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How old is Riko Shibata? Nicholas Cage and wife announce baby news

Mafalda Costa January 7, 2022
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Hollywood star Nicolas Cage and his fifth wife, Riko Shibata, have announced they are expecting their first baby together, prompting fans to wonder what their age difference is. Let’s take a look…

Shibata and Cage made their red carpet debut as a married couple in July 2021.

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How old is Riko Shibata, Nicolas Cage’s fifth wife?

The Academy Award winner made his red carpet debut with wife Riko Shibata on Tuesday, 13 July 2021 at the premiere of his film, Pig, at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles.

Since the couple married in February 2021, the age difference between Riko and her husband has been a topic of discussion (and gossip) among fans. The couple married at the Wynn Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Hello magazine reports Riko Shibata is 26. However, AReal News claims Shibata was born on 10 January 1993 in New York City, which would make her 28. This week, The Sun reports Shibata is 27 years old, so that’s the age we’re going with.

By the way, Cage turned 58 today (7 January 2022). Happy birthday, Nic!

So if Shibata is 27 she is 31 years younger than Cage as we publish this story – if our maths is correct – and also younger than his son Weston, 30.

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The Ghost Rider actor has been married four times before – to Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette, 53, Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley, 53, Erika Koike, 38, and Alice Kim, 37, with whom he shares 15-year-old son Kal-El Coppola.

People reports Cage also shares son Weston Coppola, 30, with ex-girlfriend and Snake Eyes co-star Christina Fulton, 54, and that they also share four grandchildren.

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Who is Riko Shibata?

Cage and Shibata met in Shiga, Japan, some time in 2020.

Shibata took her husband’s last name – and is now legally Riko Cage.

According to Stars Offline, Shibata was first spotted with her then-boyfriend Nic Cage at the Independent Spirit Awards, which took place on 8 February 2020.

The couple were then spotted on dates in New Orleans and New York until they married in February 2021. The wedding was a small celebration with Catholic and Shinto vows.

Shibata wore a traditional Japanese bridal kimono, which was hand-made in Kyoto, according to Biography Daily. Alice Kim, Cage’s ex-wife-now-friend appeared in the ceremony.

There is still very little information about the actor’s fifth wife, but it is known Shibata isn’t part of the showbiz industry. She was born and raised in New York City and is of Japanese-American descent.

Biography Daily estimates Shibata’s net worth at about $600,000.

Riko Shibata and Nic Cage age difference sparks interest

The couple’s age difference has been a matter of interest and gossip on social media ever since they were first spotted together.

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Whatever the age difference, we’d like to congratulate the couple on their happy baby news. All on Nic’s birthday, too.

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.