Nicolas Cage is seeking an annulment four days after he married Erika Koike

Nicolas Cage at The Hofburg in Vienna, Austria

And to think, I wasn’t really happy to cover this Nicolas Cage story earlier this week. I only covered the “Nick Cage is going to marry his much younger girlfriend” story because gossip was weak. Little did I know that the tea would get hot quite suddenly. So, we heard on Monday that Cage had gotten a marriage license in Las Vegas. The plan was to marry his young makeup-artist girlfriend Erika Koike. As it turns out, they got married shortly after securing the marriage license, as peeps are wont to do in Vegas. But the marriage won’t stick – Cage is now seeking an annulment.

Nicolas Cage is calling it quits on his marriage just four days after tying the knot. According to court records obtained by The Blast, Cage filed Wednesday for an annulment with Erika Koike in Clark County, Nevada.

There were stories that the actor had applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas last week, but it turns out he got hitched the same day because a marriage certificate was issued on March 23 for the then-happy couple.

It’s unclear what happened to the newlyweds, but days later Cage now wants out of the marriage. He is asking for a divorce, if an annulment is not possible. The couple has been together since April of last year and surprised everyone when they appeared to be taking their love to the next level. His new bride, who is a makeup artist, has not yet been served with the legal papers. This will be the fourth failed marriage for the 55-year-old movie star.

[From The Blast]

Before all of us get on our high horses and say “this is why you don’t marry some chick in Vegas,” just know that Cage and Koike really were together for about a year. It’s not like he just met her a week ago, although I guess he didn’t know her well enough. There’s some video out there – I can’t find it now? – of Cage and Koike getting into a huge fight around the same time as their Vegas wedding, so maybe they were loved up and they got married and then immediately afterwards, they got into a fight and he was like “annulment please.” Or something, I really don’t know. Godspeed, Erika. You could have been Nick Cage’s fourth wife but you ruined it with your words.

Nicolas Cage at The Hofburg in Vienna, Austria

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. LahdidahBaby says:

    LOL @ “you ruined it with your words.” Story of my life.

    • Mash says:

      right me too… im always like walk away walk away walk awayy (mind screams NO) then says what;s on my mind …… ruins everything LOLOL

      • Still_Sarah says:

        I know, right? Last week, I was thinking to myself “Just stay away from people and for god’s sake, don’t speak to anyone. You are in a crazy place right now. It will pass”

  2. Megan says:

    Messy people are messy.

    • Christina says:

      I used to love Nick Cage at the beginning of his career. He’s such a vapid moron. I wish I didn’t know about his personal life.

      • Jan90067 says:

        One of my favs is “The Family Man”. Watch it every Christmas. Love him and Téa Leoni in it.

        Doesn’t his grown son have “issues”, too?

    • QuidProQuo says:

      Serious question- is drunken marriage consensual?

  3. Sojaschnitzel says:

    He literally looks like he’s crying. The picture just makes me sad. What’s going on with him?

    • Purpleprankster says:

      He’s not crying it’s just his face

      • KidV says:

        That’s so mean. And I literally laughed out loud.

      • CES says:

        Sitting here in a quiet room and I just busted out laughing at this comment

      • guilty pleasures says:

        OMG!! Its. just. his. face.!! Lol!!!
        the pic is indeed sad, she’s clinging to him with a ‘look what I got!’ grin, and he’s all, ‘for the love of God, what have I gotten myself into?’
        I, too, LOVED him at the beginning, Valley Girl anyone?

  4. Vexa says:

    I mean this sucks for the people involved but… it’s been AGES since we’ve had a good quickie celeb marriage/divorce!

    Having said that, I do hope Nic is ok; he looks slightly off in recent photos. I hope this is just fun messy drama and not something more serious.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I am old enough to remember when Cher married Greg Allman and filed for divorce after only nine days. If I remember correctly Allman’s drug abuse was the cause. The National Intruder had a field day for a month on that one.

      • minx says:

        I remember that. I also remember Michelle Phillips marrying Dennis Hopper for about a week. They make Kim Kardashian’s second marriage look lengthy.

      • AnnaKist says:

        And yet, they’re not the quickest of quickie “marriages”. Remember Britney Spears and Jason Alexander?

        Eh, Nic is a bit of a knob. And by “a bit of”, I men “a lot of” a knob.

    • ama says:

      His marriage with Lisa Marie Presley just lasted two years and IMDb still lists Alice Kim Cage as his current wife… they can’t keep up with him!! LOL

      • TheOtherSam says:

        @ama the divorce took 2 years to complete but in reality they only lived together barely 3 months. They were married in late summer and Cage filed for divorce by Thanksgiving.

