Christian Slater Marries Brittany Lopez In Courthouse Ceremony
Christian Slater is a married man again after wedding fiancé Brittany Lopez in an impromptu wedding ceremony on Monday.
Slater, 44, who announced the engagement in February 2013, and Lopez, 26, wed in a small ceremony in a Miami courthouse. In May, Slater had said that he and Lopez were planning a small, backyard wedding to take place in July, but it appears those plans fell through. At the time, Slater explained why the couple wanted a small wedding, saying, “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.”
How Slater Met Brittany Lopez
Slater met Lopez, a business development consultant, met three years ago while he was staying at the Little Palm Island Resort in Miami. Slater was enjoying his morning breakfast on a beach known for being a popular engagement spot. Lopez, who lives in Miami, happened to be showing her aunt the beach, and, to demonstrate the magic of the beach to her aunt, she got on bended knee.
“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,” Slater said during an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon after announcing his engagement.
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This is the second marriage for Slater, who was previously married to TV producer Ryan Haddon from 2000 to 2006. The exes have two children, 12-year-old Eliana and 14-year-old Jaden, and, while Slater had been seeking joint custody during the divorce, it is unclear if that ever became a reality.
Slater is currently working on a television drama for ABC, Mind Games, which films in Chicago, so the actor has been splitting his time between Miami and Chicago.
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