Nicolas Cage, 57, Gets Married For The 5th Time: Actor Weds 26-Year-Old Girlfriend Riko Shibata

Fifth time's a charm? Actor Nicolas Cage has wed girlfriend Riko Shibata in Las Vegas, as he embarks on marriage number five with a bride 30 years his junior.

Nicolas Cage is definitely the marrying type, with five weddings now under his belt. The 57-year-old actor tied the knot with his girlfriend Riko Shibata, 26. Nic’s rep tells HollywoodLife.com that, “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.” His dad August Coppola was born on Feb. 16, 1934 and tragically died from a heart attack in Oct. 2009.  Nic’s rep noted that, “The couple met in Shiga, Japan over a year ago.” Riko is a native of Kyoto, Japan, and wore a handmade Japanese bridal kimono that required three layers for their small, intimate ceremony. After the happy news was made public, the pair were spotted keeping the romance alive, taking a horse and carriage ride around Central Park.

Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata
Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata are seen during their Feb, 16, 2021 wedding ceremony at the Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photo credit: Shannon Barr/Wynn Hotel.

Nic and Riko were photographed early on in their relationship on dates in New York City just a few weeks before it went into lockdown due to COVID-19, when Riko returned to Japan. The National Treasure star announced their engagement on Aug. 24, 2020 during an appearance on his brother Marc “The Cope” Coppola‘s radio show. The eccentric actor popped the question over FaceTime. “She left New York and went back to Kyoto, Japan and I went back to Nevada and uhm I haven’t seen her for six months and we’re really happy together and we’re really excited to spend that time together so I finally just said look ‘I wanna marry you’ and we got engaged on FaceTime,” the Oscar winner revealed.

Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata
Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata’s 30 year age difference didn’t stop them from tying the knot in Las Vegas on Feb. 16, 2021. They’re seen here on a date in NYC on March 3, 2020. Photo credit: MEGA.

Nic and Riko were photographed early on in their relationship on dates in New York City just a few weeks before it went into lockdown due to COVID-19, when Riko returned to Japan. The National Treasure star announced their engagement on Aug. 24, 2020 during an appearance on his brother Marc “The Cope” Coppola‘s radio show. The eccentric actor popped the question over FaceTime. “She left New York and went back to Kyoto, Japan and I went back to Nevada and uhm I haven’t seen her for six months and we’re really happy together and we’re really excited to spend that time together so I finally just said look ‘I wanna marry you’ and we got engaged on FaceTime,” the Oscar winner revealed.

Due to the fact that they were in different countries, Nic used Fedex to present Riko with her engagement ring. “I got her a black diamond engagement ring. Her favorite color is black so she wanted the black gold, and the black diamond. I customized and personalized it and I actually sent it to her Fedex,” Nic explained.

 

This is Nicolas’ fifth marriage amid his truly wild and epic love life. He was first wed to actress Patricia Arquette, 52, from April 1995 to May 2001. He famously married his idol Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley, 52, in a Hawaiian ceremony in Aug. 2002 after two years of dating. Their marriage quickly fell apart, as Nic filed for divorce four months later in November of 2002. Their split was finalized in May 2004. A month later he married then-19-year-old waitress Alice Kim, 35, on June 30, 2004, just a few months after meeting, when she waited on the then-40-year-old Cage in LA’s Kabuki restaurant. They divorced in 2016 after 12 years or marriage and one son together, Kal-El Coppola Cage, 15.

Alice and Kal were actually present to celebrate Nic and Riko’s new marriage. His rep tells us, “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 last marriage was his shortest, as he wed Erika Koike, 37, in Las Vegas on March 2019, but filed for an annulment four days later. He told a judge that he “lacked understanding” of what was going on when he said “I do” to his girlfriend because he had been “drinking to the point of intoxication.” He was granted a divorce from Erika in June 2019. So far, his marriage to Riko has already lasted longer than his four day union to Koike.

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