Hollywood star Christian Slater has begun divorce proceedings to end his five-year marriage to Ryan Haddon.

The pair split in January (05), during Slater's run in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST on London's West End, amid rumours Haddon was sick of the actor's non-stop partying.

The producer was also keen to move back to Los Angeles with their two young children, whereas Slater wanted to stay in England - according to reports.

Just last week (15FEB05) the TRUE ROMANCE star expressed his determination to reconcile with Haddon, insisting, "I am naturally extremely keen to make sure everything works for the best."

But the actor filed a divorce petition on Friday (18FEB05), citing irreconcilable differences.

Slater's publicist, EVELYN KARAMANOS, says in a statement, "The mutual decision was reached amicably and they remain committed to raising their two young children together. They ask for the respect of their privacy at this time."

24/02/2005 04:07