'Rose McGowan Would Ruin My Life And Ruin My Career ... Good Advice,' Says Marilyn Manson

Val Powell

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."
"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."

— Us Weekly (@usweekly) January 21, 2015

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

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.

— Us Weekly (@usweekly) January 21, 2015

"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."

— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) January 21, 2015

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