Actor Nicolas Cage has been married four different times in his life. His recent marriage barely lasted a week before they divorced. Now the actor has opened up a bit about it.
In an article for The New York Times Magazine, Nicolas Cage, 55, shared about his divorce from his latest wife. The actor was married to Erika Koike for only 4 days.
Online records from Clark County, Nevada revealed that Cage was granted a divorce from Koike in May. The couple got married in Las Vegas on March 23.
Nicolas Cage at the Alchemy's Los Angeles Premiere Of 'The Runner' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on August 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
Speaking about the short-lived marriage, the starsaid
: “I don’t really want to talk about it. I was pretty upset about that and the way things happened.” On March 28, Cagesubmitted an application for an annulment
from the makeup artist.
The pair had been dating for over a year at the time. Court documents showed that the actor claimed that he and his girlfriend were both intoxicated when they decided to elope.
Nicolas Cage at the closing night reception at Salone del Tronoin Palazzo Corsini on September 12, 2016 in Florence, Italy | Photo: Getty Images
He added that he “lacked understanding of his actions in marrying [Koike] to the extent that he was incapable of agreeing to the marriage.” Other grounds for an annulment were that his wife didn’t “disclose to [Cage] the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person.”
The actor also cited his wife’s “criminal history” as a factor for the annulment to go through. In 2008 and 2011, the makeup artist pled no contest to two DUI charges in Los Angeles.
Nicolas Cage at the German Sustainability Awards at Maritim Hotel on November 25, 2016 in Duesseldorf, Germany | Photo: Getty Images
She was put on probation, sentenced to perform community service, and had to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Koike also had to attend 18-month alcohol and other drug education plus a counseling program.
In 2016, the actor’s ex-wife was charged with a DUI in Las Vegas which she pled not guilty to. She had domestic violence charges laid against her then-husband in 2006.
Nicholas Cage at a `Mandy´ red Carpet at Sitges Film Festival on October 6, 2018 in Spain | Photo: Getty Images
In April last year, the couple was spotted vacationing together in Puerto Rico. The next month they were seen together again while out for dinner in Los Angeles.
Cage married his first wife, actress Patricia Arquette, in April 1995 and they later divorced in 2001. In August 2002, he married Lisa Marie Presley but filed for divorce in November that same year, with the finalization occurring in 2004.
Erika Koike and Nicolas Cage on a date night in Los Angeles on May 20, 2018 Photo: Daily Mail
In 2004, the actor married Alice Kim and the following year they welcomed their son Kal-El. By June 2016, it was confirmed that they’d separated in January of that year after 12 years of marriage.
Cage was willing to settle for divorce from Koike if the annulment had failed to go through.