A-lister Nicolas Cage has tied the knot for a fifth time with Riko Shibata. Look back on all of his high-profile marriages, from Lisa Marie Presley to Patricia Arquette.
Nicolas Cage, 57, is certainly no stranger to heading to the altar. The The A-list actor became a married man for the fifth time in February 2021, after he tied the knot with his girlfriend of one year, Riko Shibata, 26. The newlyweds confirmed the exciting news on March 5, with a rep for the Oscar winner telling HollywoodLife that the pair were very happy. “On February 16, 2021, Nicolas Cage married twenty-six year old Riko Shibata in a very small and intimate wedding at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The date was chosen to honor the birthday of the groom’s late father.” Nic’s dad, academic, author and arts supporter August Coppola, was born on February 16, 1934, and tragically passed away from a heart attack in October 2009. It’s clear this date meant a lot to the actor, who has been married four times before. Look back at all of the women he wedded, and later divorced.
Nic and Riko said their ‘I do’s just one year after they started dating. Their February 2021 wedding reception blended American and Japanese cultures, and Nic’s former wife of 12 years Alice Kim, 35, was in attendance, along with their 15-year-old son Kal-El Coppola Cage. “After the wedding, the happy couple was joined for a small celebration attended by Nicolas’ ex-wife, Alice (who he remains very good friends with) and their son Kal,” Nic’s rep told HL, adding, “The couple met in Shiga, Japan over a year ago.” They were first spotted together in New York City in March 2020. When COVID-19 home lockdowns went into effect, Riko returned to Japan and the pair remained in touch via FaceTime — which is how Nic proposed to Riko. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Nicolas was married to makeup artist Erika Koike for just four days in 2019. The pair dated for one year before they headed to the altar, however Nic requested an annulment just four days after they tied the knot. The actor claimed he was “too drunk” to get married, and that he “lacked understanding of his actions in marrying [Koike] to the extent that he was incapable of agreeing to the marriage,” per court documents obtained by The Blast. It was reported that she opposed the annulment, however the Oscar-winner was legally granted a divorce two months later. He opened up about the split in a 2019 interview with The New York Times Magazine. “There was a recent breakup, I don’t really want to talk about it. I was pretty upset about that and the way things happened,” he said at the time.
Nic’s longest relationship was to fellow actor Alice Kim, whom he was married to for 12 years. The couple, who share a 15-year-old son, tied the knot in 2004 and were together until their split in 2016. The pair reportedly met when a 19-year-old Alice was working as a waitress in Los Angeles — she was 20 years Nic’s junior. “When my mother-in-law came to the house for the first time, before even hello or nice to meet you, all I got was, ‘she too young!’ And so I knew this was going to be an uphill battle,” Nic told The Guardian in 2013. Nevertheless, they called it quits in 2016, but have remained on friendly terms.
Lisa Marie Presley
Nicolas was married to Elvis Presley‘s daughter Lisa Marie Presley, from 2002 to 2004. She opened up to Larry King in 2003, telling the TV host that she and Nic had “similar situations, similar backgrounds.” She added, “So we connected, we had a great connection. We were both a bit – we’re sort of these gypsy spirited, you know, tyrannical pirates. And one pirate marries another they will sink the ship basically is what it comes down to.” Lisa continued, “It was kind of one of those things where you marry someone hoping that you’re going to either stabilize it or it’s going to, you know, accentuate all that was going on prior to what was problematic. So it kind of did the latter, that’s all.” Much like Nic, Lisa has also been married multiple times, including to the late music icon Michael Jackson.
Nicolas’ first marriage was to fellow A-lister Patricia Arquette. The pair infamously wed in a 10-minute ceremony in 1995, after first meeting in the late ’80s. Despite rumors the pair separated early on in their marriage, the actress later denied those claims. “There were times when we weren’t living together because we were fighting, but it wasn’t as reported and I didn’t feel that I needed to explain that,” she toldThe Telegraph in 2015. “There were times when my mom was dying [from breast cancer in 1997] and I was living with her, taking care of her. There were times when he was away working on a movie. It was our thing. I still don’t feel like I owe it to anyone. It’s funny when people are so wrong, and they put you in this position and decide who you are.” The couple divorced in 2001.