Nicolas Cage just got married to Riko Shibata after spending most of the pandemic apart. Here's a timeline of the relationship.

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Riko Shibata and Nicolas Cage
Riko Shibata and Nicolas Cage attend the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 8, 2020. Michael Kovac/Getty Images
  • The couple first met in Shiga, Japan over a year ago but spent most of the pandemic apart.

  • Cage proposed to Shibata through FaceTime and FedExed a ring to Japan after she left New York.

  • Nicolas Cage married Riko Shibata at the Wynn Las Vegas on February 16, his late father's birthday.

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Nicolas Cage just married his fifth wife, Riko Shibata.

Cage, 57, and Shibata, 26, first met in Shiga, Japan, more than a year ago and were first seen together in January 2020 while visiting the pyramid tomb that the actor famously bought for himself in New Orleans in 2010.

They were also seen together in New York in March 2020. However, Cage told his brother Marc Coppola on his Q104.3 New York radio show that they had spent most of the year apart due to COVID-19.

He said: "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 also revealed that they had gotten engaged over FaceTime. He said: "I got her a black diamond engagement ring. 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."

The couple tied the knot on February 16, a date chosen to honor Cage's late father, August Coppola, an academic, author, film critic and advocate for the arts, who died of a heart attack in 2009 and whose birthday was on the same day, Hollywood Life reported.

They chose to get married in the outdoor Primrose Court area of the Wynn Las Vegas, according to images from the ceremony, a luxury hotel where weddings can cost between $1,590 for an 'elopement affair' and $29,990 for an 'elegant affair,' the Daily Mail noted.

Cage wore a Tom Ford Tuxedo while Riko wore a traditional bridal three-layered silk kimono handmade in Kyoto, People added.

The bride walked down the aisle to her favorite song, Winter Song by Kiroro, in a very small and intimate ceremony which included "traditional Catholic and Shinto vows with poetry from Walt Whitman and Haiku sprinkled in," a rep told Hollywood Life.

Cage has been married to four different women before. He was married to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001, Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004 and Alice Kim from 2004 to 2016, who remained a good friend of the actor and attended the latest wedding ceremony.

In 2019, he married Erika Koike but asked for an annulment four days later. He has two children, the oldest of whom, Weston Coppola Cage, from his relationship with Christina Fulton is four years older than his new wife.

Nicolas Cage, was most recently seen in Netflix's 'History of Swear Words' and is set to play Joe Exotic of Tiger King in the Amazon adaptation of the cult series.

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