Marilyn Manson, Rose McGowan Split

Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan end their romance

January 19, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Marilyn Manson and actress Rose McGowan called off their engagement yesterday. "There is great love, but our lifestyle difference is, unfortunately, even greater," McGowan said in the statement released on Thursday.

Manson will be able to drown his sorrows in work. He is currently in the U.K. prepping for his European-Asian tour, which kicks off on January 21st, in Birmingham, England, and runs until March 20th in Tokyo. Manson then plans to return to U.S. stages in April and May, with Slipknot in tow.

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