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"I Didn't See It Coming": Nicolas Cage Talks About Painful Divorce From His Wife Of 12 Years, Alice Kim

Date March 6, 2019 16:36

Nicolas Cage and his third wife, Alice Kim, had a romantic and quite unlikely love story.

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The actor met Kim at a restaurant in Los Angeles, where she was working as a waitress. Kim was only 19 at the time, but a 20-year age difference didn’t stop them. Cage and Kim tied the knot in 2004 and welcomed a son, Kal-El (named after Superman), in 2005.

Sadly, the couple’s marriage ended in 2016. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Cage opened up about the painful divorce and shared what he wants his relationship with Kim to be like.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cage talks divorce from Kim

When Cage’s marriage of nearly 12 years came to an abrupt end before he started filming Mandy, it hit the actor like an avalanche. He said in the interview:

It was a shocker for me – I definitely didn’t see it coming, and those feelings had to go somewhere, so they went into the performance [in ‘Mandy’].

Despite the pain of separation, Cage wants to remain on good terms with Kim. He said:

She was quite young when I married her and I don’t really have any ill will towards what happened. That’s all I’ll say.

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The actor admitted he’s still getting used to being single and he isn’t sure about his prospects of finding a new love. He told The Guardian:

And now it’s like, wow, I’m 54 and I’m single again – I didn’t see that coming! It’s pretty grim.

Cage was in two short-lived marriages before he met Kim, but to him, the marriage he had with her was the real thing:

The real marriage for me was the 14 years I had with Alice and the child we have together.

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Cage’s previous marriages

The actor’s previous marriages weren’t as lasting as his third one – and they started on the spur of the moment.

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His first wife was actress Patricia Arquette, who he met when he was 22 and she was 18. He proposed to her then, and that didn’t work, but he tried again nine years later. They tied the knot two weeks after Cage popped the question and divorced after six years of marriage.

In 2002, the actor married Elvis’ only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. Their marriage lasted only three months, but they remain friends.

"I Didn't See It Coming": Nicolas Cage Talks About Painful Divorce From His Wife Of 12 Years, Alice Kim"I Didn't See It Coming": Nicolas Cage Talks About Painful Divorce From His Wife Of 12 Years, Alice Kim"I Didn't See It Coming": Nicolas Cage Talks About Painful Divorce From His Wife Of 12 Years, Alice Kim"I Didn't See It Coming": Nicolas Cage Talks About Painful Divorce From His Wife Of 12 Years, Alice Kim"I Didn't See It Coming": Nicolas Cage Talks About Painful Divorce From His Wife Of 12 Years, Alice KimGetty Images / Ideal Image

And now, it looks like the actor is open to something new!

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