After only four days of marriage, Nicolas Cage has decided to split from new wife, Erika Koike, reports The Blast. Cage filed for an annulment with Koike in Clark County, Nevada, according to court documents obtained by the news outlet.
There were reports that the actor applied for a marriage license in Clark County on March 23. However, it appears the ultimate decision was to make the union official because a marriage certificate was issued the same day.
Radar Online is reporting that court papers from Clark County District Court reveal the reasoning behind the annulment. The filing reads that “Plaintiff lacked understanding of his actions in marrying Defendant to the extent that he was incapable of agreeing to the marriage.”
It is also stated that Cage and Koike were both drinking heavily, which is reportedly what influenced the actor’s girlfriend to suggest the hasty union.
“As a result of his intoxication … Plaintiff reacted on impulse and without the ability to recognize or understand the full impact of his actions,” the papers allege.
Cage also claimed that the marriage was fraudulent, on the basis of Koike being involved in another relationship she did not disclose.
Lastly, the filing notes that “Defendant did not disclose to Plaintiff the full nature and extent of her criminal history, which Plaintiff has now learned includes additional active criminal proceedings.”
The actor requested that they each pay their own attorneys fees and costs with neither receiving spousal support or alimony.
The couple had been together since April of last year, when they were spotted vacationing together in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Koike was visiting the actor on-set where he was shooting his upcoming film, Primal, according to The Hollywood Gossip.
In May, the pair were photographed together again while at dinner in Los Angeles.
Not much is known about his young wife, who is reportedly a makeup artist. Her IMDB page has one credit for the 2012 short film, Hankikanto. She has yet to be dealt the legal papers.
This will be the fourth marriage of Cage’s to end prematurely.
Per IMDB, the movie star’s first wife was actress Patricia Arquette, whom he married in 1995 and divorced in 2001.
In August, 2002, there was a very brief marriage to Lisa Marie Presley that ended in May of the same year.
His third and most successful and seemingly stable marriage was to Alice Kim in 2004. The two stayed together for more than a decade, and welcomed a son, Kal-El, 13, in 2005. Cage and Kim separated in January of 2016 after 12 years of marriage.
In an interview last year with The Guardian, he spoke candidly about his previous relationships.
“I think I felt a connection there, an understanding of the pressure of having a famous name. One of the things Lisa loved about me was that I changed my name – she thought that was the coolest thing. But I don’t really count those two marriages, I don’t think they belong on my record. The real marriage for me was the 14 years I had with Alice and the child we have together,” he said.
Cage added that he would like to remain friends with Kim, and that there was no ill-will between them.
“And now it’s like, wow, I’m 54 and I’m single again, I didn’t see that coming!” he continued. “It’s pretty grim.”
Cage also had a son, Weston, 28, with former girlfriend and model Christina Fulton.