No failed relationship for Evan Rachel Wood

Updated: Nov 02, 2011, 09:00 AM IST

London: Actress Evan Rachel Wood insists her relationship with rocker Marilyn Manson didn`t fail, in fact, she has learned a lot from this relationship.

The 24-year-old actress began dating the goth rocker when she was 19-year-old and even though their engagement ended last year, the ‘Ides of March’ star is grateful for their time together, reports

"Just because a relationship ends, it doesn`t mean that it failed," she said.

"I don`t think I would be the person I am today without him. He is inspiring. The timing was right and I felt a door was open to me to really explore, express myself and take risks," she added.