      • ama says:

        @theOtherSam: oh, all right, thats what I had in mind, when I looked him up on IMDb and was surprised the marriage with LMP lasted “that long”.

    • FluffyPrincess says:

      Don’t forget about, Britney!

  5. smcollins says:

    Man, he is such a mess. Mostly low key messy, but a mess all the same. I keep hoping that he finds his way out of the crap movies he’s been churning out year after year. He’s so talented but is wasting it on going for the paycheck instead of the substance (I guess that happens when you also squander the millions you’ve made, leaving you severely in debt). The last really good movie I can remember him in was Matchstick Men with Sam Rockwell & Allison Lohman, which was like 15 years ago.

    • LaraK says:

      He is one of my all time favorite actors, but he can’t seem to sort out his personal life. He also seems to have horrible taste in women – not that the women themselves are awful exactly, more like he always seems distant, like he’s dating them for their looks (or because of their father), and not because of an actual attraction.
      I’d love to see him actually in love.

    • BrickyardUte says:

      He is in a ton of animated movies. He was in spiderman into the spider verse and teen titans movies. I have young children so we frequent these movies and I always recognize his voice.

    • Anastasia says:

      Leaving Las Vegas was good. Don’t recall when that came out.

    • Sandra Lee says:

      Matchstick Men is one of my favorites! In general, nor just with him. But since then, yeah, I’d say even Alison Lohman has put out a few better movies than him. He’s dug pretty deep of a hole, I suppose. Poor Nick.. although it is hard to feel sorry for someone who wants to bury himself in a million+ dollar tomb.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    Boy, he’s really got it all together, doesn’t he? Yikes.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    Boy, he’s really got it all together, doesn’t he? Yikes.

  8. runcmc says:

    Didn’t Britney Spears have one of these a few years ago too? Man, Vegas really lives up to its reputation.

    • Olive says:

      that was waaaaaay back in 2004

    • Nancy says:

      Ross and Rachel got drunk married in Vegas. Couldn’t get it annulled, so Ross got his third divorce. Sometimes fiction is more amusing than the real deal. He wanted young, she wanted money is my guess. I hope neither one of them gets their wish.

  9. jules says:

    I read that he was a mess in Vegas when they got married, drunk and overheard saying he didn’t want to do it.

    • Esmom says:

      Yikes, that sounds scary and sad. Makes me wonder why she would even want to go through with it knowing he was in that state of mind.

    • Mia4s says:

      There’s video posted below of him definitely intoxicated while applying for a marriage license…so yeah this was a mess even before the ceremony.

      His older son is a mess too. It’s all just a bit too sad to enjoy.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      He said he didn’t want to do it and then she said that she didn’t ask him to when they were getting the marriage license. Yet they still got married days later. Even though neither one of them seems to have actually wanted to.

      • isabelle says:

        Maybe she wanted to take advantage of it? Men aren’t the only only ones that take advantage of drunk people.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        @Isabelle I’m aware of that. She didn’t seem to be pushing him though. After she said that she didn’t ask him to marry her then they could have just left, but he then insists they get the license. Both of them come off very weird in the video.

    • Veronica says:

      Makes you wonder if he’s struggling with addiction issues. He isn’t aging particularly well, which is one thing, but he looks…unkempt to me that seems to highlight his rapid decline in a way that didn’t seem so obvious a few years back.

      • Jenn says:

        Yeah… sallow and waxy, red-rimmed eyes. Doesn’t look healthy.

        On the bright side, I think a lot of it might be that he finally ran out of money? Or stopped spending it like he used to, hopefully?? He’s gotten a lot of procedures and held back time pretty well, and… this might be what he looks like without all that stuff?

        In lieu of elective cosmetic procedures, it *additionally* looks like Cage has embraced the slightly-more-affordable world of makeup for men. My husband — who has beautiful Mediterranean skin, just like Mr Cage here — has been wearing foundation every day, along with patchy-beard-filler and spray-in hair fibers. I looked up some recent photos of Mr Cage, and it would appear he uses all of the same products as my husband (special events only!!). It looks OUTLANDISH.

        I think he grew a beard to hide some weight gain? His beard is naturally patchy, but he’s filled it in (and covered the gray) to match his unnaturally dark hair. Besides not helping him look any younger, it makes his face seem even more ashen than it already looks, I think because of his foundation. It’s very Uncanny Valley. I don’t think he has a stylist.

