A spokesman for the actor confirmed to People that Nicolas Cage and wife Riko Shibata have recently had their first child.
Since being hitched in Las Vegas in February 2021, Cage, 58, has been wed to 27-year-old Riko Shibata, who is also his fifth wife. In January of this year, they revealed they were expecting their first child together after initially meeting in Japan in 2020.
Cage told the Los Angeles Times of his marriage at the time: “I know five is a lot, but I think I got it right this time.” Despite having been married five times, Cage feels he has finally met “the one” in Shibata.
Six months after they originally met through mutual acquaintances, Cage proposed to Shibata over FaceTime on his brother Marc Coppola’s radio program.
“I moved back to Nevada while she left New York and returned to Kyoto, Japan, and I haven’t seen her in six months. I eventually said, “Look, I want to marry you,” and we got engaged through FaceTime because we were so in love and so eager to spend that time together “On the program, he stated. He apparently delivered a black diamond engagement ring to his new fiancée in Japan after that. Lennon Augie is the name of Cage’s pregnant daughter who will be called after his late father, August Coppola, who passed away in 2009. Cage confirmed this during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show in April.
According to People, he told Clarkson, “I’m going to disclose some great news for everyone, I am going to have a little daughter.”
He said, “I’ll call her Lenny for short. Her name is going to be Lennon Augie, Augie after my father.”
At roughly the same time, Cage explained to Access Hollywood how he felt about being a father “Since all of my guys have grown up, I no longer like visiting toy stores. I miss rocking in the rocking chair and singing lullabies. Getting back to that is something I’m eager to do.”
However, it appears today that the couple chose August Francesca Coppola Cage as the child’s name, in keeping with their decision to honor the late actor’s father. This was reported by the Independent.
According to Page Six, the Academy Award-winning actor is also the father of two additional kids, boys Weston, 31, and Kal-El, 16.
Cage’s eldest kid was born when he was dating Christina Fulton, and Superman’s real name, Kal-El, was born to his ex-wife Alice Kim.
Shibata will be the mother of his first daughter. Regarding Cage’s most recent arrival, a spokesperson issued the following statement: “Happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Nicolas and Riko. Both the mother and daughter are healthy “according to The Hollywood Reporter.