Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese on Marilyn Manson: 'We're Not Friends'

04/06/2007 at 09:40 AM EDT

Dita Von Teese on Marilyn Manson: 'We're Not Friends'
Dita Von Teese
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Dita Von Teese may be ready to move on from her marriage to Marilyn Manson, but circumstances have kept the pair in contact.

"We're in touch," Von Teese, 34, told PEOPLE Thursday at the julib.com party for the musical Wicked at Hollywood hot spot Social Hollywood. "We're still married. We're going through the [divorce] process but we are not friends."

"When I say 'friends,' I mean friends," she explained, making air-quotes with her fingers. "But we don't hate each other or anything."

Von Teese filed for divorce from Manson, 38, in December after a year of marriage.

Since then, she says, she's been keeping busy with work – which includes performing as a burlesque dancer and promoting safe sex as a spokesperson for Viva Glam and the MAC AIDS fund.

"I live for adventure and experience and I'm having a really wonderful time in my life," she said. "It's a new renewal for me and a new chapter in my life and I'm excited about what happens next."

At Social Hollywood, she performed at the Wicked Witch-themed soiree before a standing-room-only crowd that included actresses Tatayana Ali and Dominique Swain and Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough.

Asked about whether she could relate to the theme of the evening, she said: "I don't really have much of a wicked streak in me. My wicked moments I usually leave for times when I'm on stage, [but] I have a bit of a naughty streak in me. I've got a little bit of the good witch and a little bit of the bad witch in me."

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