Christian Slater is married once again. The actor has been dating girlfriend Brittany Lopez for a couple of years now, so it’s a good sign that they took their time.
The two tied the knot yesterday in Coral Gables, Florida after having been engaged since late last year. He announced the event in a roundabout way on Jimmy Fallon‘s show by confirming the TV talk show host’s question of his engagement and giving the audience the thumbs-up.
This is Christian Slater’s second marriage, having been previously married to Ryan Haddon from 2000 to 2006. He and his ex had two children together: his son, Jaden Christopher, and his daughter, Eliana Sophia.
Slater told Fallon that he met Brittany Lopez in Little Palm Island a couple of years ago while he was staying there:
“This girl came walking along with another lady, a slightly older lady, and I was sitting in my usual spot eating my oatmeal that morning. So I’m a filthy old man eating my oatmeal and she comes walking along. This spot, I guess, was famous for people proposing to each other, actually. It was very, very nice. So she’s there with this old lady and, next thing I know, she gets down on one knee and proposes to this older lady … I’d seen a lot of crazy stuff down in the Florida Keys! I of course was very intrigued and I went over and sat down in my other usual spot. I thought I’d just witnessed a nice lesbian engagement so I was coming over to say congratulations. But it turns out it was her aunt and she was just trying to help her aunt capture the beauty and the romance of the park … The next thing I knew we were hanging out in the Everglades.”
Christian Slater married Brittany Lopez a little later than he had planned, having had the date set for July. He told the press at the time that it was going to be an intimate event with friends and family:
“Honestly, you gotta get a planner and do all that, but we will get it organized. We had a big engagement party on the 31st of December and it was nice, it was like a New Year’s and we had all the family come, 200 people, so it kind of already feels like we did the wedding, so we are just going to do a nice backyard situation.”
It appears Christian Slater’s marriage was indeed a small and intimate event. Congratulations to the new Hollywood couple.
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