‘Rose McGowan Would Ruin My Life And Ruin My Career … Good Advice,’ Says Marilyn Manson

After three and a half years of dating, Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan called off their engagement after citing “lifestyle differences” as the main reason. While promoting his latest album, The Pale Emperor, Manson revealed that the Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan may have been the source of the rift.

Corgan and Manson were the best of buddies back in the 90s, touring around the country in sold-out venues. When Corgan penned a letter to Manson about his relationship with Rose McGowan, the shock rocker felt the need to distance himself.

“He wrote a strongly worded letter about how Rose McGowan would ruin my life and ruin my career if I stayed with her, which was good advice.”

Looking back, Manson believes that Corgan wrote the letter out of good intentions and not merely just to fan out the flames of his romance with Rose McGowan.

“There is sort of a guy code that I abide by where he totally offered his advice, and he was genuinely just looking out for my best interests.”

Over the course of their two-year engagement, Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan became the it-couple for rockers. The two shared a home for almost three years and were a constant fixture on the red carpet. The two became known for their outrageous fashion choices that mirrored their rock-and-roll lifestyle.

In a statement released by McGowan’s publicist, she wrote this about the break-up.

“There is great love, but our lifestyle difference is, unfortunately, even greater.”

At that time, Manson’s Guns, God, and Government tour was in full swing, possibly causing a larger rift between the couple.

Although Corgan may have had a hand in breaking up Manson and McGowan, the singer and Sons of Anarchy star revealed that Corgan’s letter also caused a distance between him and Courtney Love.

“We’ve always been kind of weird with each other, because she’s slept with pretty much every one of my friends, supposedly. Not me, though… She, one time, told me she was mad at me because I didn’t want to f–k her and I was smarter than her. I said, ‘Well, you kind of proved your own point right there on that one.”

After the interview was released, Love reacted towards Manson’s claim by sending him a tweet.

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