Nicolas Cage, 57, ties the knot again: Oscar winner weds Riko Shibata, 26, in fifth marriage
Nicolas Cage is hitchhiking "Leaving Las Vegas" again.
The 57-year-old Oscar winner tied up with his 26-year-old girlfriend Riko Shibata in Las Vegas for the fifth time on February 16, a nod to the birthday of the cage's late father, the actor's rep, Shannon Barr USA confirmed TODAY Friday .
"It is true and we are very happy," Cage said in a statement.
It seems that Shibata adopted her husband's famous nickname. Shibata is listed as Riko Cage on a Clark County, Nevada marriage certificate.
Cage first announced his engagement to Shibata on his brother Marc "The Cope" Coppola's radio show Q104.3 in August, where he talked about his nontraditional proposal amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"She left New York and went back to Kyoto, Japan. I went back to Nevada and I haven't seen her in six months," said Cage during his August 24 performance. "We're really happy together and we're really excited to spend this time together. Finally, I just said, 'Look, I want to marry you' and we got engaged on FaceTime."
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Cage said he snailed a "black diamond engagement ring" to Shibata: "Her favorite color is black, so she wanted the black gold and black diamond. I customized and personalized it and actually sent it to her Fedex."
He continued, "So we're engaged, but we don't have a date because of the world we are in right now. I'm hopeful ... I would love to have a really nice Shinto wedding."
Cage got his wish. According to Barr, the newlyweds exchanged traditional Catholic and Shinto vows during their intimate ceremony at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Shibata honored their culture by wearing a handcrafted Japanese bridal kimono from their homeland, while Cage opted for a Tom Ford tuxedo.
The wedding ceremony was followed by a small reception attended by Cage's ex-wife Alice Kim and her 15-year-old son Kal-El. Cage also shares 30-year-old son Weston with actress Christina Fulton.
Cage's rep said the actor "remains very good friends with Kim".
Actor Nicolas Cage poses at the premiere of "Mandy" during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Friday January 19, 2018.
Cage was previously married to actress Patricia Arquette (1995-2001), singer Lisa Marie Presley (2002-2004) and Kim (2004-2016).
His fourth marriage to makeup artist Erika Koike in 2019 was his shortest: Cage filed for divorce after just four days.
More: Nicolas Cage divorced Erika Koike after applying for suspension due to "poisoning".
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