Slash claims he and Perla Ferrar were never married

Perla Ferrar with Slash, 2014
Perla Ferrar with Slash, 2014 (Image credit: Getty)

Slash claims he and Perla Ferrar were never legally married – and she has no right to a share of his vast wealth following their divorce in 2014.

The Guns N’ Roses guitarist, who wed Ferrar in 2001, says they discovered she was still married to previous partner Carlos Marty when they later applied for dual citizenship for their son, Cash. The forms for a final judgement were reportedly not filed properly, according to TMZ.

Perla, who previously insisted their split was “amicable” says they’d hired a lawyer in 2009 to finalise the divorce, and got a judge make it retroactive to 1994. Her case could also be upheld under a law for “putative spouses”, which means if people have a reasonable belief they are married, a judge can decide to legally divide their assets.

Slash filed for divorce from his wife for the first time in 2010 – but withdrew the case after they worked things out two months later.

Further details will be revealed in due course.

Slash is currently on the road with Guns N’ Roses on their Not In This Lifetime tour.

Meanwhile, a guitar played by Slash during the early days of Guns N’ Roses is expected to fetch up to $80,000 at auction next month.

Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime tour 2016⁄2017

Nov 01: Rosario Estadio Rosario, Argentina
Nov 04: Buenos Aires River Plate Stadium, Argentina
Nov 08: Porto Alegre Estadio Beira-Rio, Brazil
Nov 11: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil
Nov 12: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil
Nov 15: Rio de Janeiro TBC, Brazil
Nov 17: Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Brazil
Nov 20: Brasilia Estadio Nacional, Brazil
Nov 23: Medellin Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Colombia
Nov 26: San Jose Estadio Nacional, Costa Rica


Jan 21: Osaka Kyocera Dome,
Jan 28: Tokyo Saitama Super Arena
Jan 29: Tokyo Saitama Super Arena


Feb 07: Brisbane QSAC Stadium
Feb 10: Sydney ANZ Stadium
Feb 14: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Feb 18: Adelaide Oval
Feb 21: Perth Domain Stadium

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