In an interview with the actress opened up about her relationship with Manson, who was married to Dita Von Teese when they began dating.“I met somebody that promised freedom and expression and no judgments,” she said. I looked at my mother one day and said, ‘Mom, I’m gonna get on this tour bus for eight months and see the world and have a crazy journey and find myself, and if people aren’t OK with that, I’m sorry, but I can’t live my life for other people.” Wood received a lot of backlash for dating Manson.actor Rami Malek later in the night, and Zach's rep has since confirmed the news.Evan and Zach, who met in 2015, founded electro-pop band Rebel and a Basketcase.She was labeled a homewrecker, but she thinks the backlash only made her stronger.“Most teenagers are searching for identity, and I was thrown into a situation where I was supposed to have that already figured out,” she said.The duo released their first album in September 2016., for which she won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
Despite the controversial nature of their relationship — and the often criticized almost 18 year age gap — Wood has no regrets about dating the rock star.And this needs to stop."She added: "I have battled with myself most of my life because I wasn't gay or straight enough.I used to think I would never be happy."I had to go through the same panic and shame and depression a lot of people in the LGBT community go through - but when I came out a new-found shame took over. Feeling like people are judging you all over again, but for different reasons."A weight was lifted but not completely.They met while doing a musical cabaret about John Hughes in LA; Evan previously dated another cast member from that play as well.This year they started a band called Rebel and a Basketcase, based on the characters from The Breakfast Club.