Inside Nicolas Cage’s Four-day Marriage: Why Did He Request an Annulment?

Nicolas Cage isn’t exactly lucky in love. The 55-year-old National Treasure star has been married an eye-popping four times; the most recent marriage came to an abrupt end Wednesday, just four days into wedded bliss. Cage married Erika Koike, a makeup artist, on March 23rd, but quickly requested an annulment. Cage offered several reasons for his request and also asked a judge to grant a divorce if an annulment is not possible. Cage’s petition was filed in Cook County, Nevada, according to Fox.

How long did Nicolas Cage and Erika Koike date before getting married?

While Nicolas Cage has decided he made a huge mistake marrying his makeup artist girlfriend, the pair have been dating for quite a while. According to the Huffington Post, Cage and Koike dated for at least a year before taking the plunge. The pair were first spotted together in April 2018 on vacation in Puerto Rico. They were spotted together again in May 2018 leaving dinner in Los Angeles.

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Nicolas Cage(Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The pair have remained relatively low key, and not much is known about their relationship. Cage has a long list of relationships that ended in disaster, but the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola has never requested an annulment before.

Why is Cage requesting an annulment?

Cage is leaving nothing hidden during his annulment request. Instead of citing just one reason for the demise of his marriage, he has listed three reasons that an annulment is in order. According to People, Cage has requested the annulment because he was intoxicated at the time of the wedding ceremony and could not understand the long-term effects of his actions. Intoxication is the same explanation Brittney Spears famously used when she married a childhood friend in Vegas in 2004.

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Nicolas Cage (Photo by Garrige Ho/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)

Cage also alleges that Koike did not disclose her relationship with another person before the pair wed. It sounds like Cage found out Koike wasn’t exactly faithful and that may be the reason he wants out of the marriage. That’s not all, though. The Gone in 60 Seconds actor also alleges that Koike has a criminal history. He goes on to claim he had no knowledge of her criminal past and present prior to the marriage. 

How many times has Nicolas Cage been married?

If Cage can’t get the annulment he desires, he’ll add yet another divorce to his long list of failed marriages. The 55-year-old actor has been married a total of four times if you include Koike.

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim
Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Cage first married Patricia Arquette in April 1995. The couple parted ways, and their divorce was finalized in 2001. In 2002 the actor married Lisa Marie Presley, but the union quickly ended in divorce just 108 days later. It took nearly two years for the former couple to iron out their divorce.

In 2004, shortly after his divorce from Presley was finalized, Cage married Alice Kim. Kim, a former waitress, gave birth to the couple’s only child together Kal-El in 2005. The officially separated in 2016 after 11 years of marriage.