“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” star Nicolas Cage and his fifth wife, Riko Shibata, are expecting their first child together. Following confirmation from the couple’s representative, the magazine PEOPLE reported the news on January 6.
In a statement to PEOPLE, the couple’s representative said, “The parents-to-be are overjoyed!”
In celebration of Cage’s late father’s birthday, Shibata, whom Cage met through common acquaintances while on a trip to Japan, will marry the actor in Las Vegas on Feb. 16, 2021. Cage, 58, already has two boys from past partnerships: Kal-El, 16, and Weston, 31. Cage is the father of two sons from his former marriages.
Fans may find it difficult to keep up with Cage’s love life, given his numerous weddings — from Patricia Arquette in the 1990s to Alice Kim in the 2010s — especially given the fact that the 58-year-old actor tied the knot only a year ago.
“It’s true, and we’re overjoyed,” Cage said at the time in a statement to PEOPLE.com.
It is reported by the magazine that Cage met Shibata, 27, while the actor was filming “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” a horror Western that was set in Japan and filmed there.
His romance with Shibata comes after the actor’s brief marriage to Erika Koike, with whom he was wedded for four days in January of this year. The couple, who had been dating since 2018, tied the knot in secret on March 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On March 27, Cage filed a petition for annulment, claiming that he had been inebriated at the time of the ceremony.
“There was a recent separation,” Cage revealed in an interview with The New York Times Magazine published in August 2019. “I’m not really interested in talking about it.” Because of that and the way things transpired, I was extremely upset.”
All of Cage’s prior marriages did not end in divorce.
“Dressed from head to toe in black vinyl, holding a large purple wedding cake,” the actress Patricia Arquette proposed to Cage in 1995. Although there was clearly a lot of passion in their relationship, the couple ended up divorcing in 2001 after six years of being together. Many believe that the pair separated nine months after their wedding, only to officially divorce several years later. These assertions have been refuted by Arquette.
Arquette said to The Telegraph in 2015 that there were instances when the couple didn’t live together because they were arguing. “But it wasn’t as reported, and I didn’t feel that I needed to explain that,” she said. “There were periods when my mother was dying (from breast cancer in 1997), and I was living with her and taking care of her,” recalls the writer. “There were occasions when he was away working on a movie.”
Not long after, Cage remarried, this time to Lisa Marie Presley, who he had met on the internet. It was a close relationship, as the pair separated in 2002 and divorced two years later, in 2004.
When it comes to his first two marriages, Cage has been upfront about them, however, he has stated in interviews with The Guardian that his first two marriages “do not belong on (his) record.”
The connection I felt there (with Lisa) was that I understood the strain that comes with having a well-known name. Another characteristic that Lisa admired about me was that I changed my name – she felt it was the finest thing that had ever happened to me! However, I do not consider those two marriages to be significant because I do not believe they should be included in my official record of accomplishments. I consider the 14 years I spent with Alice and our child, whom we have together, to be my true marriage,” he said in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian.
With his third marriage to Alice Kim, which lasted from 2004 to 2016, Cage has the distinction of having had the longest marriage of any of the Hollywood stars to date. Alice, who worked as a server at the time, was 19 when Cage met her, according to The Guardian. He was 39 at the time of their meeting.
Between Cage and his current wife, who is 31 years his junior in age, the age gap is even more noticeable.
As reported by The Sun, the movie star will announce his engagement to Shibata on the radio show hosted by his brother, Marc Coppola, sometime in 2020.
His ex-wife returned to her native Japan after leaving New York, and he returned to his home state of Nevada. “I haven’t seen her in six months,” he admitted at the time.
It took me till the end of the year to finally say, “Look, I want to marry you,” and we exchanged vows over FaceTime. “We’re incredibly happy together, and we’re really excited to spend that time together,” says the couple.
For Nicolas Cage’s most recent picture, “Pig,” the couple made their red carpet premiere. Because Cage shows no signs of slowing down (he is scheduled to star in four films in 2022), he will undoubtedly find himself with a lot on his plate as a result of his marriage and the birth of his first child.
This is not the actor’s first time in front of the camera, as we’ve previously seen.
Caleb Cage is the father of two sons: Kal-El, who he had with Kim, and Weston, who he had with the model Christina Fulton.
“Having my family with me wherever I travel and whenever I can is always a pleasure. The actor told PEOPLE magazine in 2020, “I want to be there to support my children in all of the beautiful things they do.”