January 2, 2015

Slash and his longtime wife, Perla Hudson, are splitting up after 13 years of marriage.


According to TMZ, the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences” and is asking for joint custody of their two sons: 12-year-old London and 10-year-old Cash. He lists June 15, 2014 as the date of their separation. 

This isn’t he first time things have been rocky between the couple. In 2010, Slash (whose real name is Saul Hudson) filed for divorce from Perla, but decided to give their marriage another shot two months later. The following year they renewed their wedding vows. 

Around the time his second son was born, Slash said that becoming a family man helped settle him down: “I never actually was one of those guys that said I’m gonna be single forever and never have children. I just never made plans for it, so when it happened, it was, like, at the perfect time in my life. It’s like, if it had happened a second earlier, I couldn’t have handled it, ’cause I was too out there. Then when the kids came, it actually sort of secured me, more than anything.”


Slash, meanwhile, is busy in his professional life. He will receive the Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards on Saturday, January 24th in Anaheim, California. Previous recipients include Todd Rundgren, Peter Gabriel and Neil Young.

  • Slash has been performing as Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Last September the band released the album, World On Fire.
  • Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will be on the road from February through June of 2015. ​