Christian Slater Marries Brittany Lopez

Brittany Lopez and Christian Slater

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updated 12/04/2013 AT 8:05 AM ET

originally published 12/03/2013 AT 7:45 PM ET

Christian Slater is married!

The actor, 44, and his girlfriend of three years, Brittany Lopez, tied the knot during an impromptu ceremony Monday at the courthouse in Coral Gables, Fla., Slater’s rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The pair celebrated their engagement this summer with family and friends and had originally planned to have a small ceremony later in the year.

On Monday, they went to the Coral Gables District Court to get their marriage license and spontaneously decided to get married. Afterwards, the newlyweds had a court clerk snap a photo of them.

Brittany Lopez and Christian Slater

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The Nymphomaniac star, who was recently named one of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men Alive, has been splitting his time between Florida – where the couple live and Lopez works as a business development consultant – and Illinois, where Slater is shooting an upcoming ABC show.

“I live in Miami now and, of course, [Mind Games] shoots in Chicago, which is very cold, so now that my blood has appropriately thinned out I’m sure this will run for eight years,” he joked. “Yeah, that will be the irony of it all.”

• Reporting by JULIE JORDAN

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