Hollywood star Nicolas Cage confirmed his actor wife Riko Shibata’s pregnancy with their first child together.
A spokesperson for Cage confirmed the couple’s pregnancy to CNN on Jan. 7 on the actor’s birthday. Cage and Shibata reportedly met through mutual friends in Shiga, Japan, while he was filming his 2021 action thriller film “Prisoners of the Ghostland” in 2020. The two later were married during a small ceremony in Las Vegas on February 16, 2021, according to People. “We met in Japan, and I thought she was stunning when I met her,” Cage told Perthnow. “We had a lot in common. She likes animals, too, so I asked her, ‘Do you have any pets?’ And she said, ‘Yes, I have flying squirrels.’ She had two sugar gliders. I thought, ‘That’s it. This could work out.’”
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The couple got engaged on FaceTime during their long-distance relationship, wherein Shibata resided in Kyoto and Cage in Nevada.
“I got her a black diamond engagement ring,” Cage explained. “Her favorite color is black, so she wanted the black gold, and the black diamond. I customized and personalized it and I actually sent it to her FedEx.”
Recently, the couple posed together while wearing Tom Ford for the cover of the Oct. 2021 issue of Flaunt.
Cage, who is 31 years older than his fifth wife Shibata, will become a father for a third time and has two sons from previous relationships: Weston Coppola Cage, 31, with ex Christina Fulton and Kal-El Cage, 16, with ex-wife Alice Kim, according to Hello!