Hollywood actor Christian Slater has agreed to a trial separation from wife RYAN HADDON - because Haddon refuses to live in England with her husband.

The TRUE ROMANCE star met Haddon in 1998 and they married two years later, after he'd convinced her he would never return to the drink and drugs that almost ruined his career.

But the couple have been bitterly feuding since last summer (05), when they moved to London so that Slater could appear in the West End's hit play ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, reports British newspaper The Sun.

Slater allegedly wants to continue living in Britain to pursue his stage career, while Haddon is desperate to return to America with their two children.

Slater's spokesman says, "They are having a trial separation."

A close friend adds, "Chistian loves England but Ryan never really felt at home. They are both very sad."

24/01/2005 02:55