Christian Slater Marries Brittany Lopez in Impromptu Courthouse Ceremony
Just married! Christian Slater and Brittany Lopez took a cue from Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell by tying the knot in an impromptu courthouse ceremony on Monday, Dec. 2, his rep confirmed to the Associated Press.
The 44-year-old Nymphomaniac actor and his bride exchanged vows at Coral Gables District Court in Coral Gables, Fla. Slater first confirmed their engagement during a February appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Dating for more than three years, the couple met back in 2009 at Little Palm Island Resort near Miami. "This girl came walking along with another lady, a slightly older lady," the Untamed Heart star recalled of their initial meeting. "I was sitting in my usual spot, eating my oatmeal...and this spot was famous for people proposing to each other. It was very, very nice."
"So she's there, and the next thing I know, she gets down on one knee and proposes to this older lady..." he continued. "I thought I had 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 moment. She was making a joke, and I witnessed it, and it intrigued me, and the next thing I knew, we were hanging out in the Everglades."
This is Slater's second marriage. He was previously wed to Ryan Haddon, with whom he has two kids, Jaden and Eliana; they divorced in 2006.