Nicolas Cage is again “Leaving Las Vegas” hitched.
The 57-year-old Academy Award winner tied the knot for the fifth time to his 26-year-old girlfriend Riko Shibata in Las Vegas on Feb. 16, a nod to the Cage’s late father’s birthday, the actor’s representative Shannon Barr confirmed to USA TODAY Friday.
“It’s true, and we are very happy,” Cage said in a statement.
It appears Shibata has taken on her husband’s famous moniker. A Clark County, Nevada marriage license lists Shibata as Riko Cage.
Cage first announced his engagement to Shibata in August on his brother Marc “The Cope” Coppola’s Q104.3 radio show, where he opened up about his non-traditional proposal amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“She left New York and went back to Kyoto, Japan and I went back to Nevada and I haven’t seen her for six months,” Cage said during his Aug. 24 appearance. “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.”
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Cage said he sent Shibata a “black diamond engagement ring” via snail mail: “Her favorite color is black so she wanted the black gold, and the black diamond. I customized and personalized it and I actually sent it to her Fedex.”
He continued: “So we are engaged but we don’t have a date because of the world we live in currently. I’m hopeful… I would love to have a really beautiful Shinto wedding.”
Cage got his wish. According to Barr, the newlyweds exchanged traditional Catholic and Shinto vows during their intimate ceremony at Las Vegas’ Wynn Hotel. Shibata honored her culture by wearing a handmade Japanese bridal kimono from her native country 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 their 15-year-old son Kal-El. Cage also shares son Weston, 30, with actress Christina Fulton.
Cage’s rep says 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, Jan. 19, 2018. (Photo: Danny Moloshok, Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
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.
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