Florists and gourmet pastry chefs are abuzz this week as rumours suggest that Charles Manson has gotten over his nervous wedding butterflies, and is finally ready to say “I do!”. But who has he chosen to take as his blushing bride, you ask? According to Rollingstone:
Star is a 25-year-old brunette who’s been loyally visiting Manson in jail since she was 19 years old and maintains several websites devoted to defending Manson and his pro-Earth environmental causes.
In 2007, Star moved to Corcoran to be near Charlie, who she visits each Saturday and Sunday for up to five hours a day. “Yeah, well, people can think I’m crazy,” she likes to say. “But they don’t know. This is what’s right for me. This is what I was born for.” She grew up near St. Louis, where her deeply religious family feared she’d lost her way (“I was smoking marijuana, eating mushrooms, not wanted to go to church every Sunday,” she explains), so they locked her in her room for much of her high school years. A friend passed her some of Manson’s environmental writing, and she started corresponding with him. When she was 19, she took the $2,000 she’d saved up working in a retirement home kitchen and hopped a train to Corcoran. Manson named her Star. She recently cut an X onto her forehead.
That’s about the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard. Now, one could harp on the fact that Star may be rushing down the aisle (it’s all happening so fast!) but better to focus on the real life lesson at hand which is: This is what happens when you deny your children of magic mushrooms and chronic.
“I’ll tell you straight up, Charlie and I are going to get married, when that will be, we don’t know. But I take it very seriously. Charlie is my husband. Charlie told me to tell you this. We haven’t told anybody about that.”
Congrats, you two crazy kids!