Shotgun Divorce: Nicolas Cage Files For Annulment Four Days After Getting Married

No honeymoon in Vegas

American actor Nicolas Cage at the press conference of Mandy during the 51 edition of Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya Sitges 2018 in Sitges , Barcelona on 06 October 2018
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There will be no honeymoon in Vegas for actor Nicolas Cage, who apparently just filed for annulment merely four days after shotgun marrying his girlfriend, Erika Koike — which, rather ironically, happened in Las Vegas.


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According to court records obtained by PEOPLE, Cage submitted an application for annulment on Wednesday, just four days after he and Koike filed and received their marriage license.

"Cage and Koike, a makeup artist, filed for a marriage license on Saturday and received their marriage certificate the same day, court records show," reports the outlet. "Cage and Koike have kept their relationship low-key, although they were spotted vacationing together in Puerto Rico in April 2018."

No word yet on if Nicolas Cage is leaving Las Vegas as a result of his divorce.

With Koike added into the mix, that means Nicolas Cage has been married and divorced four times — not including his long-term partnership with actress Christina Fulton, with whom he had a son. His first marriage to actress Patricia Arquette lasted between 1995 and 2001, followed by his brief marriage to Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004. His longest marriage to waitress Alice Kim lasted for 12 years between 2004 and 2016, producing Cage's second son in 2005.


Of course, Cage's career as a bankable A-list star took a nose-dive in the latter half of the early 2000s, when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said the actor failed to pay $6.2 million in federal income tax in 2007 as well as another $350,000 in unpaid taxes between 2002 and 2004. In response, Cage filed a $20 million lawsuit against his business manager, Samuel J. Levin, for failing to "pay taxes when they were due" and for placing him in "speculative and risky real estate investments resulting in (the actor) suffering catastrophic losses."

Filing a counter-suit, Samuel Levin said that Cage overspent money beyond his means and against advice.

"Instead of listening to Levin, cross-defendant Cage spent most of his free time shopping for high ticket purchases, and wound up with 15 personal residences." Levin's complaint said. "Likewise, Levin advised Coppola against buying a Gulfstream jet, against buying and owning a flotilla of yachts, against buying and owning a squadron of Rolls Royces, against buying millions of dollars in jewelry and art."


Levin also said that Cage's "shopping spree entailed the purchase of three additional residences at a total cost of more than $33 million; the purchase of 22 automobiles (including 9 Rolls Royces); 12 purchases of expensive jewelry; and 47 purchases of artwork and exotic items."

As a result of his crippling debt, Cage was forced to accept movie roles "left and right" to pay it off, which is why the actor's name appeared in titles like, "Left Behind," "Vengeance: A Love Story," and "Pay the Ghost."

Despite the slump, the Academy Award winner has still managed to scoop up few goodies, such as his roles in "Kick-Ass" and "Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse." At one point, he was even slated to play Ronald Reagan in the Reagan biopic before the role eventually went to actor Dennis Quaid.

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