Slash's soon-to-be-ex-wife says that her split with the former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist is "amicable" and insists that "he's gonna do the right thing for me and his children" in the couple's upcoming divorce proceedings.
Slash filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years, Perla Hudson, in late December, 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.
TMZ caught up with Perla in Beverly Hills this past week and asked her about the breakup of her marriage. "It's pretty amicable," she said (see video below), adding that she still talks to Slash regularly. "We have children together," she said.
Asked how their assets are going to be divided considering that she and Slash reportedly did not sign a prenuptial agreement when they tied the knot in 2001, Perla responded: "I don't know how any of that's gonna work, but I know he's gonna do the right thing for me and his children, as I would do the right thing to him. Like I said, it's amicable, so there's no bad blood — at least not yet."
Regarding the fact that Slash and his reported new girlfriend Meegan Hodges appear to have gotten a matching set of tattoos of GPS coordinates, Perla said: "They can do whatever the hell they wanna do. Whatever." She added that there are no hard feelings at all between her and Slash. "Not at all," she said. "I like [Meegan]. I think she's a nice woman. Everything's really cool and amicable."
She continued: "[Slash and I] had a really long, lasting, loving relationship for a long time. We're best friends, we're business partners, and we just wanna do what's best for our kids."
This isn't he first time things have been rocky between Slash and his wife. 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 told The Pulse Of Radio 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," he said. "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 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 through June.