        If I could, I would tell Mr Cage exactly what I recently told my husband: “Honey, I think it’s time that you learned about bronzer. You honestly look kind of dead.” I also mentioned dewy setting spray, maybe a nice foundation primer.

        In all seriousness, I hope the man is OK. Looks like he might be going through a thing.

        EDITING TO ADD: Oh my god!! His new bride *is* a makeup artist!! She probably showed him how to pencil in his beard in the first place!

    • Kendra says:

      I was thinking it is not possible for him to get an annoulment after a year long relationship but if he was overheard saying he didn’t want to do it while very drunk he might have a case.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Just FYI, it’s possible to get an annulment after 20+ years of marriage, if you have a “good enough” reason for it.

        my aunt got divorced and wanted to get remarried in the church and was able to get an annulment. her reason: her first marriage was “under duress” in the sense that she got preggo as a teen and back then abortion was possible but frowned upon, A LOT, so she got married. had two more kids but eventually got divorced.

      • Olive says:

        @whatWHAT? that sounds more like a church annulment than a legal annulment.

    • Jag says:

      Yeah, I read that he was calling her a gold digger at the same time he was getting the license. I hope that he gets the help he needs, if he needs some.

  10. Darla says:

    He has got to be on drugs, come on.

  11. LT says:

    There is a story about his marriage to Patricia Arquette that they had dated previously (or something) but really weren’t together when they married. If I remember the story correctly, he had to complete a “quest” of some sort (I think of impossible tasks) before she would marry him. He did, she agreed, and they got married – but because they hadn’t exactly been together, they had not been physically intimate and he was talking about how he wanted to consumate their marriage on their wedding night, though it was a bit of a leap because of their past.

    I know I’m not telling it very well – it was a long, long time ago and I have only a vague recollection, but my point is: he’s always been messy.

  12. Dttimes2 says:

    He is my go to movie watch when im feeling down. I have seen almost every one of his movies : the worse they are, the better they are LOL.

    • JennyJenny says:

      I agree!
      We will watch ANYTHING he’s in just for the sheer enjoyment of watching him. It’s hilarious.

  13. Zip says:

    Apart from him being “under the influence” when applying for a licence and marrying her: Why would a woman even do this? Who – in their right mind – would marry a guy who acts like this?

    • Kristen820 says:

      His behavior reminds me very much of my ex’s. And I would’ve married him in a heartbeat.

      Love is dumb lol

  14. Redgrl says:

    I’ll be the exception here – I can’t stand him and I doubt he’d have the career he has if he wasn’t a Coppola. That said, I hope he gets help because there’s something very wrong going on…

    • Laura says:

      I agree, I never got the appeal and didn’t ever think he was that great of an actor.

      • isabelle says:

        He is OK if the role fits him. Low key, low charisma parts. Lords of War, Coppola, etc…. but he is awful if it say more of C level movie.

    • stormsmama says:

      Ehem ValleyGirl is perfection and will reveal to you why he was destined for stardom. Go watch it and then get back to me

      • launicaangelina says:

        I need to Valley Girl again. Also, Raising Arizona is wonderful. I’ve enjoyed a few of his movies. Moonstruck too!

      • S says:

        Valley Girl will always hold a special place in a my heart, as one of my friends once sneaky-watched it on Cinemax and then painstakingly told a slumber party full of us, myself included, each and every detail. Like, a word for word plot rundown that must have lasted over an hour, and which I can still recall in vivid detail. We hung on her every word for some reason and even asked questions. It was the 11-year-old, girl version of a Ted Talk.

      • Esmom says:

        Hear, hear. I had a VHS tape of Valley Girl and Sixteen Candles that just got worn out from so many viewings with my friends when I was in high school. The music is utterly sublime. It just captures an era so incredibly well.

        launicaangelina, Yes, those movies are great, too, although they don’t hold the same place in my heart as Valley Girl, lol.

        S, that is so damn cute.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        echoing the love for Valley Girl…what a cute, fun movie, and Nic Cage was THE T*TS in that movie. Randy forEVAH!

        and Raising Arizona…that movie is so funny that I literally fell off the couch because I was cry-laughing so hard.

        ETA: and Honeymoon in Vegas! great movie, not so great reality, I guess.

    • boredblond says:

      Pretty sad mess all around. I wonder what his grounds will be..fraud, like Renee Z? For only 4 days she could $eek some compensation in a divorce, but not in an annulment? (asking..)

    • Aren says:

      Oh, he’s a Coppola? Now it all makes sense!
      I never liked him, then I heard that story of Vince Neil hitting a woman in Las Vegas because she had asked Cage’s autograph but nos his.
      I know Nicolas didn’t hit the woman, but I found it telling that he was hanging out with Neil considering how problematic he is.

