Evan Rachel Wood has offered up a bit of dish about her former relationship with shock rock gent Marilyn Manson.

“I thought I was in love,”; said the actress in an interview with The Edit.

The actress was 19 when she began dating the “Sweet Dreams”; performer and she stresses that their relationship was one with genuine intentions.

“I wasn’t doing it to prove a point or be rebellious,”; Wood explains. “I wanted to break a mold for sure — I knew I was edgier, more alternative, and weird. And [Marilyn] was just what I needed, because I felt really free with him. And that freedom was attractive.”;

Less attractive: The vitriol from fans that did not like that Wood and Manson were dating so shortly after the musician’s separation from former flame Dita Von Teese.

“People were cruel,”; says the Thirteen star. “You build immunity to that sort of thing, but I wasn’t used to negative feedback, so it got to me. Then I got angry, and pushed away even more.”;

The pair (who were engaged at one point) split up in 2010 and Wood told The Edit that “I appreciate everything he taught me”; although she concedes they weren’t right for each other.

Speaking of exes, she also gave a glowing review to former partner Jamie Bell.

“Jamie’s lovely,”; said Wood. “He was the love of my life.”;

Wood and Bell separated in 2014 after getting married two years previous. The former couple have one son.