While not many people can understand what it is like being married to Marilyn Manson, many can sympathize with being left for another woman.
Dita Von Teese has given insight into both in an interview with The Daily Telegraph newspaper.
The burlesque dancer, who was married to the shock rocker for just one year, revealed the inner-workings of their marriage and her reaction to being replaced by a 19-year-old actress.
While Von Teese has remained single since the December split, Manson has stepped out with his new girlfriend, Evan Rachel Wood, a girl young enough to be his daughter.
Despite Manson's deceiving appearance, Von Teese says that her relationship with the musician was very real.
She said, "I had all the faith in the world in our relationship for the seven years we were together. I loved him very much, and when I married him I completely believed it would be forever...Everything went downhill after we got married. I started working a lot to escape my home life."
Last month, Von Teese began inviting the world into her life by explaining that she had established a normal home life with Manson. She told Harper's Bazaar magazine, "We were completely monogamous. I think people thought we were free and open, but we really believed in commitment, tradition and our vows. But sometimes people change their ideas, I suppose."
Manson has recently admitted to suffering from depression before and after his marriage finally collapsed. Von Teese, who has performed around the world, says she tried to be of help but couldn't support her husband's downward spiral.
She continues, "It was difficult, because I was trying to get him help for his problems, and eventually I realized that he didn't want help. I wasn't supportive about his partying or his relationship with another girl, and as much as I loved him I wasn't going to be part of that."
Von Teese, a muse for designer Marc Jacobs, packed up her married life on Christmas Eve and explains that the revelation that her husband was seeing a teenager behind her back made the decision easier.
She said, "I left with nothing. I knew that there was an inappropriate relationship going on in it, and I didn't want any part of it around to remind me. I didn't want that sofa. I didn't want that bed."
Since becoming a single woman again, Von Teese's profile and popularity have been on the rise. Famed for her golden era fashion and immaculately groomed appearance, the dancer is partly responsible for bringing glamour back to Hollywood.
Von Teese explains that her love of fashion stems from stars of Old Hollywood, saying, "Everything about them was so exciting to me. I was very upset that I couldn't wear my Easter Sunday dress or my Christmas dresses all the time. It didn't make sense to me that I couldn't wear something pretty all the time."
Now that she is reaching a new height of fame and a better, happier place in her life, the stunning star confirms that she is still open to finding true love.
She concluded, "I figure I have a better chance being introduced to somebody through a friend than I do meeting someone in a bar or on the internet... I know I'll fall in love again. And I know that I loved [Marilyn] enough to try and help."