Nicolas Cage tied the knot with a woman named Riko Shibata, who is 31 years his junior. Learn more details about the wedding, when Nicolas and Riko met and more.
Nicolas Cage, 57, is “very happy” to be a married man again. The National Treasure star has entered his fifth marriage with a woman named Riko Shibata after tying the knot at the Wynn Hotel on Feb. 16, which Nicolas’s rep confirmed with HollywoodLife. It was a gorgeous affair followed by a celebration that was even attended by Nicolas’s ex-wife-turned-friend, Alice Kim (whom Nicolas shares his 15-year-old son Kal-El Coppola Cage with). Amid the wedding news, Nicolas said in a statement to HollywoodLife, “It’s true, and we are very happy.”
The ceremony was “very small and intimate,” in which “traditional Catholic and Shinto vows with poetry from Walt Whitman and Haiku sprinkled in” were exchanged, Nicolas’s rep also revealed. After the happy news was made public on March 5, the pair were spotted keeping the romance alive, taking a horse and carriage ride around Central Park. You can read on to learn Riko’s age, more details about her wedding and engagement with Nicolas and more:
There Is A Big Age Difference Between Riko & Nicolas
Riko celebrated her 26th birthday on Jan. 10, 2021, making her 31 years younger than her new husband (who is 57 years old). Fun fact — Riko’s birthday is also the day she and Nicolas applied for their wedding license, according to Daily Mail. She is four years younger than Nicolas’s 30-year-old son, Weston Coppola Cage.
Riko’s Wedding Dress Was A Japanese Bridal Kimono
Riko married Nicolas in a Japanese bridal kimono that was handmade in Kyoto, which required three layers, Nicolas’s rep told HollywoodLife. She wore the traditional kimono as she walked down the aisle to her “favorite song,” Kiroro‘s “Winter Song,” to meet Nicolas (who was wearing a tuxedo from Tom Ford).
Nicolas Gave Riko A Unique Engagement Ring
Nicolas revealed how he proposed to Riko while speaking on his brother Marc Coppola‘s radio show in Aug. 2020. “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,” Nicolas told his brother.
As for the ring, Nicolas revealed, “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 [through] FedEx.”
Riko & Nicolas Met Over A Year Ago
“The couple met in Shiga, Japan over a year ago,” Nicolas’s rep told HollywoodLife. Riko also spent much of the pandemic in Japan, which Nicolas revealed in the podcast interview with his brother. “She left New York and went back to Kyoto, Japan, and I went back to Nevada and I haven’t seen her for 6 months,” the upcoming Tiger King TV series star revealed during the Aug. 2020 podcast.
They were first spotted together on a date in New Orleans in Feb. 2020, according to Daily Mail. They were then photographed holding hands in New York City in March of 2020, just weeks before the pandemic shut down the world (you can see this photo above).
Riko Is Nicolas’s Fifth Wife
Nearly two years before Nicolas’s nuptials with Riko, Nicolas married makeup artist Erika Koike — only to ask for an annulment four days later. The actor was also married to three other women: actress Alice Kim, 37 (2004-2016); Elvis Presley‘s daughter Lisa Marie Presley, 53 (2002, and the divorce was finalized in 2004); and actress Patricia Arquette, 52 (1995-2001).