Marilyn Manson will start the new year as a single man. The goth rocker's marriage to model and burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese officially ended Thursday, and the two were ''restored to the status of single persons,'' according to a judgment filed in Superior Court.
Von Teese, whose real name is Heather Sweet, and Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, have entered a marital settlement, but terms of the agreement were not disclosed for privacy reasons, court papers said.
Her attorney declined to comment. An after-hours call Friday to Manson's attorney was not immediately returned.
Von Teese filed divorce papers nearly a year ago, citing irreconcilable differences for the split. The pair married in November 2005.
Manson later told Spin magazine he was devastated over the breakup.
''She said she had tolerated the lifestyle because she hoped I would change and threatened to leave if I didn't,'' he said.
Manson, 38, is now dating actress Evan Rachel Wood, the 20-year-old star of ''Thirteen'' and ''Across the Universe.''
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