    • Anastasia says:

      He is only good (IMO) in a few movies:

      Valley Girl
      Moonstruck
      Raising Arizona
      Leaving Las Vegas (kinda)

      That’s it.

  15. Michelle says:

    He looks like he’s just been dug up in that photo. What happened to him?

    • Juls says:

      Right?! The only thing that shocks me about this story is that he’s ONLY 55! He looks 20 years older than 55, easily.

      • S says:

        You should see the photos of him when he applied for the license that are floating around (I just Googled). Compared to those he looks positively gorgeous and put together in the ones shared here.

  16. Adrien says:

    I don’t know what this Erika Koike really looks like. Every tabloid or gossip site I read has a different picture of Erika. Like they don’t care and cannot be bothered to confirm if that’s Nic’s fiancé. It’s just some random lady who happens to be with Nic at that time.

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      I actually had the chance to meet the two of them on Tuesday. The person that was with them (manager? handler? I’m not even sure) told me that they all had a picture of an ex-girlfriend in the coverage making the rounds.

      Anyway, he seemed really low key and nice when I met them. I was actually pleasantly surprised by that.

  17. Lesanne says:

    Get thee to rehab now!

  18. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He looks like he belongs in Transylvania with Bram Stoker.

  19. S says:

    Well, she IS his 4th wife, what with him marrying her and all. Now, she’ll just be his 4th EX-wife, as well. At least she’s out of her teens … Unlike his last ex-wife when they married. Really shocking that Nic Cage is a poor romantic partner given his completely stable and normal acting choices, not to mention other seriously messy personal life details (buying a private island he couldn’t afford, tax evasion, etc.)

    • Patty says:

      Right. She is his 4th wife. He seems unstable so it’s possible that he may withdraw the petition; or I guess she’ll be his 4th ex-wife real soon. Anywho, I just watched Gone in 60 Seconds and that movie is such hammy glorious mess.

      • S says:

        He definitely could withdraw it, but the first story I saw on this said he was asking for an annulment, and if that was denied, he wanted to file a divorce petition, which seemed pretty final. But, then again, clearly Mr. Cage isn’t the best decision maker. I mean, just look at … Every move he’s ever been in and, you know, the rest of his life.

    • Olive says:

      if he successfully gets an annulment she won’t be his ex-wife because it means the marriage never happened.

  20. adastraperaspera says:

    I watched Moonstruck again recently. Can’t believe this is how Nic turned out. Sad.

  21. bros says:

    ok if she is a makeup artist, tell me why her face shade is like grey matte compared to the rest of her. She is evidently not very good at her job because her foundation is all kinds of wrong.

    • Redgrl says:

      Apparently she’s not a make up artist, that’s supposedly a cover for her true profession which is supposedly shady. Whatever that means…apparently he was ranting about her ex being a “druggy” and her stealing “all my money” when they went to apply for the marriage licence – so whatever it is the whole situation looks like a sad sorry mess…

  22. Robert Boyd says:

    Dumb dad joke: I guess there was no HONEYMOON IN VEGAS.

  23. Sam says:

    It Could Happen To You is a great movie.

  24. Vanessa says:

    Raising Arizona, and Moonstruck— two of my favorite movies. He’s just so weirdly entertaining.

  25. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Wow, this shows how out of the loop I am on Nic Cage news. I thought he was still married to the OTHER much younger woman with whom he has a kid they named Kal-el (after Superman no less). 🤷🏽‍♀️

  26. Mle428 says:

    I worked in the film industry when he first married his last wife. We were trying to secure a location for one of his films (I can’t recall which one) and it had to have a helipad so he could fly to and from set because his super young wife (I think she was 20 at the time) was in their home in Orange County with their new baby. He wanted to be able to get from set to home quickly. It was a pain in the a** trying to sort that out. I was 23 and remember being grossed out by their age difference, because at 23 anyone older than 30 is old AF. Lol Now I live in OC, and hell yes I’d take a chopper over OC to LA traffic!! 15 years later, I’m like….I totally get it, Nic Cage. 🤣

  27. YankLynn says:

    Wow, that video linked above is very sad and yeah makes the annulment totally understandable now. Under the influence, angry and arguing with his girl about old boyfriends and his own dire thoughts — what a lovely memory of getting our marriage license darling :)

  28. K says:

    Don’t go to Vegas (as a tourist–locals, I feel for you.) Just don’t. People go there to be messy and make mistakes they quickly regret. Someone please tell Nic Cage that marriage is OPTIONAL and one of the least logical things to do while drunk off your ass.

