Nicolas Cage & Erika Koike were drunk as skunks when they eloped in Vegas

Nicolas Cage attends the 2019 Lawyer Ball with a beautiful date

As we discussed last week, bizarrely, Nicolas Cage got married and then within days, he filed for an annulment. His new bride is Erika Koike, a makeup artist he was apparently dating for about a year. They apparently got drunk in Las Vegas and while sh-tfaced, they decided to get hitched. Now that they’ve sobered up, they realize it was a huge mistake:

Nicolas Cage claims, in a request for annulment, he was too drunk to make a responsible decision when his new wife suggested they get married. According to Cage’s annulment documents, obtained by The Blast, the “Leaving Las Vegas” star admits he and Erika Koike were “both drinking to the point of intoxication” before participating in a wedding ceremony.

He says he “lacked understanding” of his actions and was therefore incapable of agreeing to a marriage with the makeup artist. Cage now understands he “reacted on impulse without the ability to recognize or understand the full impact of his actions.”

In his request to get the marriage wiped from the record books, Cage also reveals that his wife did not tell him about “the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person,” and believes fraud was committed. Further, he says Koike has an active criminal history that he didn’t know about. We did some digging, and Koike was actually busted for DUI last year in Las Vegas. She pled not guilty to the charge last week, and is due back in court in June.

Since learning about the alleged fraud, Cage says he kicked Koike out of his house, and “made arrangements” for her to stay somewhere else.

[From The Blast]

Just to get this straight, Erika was living with him AND she was seeing someone else AND she had a DUI last year AND they were both drunk as skunks when they got married. I agree, an annulment is in order. They’ll probably get one too, because according to the Blast, Erika isn’t going to fight him on the annulment filing – she apparently believes the whole thing was some big Friends-esque-plotline mistake. From what I understand, an annulment would completely wipe out the wedding/marriage from the books, so we can’t even call Erika his “fourth wife” now or his estranged wife. Also: while I’m glad that they seem to be in agreement on the annulment, I also think it’s a huge red flag that a 55-year-old man got drunk and eloped with his girlfriend and then asked for an annulment. Granted, almost everything about Nick Cage is a red flag at this point.

Nicolas Cage attends the 2019 Lawyer Ball with a beautiful date

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  1. SK says:

    He is a glorious mess.

  2. Melly says:

    I guess Erika gets all this free publicity so she’s probably not stressed.

  3. P says:

    Eloped? Weren’t they seen getting a marriage license days before?

    • Ainsley7 says:

      Yes. From the looks of it they had to have been drunk for a few days. It’s really weird since neither one seemed like they wanted to get married in the video getting the license and they both want the annulment.

  4. Zapp Brannigan says:

    If these two love birds cannot make it work there is no hope for the rest of us.

    Also Leaving Las Vegas was a story line, not a suggestion Nick!

  5. Victoria says:

    Where’s the podcast?

    Glad this dude got out of the haze

  6. Snowflake says:

    In the video of them at the courthouse Nick was talking about her having a drug dealer boyfriend so idk why he still went ahead with it. I don’t think being drunk is an excuse. I’ve been drunk many, many times and thought hey, let’s get married. 55 is def too old to be doing that kind of stunt.

  7. MCV says:

    An intervention should be in order for both of them.

  8. Adrien says:

    There should be an official photo of Erika Koike. Tabloids shouldn’t assume a random Asian papped with Nic is Miss Koike. Not all Asians look alike. Or maybe she’s a truly talented makeup artist.

    • Nikki says:

      Okay, THANK YOU! Every picture I see of this women…she’s different! And from the video of them in the courthouse too…is it really the same person?

    • Parigo says:

      Super confused by the first photo. Looks totally different from woman in the sequined dress. But with her blouse open like that she does look a mess.

    • They have sort of similar features… the lower lip, the long thin nose. It’s that thing where people are attracted to someone who looks like them, and end up looking a little like brother and sister… except, he’s so much older, he just looks like her dad.

      Also, yeah… I think I’d rather stay married, or get a divorce, than publicly admit I got drunk and didn’t know I shouldn’t get a quickie marriage, at his age.

    • lboogi says:

      The woman in the first picture with the skirt can not be the same girl…. like at all… right? I see two different face shape, eye shapes, noses, etc…

      • Grems says:

        Yeah, and the one in the pics at the courthouse is another woman entirely, all their noses are completely different – so different there’s no way it could be “just makeup”.

  9. Chaine says:

    Doesn’t he still have a minor child? Needs to give up the booze and the floozies and be a dad to his kid.

  10. Sam says:

    He looks haunted. Must be all the dinosaur ghosts in his house.

  11. Smee says:

    I they need a lead for a Bela Lugosi bio-pic….

  12. Anastasia says:

    He makes the same face in every picture! Like he’s slightly startled.

    He REALLY needs to get his shit together.

  13. whatWHAT? says:

    she’s got more than DUIs. Heard on the radio this AM that she also has a domestic violence arrest and an assault arrest…apparently she beat the crap out of some woman.

  14. Jen says:

    I was drunk for the bulk of my college years and never once ended up married (while drunk). So…yeah. Also, his face is a testament to the effects of hard living. Yikes.

  15. Kathryn says:

    That girl in these pictures just on height alone is not the same one in the messy Vegas video….

  16. LondonLozza says:

    The Mr and I got married in Vegas (we really didn’t want the ratamataz of a full blown wedding) … and we had to go to the marriage license office and register in order to make it all legal before a legally binding ceremony took place.

    EVERYWHERE in the office there are signs saying “we won’t issue a marriage license if you are, or appear to be, intoxicated or under the influence of drugs”.

    So riddle me this, who issued them with a legally binding marriage license?!!

  17. Lea says:

    BG says she is an escort. My opinion is that she kept her real boyfriend on the side while getting some money from Nicholas Cage and all hell broke loose after they got married.

  18. Bella Bella says:

    He looks like he is at least 10 years older than 55. Stop drinking, Nick.

  19. Raina says:

    Yeah I would probably leave Las Vegas (lol, sorry) and stay out if I were Cage.
    What happens there seems not to stay there either.