Christian Slater’s New Wife Is 18 Years Younger Than Him

Another celebrity cou­ple has made their May-December rela­tion­ship offi­cial. Ear­lier this week, actor Chris­t­ian Slater, 44, mar­ried his 26-year-old fiancée, Brit­tany Lopez, in an impromptu wed­ding cer­e­mony held at a cour­t­house in Florida. The celebrity cou­ple was orig­i­nally plan­ning to have a proper albeit small back­yard cer­e­mony, but when they went to pick up their mar­riage license, they decided to tie the knot right then and there.

The celebrity cou­ple has been dat­ing for over three years now and first met in the unlike­li­est of ways. Slater revealed that he first approached Lopez because he thought she was propos­ing to her older female lover. “I thought I had just wit­nessed a nice les­bian engage­ment, so I was com­ing over to say con­grat­u­la­tions,” Slater said in an inter­view. It turned out that, because they were in an area that was famous for mar­riage pro­pos­als, Lopez was just jok­ing around with her aunt, try­ing to help her “cap­ture the beauty and the romance of the moment.” They all had a good laugh and it even­tu­ally led to a date, which nat­u­rally evolved into a seri­ous May-December relationship.

This is Slater’s sec­ond marriage—he divorced his first wife, actress Ryan Had­don, in 2007. At 26, Lopez will become the step­mother to his two kids, aged 14 and 12, from his first marriage.


Takeda, A., “Chris­t­ian Slater Mar­ries Brit­tany Lopez in Impromptu Cour­t­house Cer­e­mony,” Us Weekly web site, Decem­ber 4, 2013;

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