Slash, the guitarist of rock band Guns ‘N’ Roses, has accused his estranged wife, Perla Ferrar Hudson, of bigamy.
The rock star, whose real name is Saul Hudson, claims he was never really married to Ferrar Hudson because her divorce from her first husband, Carlos Marty, had not yet been finalized when they got married in 1993. Ferrar Hudson was still legally married when she and Slash tied the knot, according to TMZ. They only found out that the divorce had not been finalized when they applied for dual citizenship for their son, Cash.
The divorce was eventually finalized and made retroactive in 1994, but Slash remains adamant that his marriage to Ferrar Hudson was not binding. The rock star refuses to give Ferrar Hudson a single cent from the millions he earned while they were still together as part of divorce agreement.
Meanwhile, Ferrar-Hudson is not keeping quiet after Slash’s accusation. In an interview, Ferrar Hudson said: “I have no idea why [he would deny the marriage]. It’s very hurtful to me and disrespectful to our children. I gave him 18 years of my life. It’s a bit unexpected and humiliating… It’s quite sad. We got married two times.”
The divorce settlement between the two has been messy because they did not have a prenuptial agreement. Despite that, Ferrar Hudson has been optimistic about the situation. She even said she approves of Slash’s relationship with his girlfriend, Meegan Hodges.
When asked if she was upset that Slash was dating again, Ferrar Hudson told Blabbermouth: “Not at all. I like her. I think she’s a nice woman.”
Ferrar Hudson and Slash first filed for divorce in 2011, but they reconciled a few months later. The guitarist filed for divorce again in 2014, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, according to the Associated Press.
Ferrar Hudson and Slash met at a Guns ‘N Roses concert after-party in the early ‘90s, but they did not pursue a relationship right away. They met again in 1997 and got together.