The Nicolas Cage’s fondness for weddings. The last, in Las Vegas with his girlfriend Riko Shibata, 26 years old (31 years younger than him) after just a year of relationship. The actor and the young woman met in Japan, her country of origin and it was he who confirmed it after hearing the news. “It is true and we are very happy,” said the interpreter.
Although it has been an intimate ceremony, it has not been secret at all since in 2020 he announced his commitment in the program of his brother, Marc Coppola. Cage said that his partner had returned to Kyoto after spending a few days with him in the United States and he said with great emotion that both were very happy to be able to spend time together. And so it should be because the actor did not hesitate to ask Riko to marry him by telematic means last summer. «Finally I said: Look, I want to marry you. And we got engaged on FaceTime, ”he himself recounted. But there the anecdotes do not end because the interpreter did not hesitate to become an official in engagement by sending the mandatory ring to his girlfriend by parcel: a ring with black diamonds, her favorite color.
The bride has opted for a traditional Japanese kimono, precisely black with red trim, wooden clogs, also with red straps and white stockings. He, in a black Tom Ford tuxedo with the glitter print jacket and a yellow rose pinned to the lapel to match those of the bride’s bouquet, a red and yellow bouquet.
The link was attended by the closest relatives and best friends, among whom was one of the ex-women of the protagonist of ‘Leaving Las Vegas’, Alice Kim, with whom he maintains a very good relationship. He was married to her for twelve years, between 2004 and 2016, and with whom he has a 15-year-old son, Kal-El, who also attended the appointment. However, she is not the actor’s last ex-wife. Cage married Erika Koike in 2019, a marriage that lasted just four days but which brought him not a few headaches since, despite the transience of the union, she asked for child support arguing that the relationship had made her lose professional opportunities and that his reputation had been damaged. Meanwhile, he accused her of wanting to “keep his money” and asked for annulment for having been “too drunk” at the time of the nuptials.
But before Alice Kim, Erika Koike y Riko Shibata, the actor had been married two more times. A journey that began in 1995 with Patricia Arquette. The story, however, had started much earlier. The two had met in 1987 and the interpreter, director Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew, decided to propose that same day, a proposition that she rejected on more than one occasion. A year later, in 1988, Cage was dating Christina Fulton, with whom she had her first child, who has already given her two grandchildren. It took time for him to meet again with Arquette to make her the first of his five wives.
In 2002, he married Lisas Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. A bond that barely lasted 107 days and, although it seemed little, his most ephemeral marriage with Erika in 2019 still had to come. Now, Cage has made his last relationship official. Only time will tell if with the fifth comes the final.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.