Nicolas Cage Ties The Knot With 26-Year-Old Girlfriend in Intimate Las Vegas Ceremony
The 'Face/Off' star and girlfriend Riko Shibabta tied the knot on Feb 16.
Nicholas Cage has confirmed he and Riko Shibata tied the knot last month.
The Con Air star gushed that the newlyweds are "very happy" after their "very small and intimate wedding" at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
He told People: "It's true, and we are very happy."
The 56-year-old actor married for the fifth time to his partner Riko — who is 26 — on February 16, in honour of Cage's late father August Coppola's birthday.
A rep for the Hollywood actor told the publication: "The date was chosen to honour the birthday of the groom's late father."
Chilling out: Nicolas Cage with Riko Shibata seen walking hand-in-hand after having lunch in Manhattan's Soho Diner in March 2020.
Cage and his new wife exchanged traditional Catholic and Shinto vows.
And the National Treasure actor wore a Tom Ford tuxedo for the ceremony, while: "The bride wore a handmade Japanese Bridal Kimono from Kyoto that required three layers."
After they said their "I do's", they had a small reception with Cage's ex-wife, Alice Kim, and their 15-year-old son Kal-El present.
According to a state of Nevada marriage certificate obtained by DailyMail.com, Riko decided to take Nicolas’ surname, while the document states that the couple applied for their wedding license on January 10, which was the same day as the new Mrs Cage's 26th birthday.
Nicolas and Riko were first spotted together in February last year, and Cage confirmed his engagement in August.
He said at the time: “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 the black gold, and the black diamond. I customised and personalised it and I actually sent it to her FedEx.”
The marriage comes as the first for Riko but the fifth for Cage, who was also previously wed to Patricia Arquette, Lisa Marie Presley, and Erika Koike.
His last marriage to Erika in March 2019 lasted just four days before the movie star — who also has 30-year-old son Weston with Christina Fulton — asked for an annulment when he claimed he was too intoxicated to understand what he was doing when the pair tied the knot.
The former couple were eventually granted a divorce in June 2019.— BANG
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