Marilyn Manson has rekindled his romance with Evan Rachel Wood.
The goth rocker says that after being stricken by an identity crisis, he has accepted that he needs to work on what he is best at and believes his new outlook is working well as the actress - who he first split from in October 2008 before briefly reuniting in February - has agreed to give their relationship another try,
The 40-year-old star said: "I think I'm not afraid to be me. Sometimes it happens when you get to this point in your career, and there are so many things that have happened and influences that you've had, besides the influences of the things that have inspired you.
"Sometimes you feel awkward being what you're best at, you feel like you have to be something new. But I think that a lot of people will agree that me being me at my best is what I need to be.
"I think that has really paid off because I'm back with Evan."
The 'Disposable Teens' singer - real name Brian Warner - believes the relationship will have an impact on his future songwriting.
Asked about the direction his music will take, he told Metal Hammer magazine: "I think it will be more (expletive) , I think it's going to be more romantic, maybe. Self abusive."
Marilyn and Evan were first romantically linked in 2006 when the singer split from then-wife Dita Von Teese.