NICOLAS CAGLE is under fire for his relationship to Riko Shibata (who is 30 years his senior) after it was revealed that the couple had welcomed their first child together.
In Las Vegas, the actor tied the knot with his fifth wife in a secret ceremony.
Nicolas’ rep confirmed to PEOPLE Thursday that they are expecting a baby.
He will have his third child as the actor has two other sons, Ka El Coppola (16 and Weston Coppola 31).
The rep said: “The parents-to-be are elated!”
Nicolas and Riko got married on February 16, 2021. “very small and intimate wedding at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas,”According to a rep for film star.
Nicolas found the date significant because it was August Coppola, his late father.
“It’s true, and we are very happy,”The actor spoke out to PEOPLE at the time in a statement.
The couple is delighted with their nuptials, as well the news of their pregnancy. However, the fans seem to have reservations about the idea.
Nicolas’ youngest child is four years older that Riko.
Reddit users slammed Nicolas as “gross”His relationship with his younger wife.
“He looks old enough to be her grandfather,”One commenter wrote.
Reddit user “him” wrote a post about their wedding in an older Reddit post. “creepy,” writing: “He never looked all that creepy to me until I read this. Ew.”
Another joke: “Excuse me where’s Mr. Cage? Oh, he’s attending the birth of his next wife.”
The third user is a critic: “He keeps getting older but they stay the same age.”
NIC AND RIKO’S ROMANCE
Through mutual friends, they met in Shiga in Japan in 2020.
The actor was present to film Prisoners of the Ghostland.
Nicolas and Riko made their cover debut in a magazine as a couple, when they posed for a photo. FLAUNTIn October 2021.
They walked the red carpet at the 2021 GQ Men of the year party in West Hollywood, California, the following month.
Riko also acts as an actress.
They made their red carpet debut as a couple in July 2021, at Nicolas’ premiere of Pig.
He announced their engagement in 2020 on Marc Coppola’s radio program, shortly after Riko visited New York.
“She left New York and went back to Kyoto, Japan, and I went back to Nevada and I haven’t seen her for six months,”He said.
“We’re really happy together and we’re really excited to spend that time together so I finally just said ‘Look, I wanna marry you’ and we got engaged on FaceTime.”
Nicolas and Riko met for the first time in February 2020. He took her to New Orleans where he bought a monument for himself a decade prior.
This is far from the actor’s first wedding.
He has been married 4 times in the past.
Nicolas was married from 2004 to 2016 to Alice Kim. They share son Kal-El.
From 1995 to 2001, he was married with Patricia Arquette.
He also married Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s child. However, they divorced after only two years.
Nicolas married Erika Koike for a few days in 2019.
He shares his eldest child, Weston, and a woman called Christina Fulton.
However, the couple never got married.