Nicolas Cage has remarried this time in secret and in Las Vegas. The 57-year-old actor has said “yes, I do” to Riko Shibata, an unknown 26-year-old Japanese woman, 31 years his junior. The couple met in Shiga, Japan, more than a year ago and, after six months without seeing each other due to the pandemic, the actor asked for marriage last summer through FaceTime. When she accepted, the protagonist of Leaving Las Vegas sent an engagement ring made up of black diamonds by post.
Although it was not until this past weekend that the news broke, the wedding was held on February 16 in the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas. "It's true, and we're very happy," Cage said in a statement to People magazine. In addition, the date chosen for the ceremony has a special meaning for the actor. "The birthday of the late father of the groom has been honored," added Cage's representative to the same American media.
The bride wore a handcrafted Japanese wedding kimono from Kyoto that required three layers, the last being a deep black color with red trim. Riko left her hair loose and for shoes she opted for the traditional wooden clogs with red straps and white socks. Cage, instead of a kimono as tradition dictates, dressed in a dark Tom Ford tuxedo with a yellow rose on the lapel and a jacket with a glitter print. The actor saw his wife enter to the sound of Kiroro's Winter Song , his favorite song. The couple exchanged traditional Catholic and Shinto vows with poetry by Walt Whitman and Haiku. In the photos of the ceremony she has published People, Cage and passionately kisses his wife under a dome filled with greenery and colorful lights. The couple walked out of the hand-in-hand ceremony before heading to a "little celebration" attended by one of Cage's ex-wives, Alice (with whom he has a good relationship), and their son Kal-El Cage, according to their representative. .
This is the fifth wedding for Nicolas Cage, whose last marriage also celebrated in Las Vegas and in 2019 lasted only four days . It was with the makeup artist Erika Koike, with whom he had been dating for about a year and with whom he starred in several controversies, the first on the same day that they applied for the marriage license and became screaming in a Las Vegas office . Only four days after becoming married, the actor requested its annulment claiming that he was "too drunk" to marry. Three months later he was finally granted a divorce, but not an annulment .
The first time he married was actress Patricia Arquette . Their marriage lasted from April 1995 to 2001. The second was with Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley : they were only together for three months, between August and November 2002. Their divorce ended in 2004. The third, with Alice Kim, has been the longest. They married in 2004 and separated in 2016. With her he had his second son Kal-El Cage, in 2005. The eldest, Weston, was born in December 1990 from his relationship with actress Christina Fulton, and in 2014 and 2016 he made grandfather.