Some Hollywood celebrities’ marriages linger for decades, while others only survive a few days.
In the latter group is Nicolas Cage. He recently married his sixth wife, and afterward said that this time he “did it right.”
“I’m really happily married,” the 58-year-old actor tells us.
In April 1995, Nicolas Cage, whose real name is Nicolas Kim Coppola, wed Patricia Arquette.
When the two first met in 1987, Cage reportedly proposed right there and then.
Arquette promised Cage she would marry him if he accomplished a list of challenges she believed to be insurmountable.
“I wrote all these things that I thought were impossible: Getting J.D. Salinger’s autograph, a Hill tribe wedding costume, steal me a Bob’s Big Boy statue, all of these things,” Arquette said in November 2018. “A black orchid, all these things.”
To her surprise, Cage completed the list. Although they didn’t get married, they settled on a date. It wasn’t until 1995 that Arquette called Cage and said she was ready to marry him.
They split, and their divorce was finalized in 2001.
As he was going through his divorce with Arquette, he met Lisa Marie Presley. They married in August 2002, two years after they first met. However, their marriage was short-lived as Cage filed for divorce after three months.
“Oftentimes when you have two people who are very strong and their own personalities, and rather intense, sometimes you can have a hard time meshing,” Cage told Barbara Walters in March 2003. “We got into this unfortunate pattern of breaking up and getting back together again.”
Following his divorce from Presley, he met Alice Kim, who was only 19 at the time. He was 40.
After only two months the couple married. One year later they welcomed their first and only child together, Kal-El.
Unlike his previous marriages, Cage said his divorce from Kim was “a shocker.”
“I definitely didn’t see it coming.”
The couple split in 2016 and finalized their divorce later that year.
Cage took a break from dating for a little until he met Erika Koike. The two got married in Las Vegas in 2019 after a year of dating, but after spending only four days as newlyweds they called it quits.
The Oscar winner claimed the two were drunk when they got married and he “lacked understanding of his actions in marrying [Koike] to the extent that he was incapable of agreeing to the marriage.”
He also claimed he wasn’t aware of Koike’s “criminal history” nor was he aware of the extent of her relationship with another person.
He was granted a divorce in June 2019.
He wasn’t prepared to give up despite the fact that all of his previous marriages had ended in divorce.
Cage met Riko Shibata while they were both working on Prisoners of the Ghostland in Shiga, Japan.
Shibata, 27, and Cage’s connection is not well known. According to People, they were first seen together in February 2020 when they visited Cage’s nine-foot, pyramid-shaped mausoleum in New Orleans.
A “very small and intimate wedding” was held in Las Vegas for the couple’s wedding one year later.
Despite all of his prior unsuccessful marriages, Cage recently told the Los Angeles Times that he had a good feeling about this one.
“I’m really happily married. I know five is a lot,” he said, “but I think I got it right this time.”
Cage and Shibata announced they were expecting their first child together over a year after getting married.
“The parents-to-be are elated!” a rep for the couple told People.
This will be Cage’s third child. In addition to Kal-El, he also has a son, Weston, 31, from a previous relationship.
I do hope this marriage lasts not only for Nicolas Cage, but for the child he is now bringing into the world.
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