Nicolas Cage’s Estranged Wife Reportedly Seeking Spousal Support
Nicolas Cage's estranged wife, makeup artist Erika Koike, believes she's entitled to spousal support, even though their marriage reportedly lasted just four days, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.
Koike reportedly filed the suit in response to Cage's request to have the marriage annulled last month, just four days after they tied the knot in Las Vegas. Cage, according to the gossip website, says he "reacted on impulse and without the ability to recognize or understand the full impact of his actions," adding that the marriage was based on fraud.
Erika disagrees, claiming the Leaving Las Vegas star's actions don't qualify for an annulment. She goes on to allege that 12 days after filing for the annulment, Cage asked her to start again "in the right way," according to Koike's filing, which she says proves their relationship is legitimate.
TMZ says Koike acknowledges in the court documents that the two "aren't fit for marriage and should get a divorce," but that she deserves spousal support because she "lost career opportunities during her long relationship with Cage and her reputation has been damaged by his allegations."
Koike also reportedly wants Cage to pay her legal fees. Cage and Koike began dating in 2018 and were married March 23.
Cage, 55, was previously married to actress Patricia Arquette from 1995-2001, followed by Lisa Marie Presley for several months in 2002 and actress Alice Kim from 2004-2016. Cage and Kim share a 14-year-old son named Kal-El. Cage also has a 28-year-old son, Weston, from a previous relationship with actress Christina Fulton.