Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese are set for a custody battle
over their collection of dead pets. The shock rocker wants his
stuffed animals, which include a peacock and two monkeys, back from
estranged wife Dita.
Marilyn is quoted as saying: "I have four taxidermied baboons,
two monkeys, a white peacock, a turtle and a wild boar. "I went
through a dramatic lifestyle change with my home after the
break-up. I left it. When you get separated, you lose so much. I
don't what she'll say when I ask for them back."
Marilyn, who is famed for his gothic image and love of the
macabre, dated Dita for five years before they married in 2005. The
'Eat Me, Drink Me' singer and 34-year-old burlesque dancer
announced their split in January. Marilyn recently said the
breakdown of their relationship left him feeling "destroyed". He
revealed: "I came out of this naked, a featherless bird. I was
completely destroyed. I had no soul left."
Marilyn is now dating 19-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood, who
he says has become his "muse".