Christian Slater had to work hard to convince wife Ryan Haddon to marry him - because she was scared he would succumb to the vices that almost wrecked his career.

The actor had just been released from prison and was sworn off drink and drugs by the time he met Haddon in 1998 - but it took him two years to tempt her down the aisle.

He explains, "I proposed after just one week, but she wasn't going to rush at anything.

"She knew what I had been through and wondered if I would slip back again. So although I knew I'd found the one, she wanted to see how the relationship developed."

09/12/2004 17:41