Christian Slater has been engaged to girlfriend Brittany Lopez since February, but apparently the couple got a little impatient and decided, what the hell, why not go off and get eloped? That’s exactly what they did on Monday while down in Florida.
The actor, 44, and his girlfriend of three years, Brittany Lopez, tied the knot during an impromptu ceremony Monday at the courthouse in Coral Gables, Fla., Slater’s rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
The pair celebrated their engagement this summer with family and friends and had originally planned to have a small ceremony later in the year.
On Monday, they went to the Coral Gables District Court to get their marriage license and spontaneously decided to get married. Afterwards, the newlyweds had a court clerk snap a photo of them.
I’m not sure why the backyard wedding got panned – maybe their families were fighting or things were too expensive or they realized how dumb it is to go through so much trouble for a single day when they just love each other and wanna call each other “Mr.” and “Mrs.”. Either way, I guess some congrats are in order – especially since, lest we forget, Christian originally thought Brittany was a lesbian (watch his Jimmy Fallon interview for more on this).