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…