Nicolas Cage, 57, is expecting his third child with his fifth wife Riko Shibata, 27

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Nicolas Cage is 57 years old. He has an Oscar and a home in Las Vegas. He owns a menagerie of birds, cats and lizards. He believes/knows that his cats are his best friends. He is on his fifth wife: a 27-year-old Japanese woman named Riko Shibata. They met in Japan, while Nic was there working. Riko is an actress too. They got married last year, during the pandemic, and he’s been bringing her out to some of his events. They even did a magazine cover together last year. I have no idea how their marriage works, but it’s not even about the age difference. I just don’t really know how any woman could live with him for any length of time. Maybe his cats are really cool! I hope so. In any case, the Crow Coppola is going to have some company: Nic and Riko are expecting.

Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata are adding a little one to their family. The couple is expecting their first baby together, a rep for the couple confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. This is Cage’s third child as he is already dad to sons Kal-El, 16, and Weston, 31, from previous relationships.

“The parents-to-be are elated!” adds the rep. Cage, 57, tied the knot with his wife during a “very small and intimate wedding at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas” on Feb. 16 of last year, honoring his late father’s birthday.

“It’s true, and we are very happy,” he told PEOPLE in a statement at the time. The couple met in Shiga, Japan, through mutual friends while Cage was filming Prisoners of the Ghostland.

Cage and Shibata, 27, who is also an actress, made their red carpet debut last July at the premiere of Cage’s film Pig.

[From People]

Good for them, I suppose. I don’t think I realized/remembered that Weston is actually older than Nic’s current wife. Weston has had some problems in his life, but he and Nic have always been pretty tight. I don’t know if Nic has much of a relationship with Kal-El, and I think Kal-El and his mom might live in LA? Again, I don’t know. Wishing everyone a lot of luck! Also: Nic is truly part of the awards season. He’s gotten such good reviews for Pig.

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin chat with owner Craig Susser as they leave Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood

Nicolas Cage and girlfriend Riko Shibata use hand sanitizer amid Coronavirus outbreak in NYC

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  1. ccsays says:

    Jeez, she looks about 17!

  2. M says:

    She looks like his minder, not his wife.

  3. Sarah says:

    Particularly in the street photo at the bottom I”m really getting father-daughter vibes.

  4. Chaine says:

    I bet he is very weird to have as a dad. He named the previous kid after Superman.

  5. Annaloo. says:

    Gross. He’s a mess, and the state bird of Las Vegas. C’mon, Nic.

  6. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

    His expression like he’s drowning in sorrow while clutching her face in the magazine cover is cracking me up.

  7. Concern Fae says:

    For some women, a much older man can be a good choice. Let us hope it is so for her.

    PIG is an amazing movie and everyone should see it. It is John Wick with a pig, and it also goes places that those movies don’t.

    • Ann says:

      I would say, a much older man never is a good choice for any woman.

      • Itteh Bitteh says:

        Why’s that?

        My SO of 14 years is 16 years my senior, and we met when I was 24. By far one of the healthiest relationships in my life, hands down. You don’t have to like older men, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t “good for” everyone.

      • Chimney says:

        He has money dude. Kudos to Riko!

  8. GossipGenie says:

    His last wife Alice Kim was 20 years younger than him and only 19 years old when they met. He’s got a thing for much younger Asian women and he’s gross.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    His new wife looks like his daughter.

  10. vs says:

    This baby will have nephews and nieces older than he/she is…..amazing! anyway….
    Huge congratulations to them!

  11. Twin falls says:

    He’s a great actor but seems pretty shitty in his personal life.

  12. Joanna says:

    Gross. I’m sorry not sorry but if you go after this young of a woman at 57, you are gross. To me it comes across as a fetish. If physically he’s attracted to Asian women his age, it wouldn’t be so disgusting. But Young Asian women 27 years younger strikes me as a creep w control issues.

  13. Bettyrose says:

    I have no fks left to give about geriatric men bringing babies into the world. There’s worse things in life than being a born a Coppola. Kid might inherit some really creative genes (or have terrible congenital health issues from geriatric sperm bit hey life is a crap shoot).

  14. myjobistoprincess says:

    he definitely has a type. Hope they are happy although the age difference to me is wow. Nic seems like a funny guy in real life, his sense of humor probably makes his charm with the asian ladies. I suspect the guy also has an over the top personality. Good luck to them and congrats on the pregnancy

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I started watching him at his beginnings so I have a soft spot somewhere, but he’s downright crazy no? I mean, come on, Fast Times, Valley Girl, Racing with the Moon (swoon), Raising Arizona, et al (so much entertainment). But the whole Elvis thing is bizarre as is a lot more. Aside from picking apart his personal life, his professional life and his ability to do his job and entertain, he’s successful in my book.

    • Justjj says:

      I think he’s gone bankrupt a few times, has a long history of serious money problems and overspending, five wives… yeah those to me are some red flags for some serious mental health issues

  16. J says:

    Sad cliche. But hope kid is happy

  17. E.D says:

    I don’t mind him as an actor but he’s so ‘shudder’ in his personal life.
    He looks like he’s wearing one of John Travolta’s old (and hideous) wigs in that photo in the leather jacket.

  18. Justjj says:

    Yikes. What could go wrong?

  19. MsGnomer says:

    It’s true. I have a soft spot in my heart for this human. He is just so bananas. In an interview promoting “Moonstruck” he said he was nervous to get into bed naked with Cher. (Very titillating in 1987.) He married Patricia Arquette for six weeks. Or, was it six months? He raised huge centipedes on his front lawn. He ran around with Laura Dern being campy and bonkers in “Wild at Heart.” Actors have said he is the only one doing anything new with the craft of acting. He is a weirdo; He is my people. I hope they have a happy, healthy child.