Evan Rachel Wood is "glad" she ended her engagement to shock rocker Marilyn Manson because they both had "a lot more growing to do."
The star first began dating Manson in 2006 following his divorce from burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese.
They split in 2008, but reconciled a year later before secretly becoming engaged in January, 2010.
The odd couple parted ways for good in August, 2010 - and although Wood admits she's happy she didn't go through with the wedding, she has no regrets about her time with Manson.
She tells Marie Claire magazine, "I am glad - for both of us. We both have a lot more growing to do. I don't think it would've been right, but I am glad that we were engaged. I think we needed to make a statement to each other that it was legit. So that was good."
Wood has since been linked to her ex-boyfriend Jamie Bell, who she originally dated in 2006.
The reunited couple was spotted walking hand-in-hand in New York in June and the actress suggests their relationship is serious again.
She says coyly, "I mean, I've got his initial tattooed on my ankle, so."