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Nicolas Cage had surprising reason why it would work out with his fifth wife

Nicolas Cage had surprising reason why it would work out with his fifth wife

Nicolas Cage is hoping it'll be his fifth time lucky in love as he explained something very surprising helped them get together

Nicolas Cage has a surprising reason for why he believes things have worked out with his fifth wife Riko Shibata, who he married back in 2021.

The rich and famous can often have a somewhat tumultuous love life, but Nicolas Cage is one more marriage away from reaching Henry VIII levels with it comes to having a plethora of former partners, only without the whole 'beheading two wives' thing.

Cage first married Patricia Arquette in 1995 before they separated in 2001, and a year later he tied the knot with Lisa Marie Presley before they filed for divorce little over 100 days later, officially separating in 2004.

Later in 2004, the Face-Off star then married third wife Alice Kim, and they had son Kal-El a year later, before divorcing in 2016.

And in 2019, Cage tied the knot with Erika Koike in Las Vegas, but filed for an annulment four days later as he said he was 'too drunk' to be married.

Nicolas Cage and his fifth wife Riko Shibata.
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The 59-year-old then met Riko Shibata, 27, in 2020, having been introduced to her in her native Japan through friends and proposing marriage over FaceTime later that same year.

Speaking to ET, Cage explained the surprising reason he had for thinking that things would work out with Shibata and it was the thing that initially drew them together in the first place.

He said: "We met in Japan and I thought she was stunning when I met her. We had a lot in common.

"She likes animals, too, so I asked her, 'Do you have any pets?' And she said, 'Yes, I have flying squirrels.' She had two sugar gliders, I thought, 'That's it. This could work out'."

Riko may be his fifth wife but Cage reckons he 'got it right this time', telling the Los Angeles Times that 'five is a lot' when it comes to wives, but he's confident this one will work out.

Cage and Shibata were recently pictured together on the red carpet for the premiere of his recent movie Renfield, where the actor plays infamous vampire Count Dracula.

Cage said there was a surprising detail which helped him make a connection with Shibata.
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Movie director Chris McKay recently revealed that Cage was so dedicated to the role that he did his utmost to stay in character as Dracula between takes.

That might have been a bit tricky as the actor explained he 'had ceramic teeth in my mouth the whole time' which made it hard for him to even speak.

Cage also said he'd be up for reprising his role as the vampire in some sort of origin story.

He was nearly cast in the role of another magical creature a long time ago, almost securing the role of layered ogre Shrek.

No, seriously.

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Topics: Nicolas Cage, Celebrity