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Nicolas Cage files for annulment after Las Vegas Strip wedding

Updated March 29, 2019 - 11:23 am

Academy Award-winning actor and Las Vegas resident Nicolas Cage has filed for an annulment from his fourth wife, Erika, according to Clark County records.

The annulment was filed Wednesday by Nicolas Kim Coppola, Cage’s legal name. Erika Koike is the defendant, records showed.

TMZ has reported about this latest development.

Saturday, as reported here first, Cage and Koike took part in a wedding ceremony at Bellagio. This was just hours after being granted a Clark County marriage license. The London Daily Mail posted a video of Cage snapping at his bride-to-be during that visit, calling out, “She has a drug dealer as a boyfriend!”

I believe that is a lyric from a deep cut from the Ramones …

Anyway, Cage added, apparently referring to the upcoming nuptials, “I’m not doing it!” Koike responded with, “I never asked you to.” But the couple did leave with a license, and did move on to Bellagio.

Cage has been separated from his third wife, Alice Kim of Las Vegas. Cage was been married twice before Kim, to actress Patricia Arquette from 1995-2001, and to Lisa Marie Presley from 2002-04. He won is Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of tragic Hollywood screenwriter Ben Anderson in 1995’s “Leaving Las Vegas.”

The swift turnaround from nuptials to annulment is not a record among celeb weddings in Las Vegas. Britney Spears and her friend Jason Alexander (not the former “Seinfeld” cast member) were married early in the morning on Jan. 3, 2004. They had that marriage annuled in 55 hours.

In the backdrop of this love story has been rampant, even farcical confusion about the women in Cage’s life. Koike is not a makeup artist, as widely reported. She has worked as a waitress at her parents’ restaurant, Jasmine Thai Cuisine in L.A. The makeup artist/former girlfriend is Vickie Park, who has worked at MAC Cosmetics counter in L.A.

Park and Koike are often mistaken for each other in photos. An effective way to tell them apart is Park is the blonde in the pics; Koike dark-haired and usually in a kimono.

Cage, the Oscar winner in this cast, is alternately bearded and clean-shaven.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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