Nicolas Cage just got married in Las Vegas, but who is his new wife? Meet Riko Shibata.
It’s just been revealed that actor Nicolas Cage got married for the fifth time last month in Las Vegas.
Photos from the event show Nicolas wearing a Tom Ford tux and his new beau sporting a handmade Japanese bridal gown at an intimate ceremony surrounded by foliage and fairy lights.
So who is Nicolas’ new wife? Here’s everything you need to know about Riko Shibata.
Who is Riko Shibata?
Riko Shibata is a 26-year-old woman from Japan.
She’s been shot into the limelight after marrying actor Nicolas Cage, and it appears as though she wasn’t a celebrity before this.
However, her career and background is currently unknown.
To public knowledge, Riko is not on social media and keeps her life very private.
Nicolas and Riko’s relationship explored
After meeting just before the Covid-19 pandemic, Nicolas and Riko’s relationship has certainly been unconventional.
The pair met in Shiga, Japan over a year ago, then they were first spotted on a date in February 2020 in New Orleans before being seen again in New York in March.
However, then the pandemic hit, and Nicolas revealed on his brother Marc Coppola’s podcast that he and Riko have spent most of the past year apart.
“She left New York and went back to Kyoto, Japan, and I went back to Nevada and I haven’t seen her for 6 months,” he said in August.
On the same podcast, he also revealed that they got engaged over FaceTime.
“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,” he said before revealing that he got her a black diamond engagement ring.
“Her favorite color is black so she wanted the black gold, and the black diamond. I customised and personalised it and I actually sent it to her through FedEx.”
Nicolas and Riko got married in Las Vegas
Nicolas and Riko tied the knot on February 16th 2021 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
As reported by PEOPLE, the date was chosen to honor the birthday of Nicolas Cage’s late father.
Riko wore a three-layered Japanese gown as she walked down the aisle to her favorite song, Winter Song by Kiroro, and photos show the pair passionately kissing surrounded by greenery.
“It’s true, and we are very happy,” Nicolas said in a statement to PEOPLE.
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