  29. Olive says:

    the weird footage of them applying for the marriage license while he’s drunk and telling everyone she has a drug dealer boyfriend is from TMZ but it’s still up on the daily mail.

  30. Nancypants says:

    Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Peggy Sue Got Married, Windtalkers but smokin’ hot in Con Air.
    Remember Con Air? Everyone should see that.
    Matchstick Men is lesser known but really worth watching.
    My daughter loved him in Ghost Rider.

    He’s always been odd. He collected weird stuff too and I remember he had to sell a lot of his stash and estates like the one in New Orleans.

    I hope he pulls his sh*t together because I’d hate to lose him.
    I already lost K. Spacey – as if I know these people – but it feels like it.

  31. Jerusha says:

    He was so good in Raising Arizona, Peggy Sue Got Married, Moonstruck. I know it’s on him, but it’s sad how his personal life turned out.
    He’s practically a resident of Mobile now since he’s made so many straight to video movies here. The word from everyone who’s met him is that he’s a really nice guy. As I said, sad.

  32. Hmmm says:

    Young Nicolas cage looks like Robert Pattinson. That’s all.

  33. Prissa says:

    I’m surprised no one mentioned Leaving Las Vegas. Tragic, depressing movie but I thought he was great in it.

  34. Anastasia says:

    First, he really needs to go to rehab or a spa or something, because I think he COULD look better than this. Maybe. He needs to get his health sorted out (physical and mental).

    Second, it always amazes me when people his age and older (mid-50s and up) act like this. I always think people in late middle age and up should know better by then, but I guess not.

  35. Ksweet says:

    He’s a wolf who chewed his arm off. Duh.

  36. Other Renee says:

    I had an on and off boyfriend for three years. He had issues with commitment to say the least. One day, his close (older) relative told me to “throw him in the car, drive to Vegas” and basically strong arm him into marriage! At that moment I realized that if I had to do that to a guy, he wasn’t the guy for me. And I left him. Met Mr. Other Renee a few months later and he had absolutely no problem with commitment. I’m so happy I listened to my instincts. My husband is a thousand times the man the other idiot was.

    Sometimes I think people marry like Nic Cage did without any real desire to do so. They get talked into it in a moment of weakness and maybe even think “It’ll be ok.” Til they realize “Ruh Roh. What was I thinking 🤔!”

  37. Littlefishmom says:

    I don’t understand how anyone marries him in the first place.

  38. BookOwl says:

    He’s only 55?! Those pictures are not kind.

  39. Athyrmose says:

    The blinds are saying that she was a sex worker, and that he’s just finding out about it now.

    I support sex workers, BTW, so there’s no shade here.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      Outing people as sex workers without their consent is still violating and unethical behavior though, even among those of us who support sex workers. Same with leaking nude photos and sex tapes of people without their consent, even when we’re sex-positive. The other problem is that it may not even be true, since it comes from shady, sleazy blind gossip sites that have no problem spreading inaccurate information about heavier subjects like abuse.

  40. Pip says:

    Wild at Heart is still one of my all-time favourite movies – surprised that no-one else has mentioned it.

    Sad, messy story but at least it’s distraction from the current dumpster fire of UK politics ….

  41. matahari33 says:

    She looks like Momo

  42. The Voice says:

    I had no idea he was divorced from Alice Kim! Now I have to go read up about it. I used to love Nic Cage but his personal life is super messy.

  43. SJR says:

    ConAir, Moonstruck, Raising Arizona, Face Off…all enjoyable movies.
    I feel sorry for Nic Cage, his personal life/relationships seem exhausting. OTOH, some folks look for drama, drama, all the time.
    Be careful who you marry people.

  44. Carrie says:

    Ah. Nic has Venus in Aquarius conjunct saturn. He likes to commit. He would marry everyone if he could for 5 minutes at least probably. Add in his Venus square Neptune and here we are… merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream for Nic when it comes to marriage.

  45. Anare says:

    He looks like a vampire.

  46. GMonkey says:

    I enjoy his outrageous overacting. I also loved him in Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Leaving Las Vegas.

    My holy grail favorite movie with him is Vampire’s Kiss.

    If you want a good laugh, check out the youtube compilation video of Nic Cage Losing His Sh*t. It is honestly one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen. Sometimes, when I’m angry and want to throw a temper tantrum, I watch this and laugh and remember how ridiculous people are when we throw tantrums and I get over it.