Evan Rachel Wood not dating Mickey Rourke! Whew...
"Manson and I both decided to take some time apart so we could concentrate on work," the actress tells People. "Someone used that opportunity to kick us while we were down and sell a completely false story."
Wood told People, "It's not the nasty thing everybody thinks it is. I'm doing fine, as best as can be expected," she said. "Right now, I'm just enjoying being on my own."
And she's not (thank heavens) dating her "The Wrestler" costar Mickey Rourke. He plays her deadbeat dad in the movie, BTW.
"Spread the word: I'm not dating Mickey Rourke," Wood said at Sunday's Hollywood Life third annual Behind the Camera Awards. "Everybody thinks we're dating and we're not."
She has also released an exclusive statement to People: "Mickey and I bonded while shooting 'The Wrestler,' and we became friends but nothing more. I guess, because of my recent breakup, I will be linked to many people, but I am not interested in pursuing a relationship at this point in my life."
So it's "time apart to concentrate on work." Not a breakup. And she and Mickey are just "friends," not an item.
Glad we cleared that up! Now, why does she still look like Dita Von Teese?
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