Nicolas Cage and his wife show their love, literally. The couple made their first magazine cover in the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine. The 57-year-old actor and Riko Shibata share the images on social media.
In the magazine’s cover photo, Cage and Shibata sit side by side, hugging each other wearing all black outfits. The photoshoot, which was shot in Las Vegas, also features the couple lying in the desert, building sandcastles and posing in a parking lot.
“We were there doing our thing,” Cage said of the last photos. Noah Dillon was the photographer. “We did something historic: shoot in 117 degree weather and build sandcastles. I don’t think it’s been done yet. And Riko loved it!”
Cage and Shibata announced their engagement in August 2020. They got engaged after he asked the question on FaceTime. they had spent six months apart before the engagement. They officially tied the knot in February 2021 at Wynn Las Vegas, making the latest photoshoot even more special.
For the wedding, Shibata wore a handmade Japanese bridal kimono from Kyoto. Cage spotted one sporting a Tom Ford tuxedo. Shibata walked down the aisle to his favorite song: “Winter Song” by Kiroro. During the ceremony, husband and wife exchanged Catholic and Shinto vows which included poetry by Walt Whitman.
Cage met Shibata in Japan, recounting Entertainment tonight from the first time they met, “We met in Japan and I thought she was gorgeous when I met her. We had a lot in common,” Cage told ET. “She loves animals too, so I asked her, ‘Do you have any pets?’ And she said, ‘Yeah, I have flying squirrels.’ She had two flying phalangers … I thought, ‘That’s it. It could work.’ “
Cage has already been married four times. The first was to Patricia Arquette from 1995-2001. He was also married to Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004. Cage also married Alice Kim from 2014 to 2016. His last and shortest marriage was to Erika Koike for four days.