will of course remain committed to co-parenting their son. This is a mutual decision and the two remain close friends.”
Wood and Bell haven’t been seen together since last November. The duo have gone to great lengths to keep their child out of the spotlight, so much so that they haven’t even revealed his name to the public.
It looks as though Wood has headed to Australia to get over her split from Bell, who she originally met at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2005. They soon began dating, and they even got matching tattoos of each other’s initials after appearing in the music video for Green Day’s, “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
However they eventually split in 2006, and Wood then started to date Marilyn Manson. Manson and Wood even announced their own engagement in 2010, despite the fact that there was a 17-year age gap between the pair.
Their engagement was only brief though, and it ended months later. She recently admitted that the relationship was a mistake, and she struggled with the backlash that was forced upon her.
“People were pretty mean,” she told The Daily Beast last November. “At the time I hadn’t yet been exposed to that kind of cruelty from strangers. If people were wondering why I was acting so-called crazy or like a teenager, it’s because I was. People go through phases. People make mistakes. People go through life and don’t get it right every time.”
Wood and Bell then began to date again a few months later, and they eventually married in a small ceremony in 2012.
Wood, who has admitted to having lesbian dalliances in the past, recently spoke to The Advocate‘s Matthew Breen on Twitter about the fact that she refuses to reveal if she is either straight or gay.
“I have certainly felt shamed from both sides for identifying that way,” she explained. “People like things black and white. It’s less scary. Grey ares make people uneasy. But the pain and fear and confusion are just as real as any other sexuality and you are not alone.”
Rachel Wood took to her Twitter account just before the announcement to proclaim:
Twitter break for a while….to be continued.
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) May 28, 2014
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