Nicolas Cage has got married for the fifth time by tying the knot with his girlfriend in a Las Vegas ceremony, it is claimed.
The Oscar-winner, 56, and Riko Shibata, 26, got married at the Wynn casino and hotel, MailOnline reports. A marriage certificate issued in the state of Nevada obtained by the publication states the pair got married on February 16.
Riko, who is four years younger than his first son Weston Cage, is said to have taken the star’s surname. Cage and Riko, who got wed for the first time, applied for their wedding license on January 10, which was also the date she turned 26. The acting legend announced the pair’s engagement in an interview with his brother Marc Coppola’s on his radio show in August.
He said: “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. 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. I got her a black diamond engagement ring. Her favourite colour is black so she wanted black gold, and black diamond. I customized and personalized it and I actually sent it to her FedEx.”
Ceremonies at the Wynn Las Vegas wedding salons can cost up to $29,990. In a brochure, the venue explains to couples: “Your wedding plans may include a simple reception of cake and champagne or a seated multi-course dinner. “Whatever you choose, the catering staff at Wynn Las Vegas will assist you in creating a most memorable celebration.”
Their wedding came less than two years since Cage asked for an annulment four days after getting married to his fourth wife Erika Koike on March 23, 2019. Explaining his decision, The Leaving Las Vegas actor later argued that he was too intoxicated to understand what he was doing.
He also accused Thai restaurant owner Koike of not telling him “the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person”. In video footage showing the moment, the couple went to apply for their marriage license Cage is heard screaming “She is going to take all my money” and “Her ex is a druggy”. And Koike responded by saying: “Baby I am not asking you to do this.”
The star married his first wife Patricia Arquette in April 1995 but the couple divorced in May 2001. He then got married to Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley in Hawaii in August 2002 on what was the 25th anniversary of her dad’s death.
Cage married third wife Alice Kim, who he met while she worked as a waitress in a Los Angeles restaurant, in July 2004, and they had a son, Kal-El in October 2005. They announced they had separated in 2016 after Kim cheated on Cage with a Las Vegas bartender.