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Dita Von Teese enjoys an al fresco lunch date after shopping spree in London

Dita Von Teese made the most of England’s rising spring temperatures on Wednesday as she ventured out for an al fresco lunch in London.

The burlesque star, 48, looked typically elegant in a belted cream coat and peep-toe heels during an appearance at popular Mayfair restaurant Scott’s. 

In accordance with ongoing health and safety guidelines she covered her mouth and nostrils with a protective face mask while warmly greeting a friend outside the Mount Street establishment. 

Here she comes: Dita Von Teese made the most of England’s rising spring temperatures on Wednesday as she ventured out for an al fresco lunch in London 

With a Moschino shopping bag carried alongside a tasteful leather handbag, the American star settled down at an outdoor table before casting an eye over the menu. 

In keeping with her traditionally vintage style, Dita – real name Heather Sweet – wore her hair in a tousled, side-parted style reminiscent of popular mid-twentieth century trends.  

Evidently in high spirits, the dancer and actress sipped tea while passing the time with her female friend over a seafood lunch. 

Cheers! The burlesque dancer sipped tea while dining out  at popular Mayfair restaurant Scott's with a friend

Cheers! The burlesque dancer sipped tea while dining out  at popular Mayfair restaurant Scott’s with a friend 

Stylish: Dita looked typically elegant in a belted cream coat and peep-toe heels during her latest public appearance

Stylish: Dita looked typically elegant in a belted cream coat and peep-toe heels during her latest public appearance

Stylish: Dita looked typically elegant in a belted cream coat and peep-toe heels during her latest public appearance

Pleased to meet you: In accordance with ongoing health and safety guidelines she covered her mouth and nostrils with a protective face mask while warmly greeting her friend

Pleased to meet you: In accordance with ongoing health and safety guidelines she covered her mouth and nostrils with a protective face mask while warmly greeting her friend

Dita’s latest public appearance comes shortly after she broke her silence on the abuse allegations made against her ex-husband Marilyn Manson.

Taking to Instagram in February, she  insisted the singer, 52, had not acted abusively towards her during their seven year relationship.

In a statement, she wrote: ‘I have been processing the news that broke Monday regarding Marilyn Manson. 

Let's eat: Dita cast an eye over the menu after settling down at an outdoor table on Wednesday

Let’s eat: Dita cast an eye over the menu after settling down at an outdoor table on Wednesday

Shop till you drop: The American star carried a Moschino shopping bag after splashing out on designer items before her lunch date

Shop till you drop: The American star carried a Moschino shopping bag after splashing out on designer items before her lunch date

Shop till you drop: The American star carried a Moschino shopping bag after splashing out on designer items before her lunch date

In good company: Dita appeared to be in high spirits as she passed the time with her friend

In good company: Dita appeared to be in high spirits as she passed the time with her friend 

‘To those who have expressed your concerns of my well-being, I appreciate your kindness.

‘Please know that the details made public do not match my personal experience during our seven years together as a couple. 

‘Had they, I would not have married him in December 2005. I left 12 months later due to infidelity and drug abuse. Abuse of any kind has no place in any relationship.’

So many choices: Dita appeared to be engrossed in the menu during her appearance at Mayfair restaurant, which specializes in seafood

So many choices: Dita appeared to be engrossed in the menu during her appearance at Mayfair restaurant, which specializes in seafood 

Shady: One another bright day in London the star shielded her eyes behind a pair of tinted sunglasses

Shady: One another bright day in London the star shielded her eyes behind a pair of tinted sunglasses 

Let's talk: Dita looked relaxed as she chatted to her friend over tea at an outdoor table

Let’s talk: Dita looked relaxed as she chatted to her friend over tea at an outdoor table 

While Dita said she had not been abused by Manson during their time together, she wished ‘strength’ on the women who had come forward.

She went on: ‘I urge those of you who have incurred abuse to take steps to heal and the strength to fully realize yourself.’

Dita and Manson first became a couple in 2001 after previously meeting when he asked her to be in one of his music videos.

He proposed to her in March 2004 and they wed in November 2005, holding the ceremony at Castle Gurteen de la Poer in Ireland.

Dita filed for divorce from Manson in December 2006 citing ‘irreconcilable differences’, and he was served divorce papers in January 2007. 

Don't mind me: Dita was seen returning to her Mayfair hotel later that day

Don’t mind me: Dita was seen returning to her Mayfair hotel later that day

Hollywood actress Evan Rachel Wood was among the first to publicly accuse Manson of abuse in an Instagram post where she claimed he starting ‘grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years’.

Since then, at least 10 more women have spoken out over the alleged abuse they suffered at the hands of the rocker. 

Manson has denied all allegations claiming in a statement they were ‘distortions of reality’ and insisting all of his relationships were consensual. 

Old times:  Dita's latest public appearance comes shortly after she broke her silence on the abuse allegations made against her ex-husband Marilyn Manson

Old times:  Dita’s latest public appearance comes shortly after she broke her silence on the abuse allegations made against her ex-husband Marilyn Manson 

Speaking out: Taking to Instagram in February, she insisted the singer had not acted abusively towards her during their seven year relationship

Speaking out: Taking to Instagram in February, she insisted the singer had not acted abusively towards her during their seven year relationship


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