Nicolas Cage and his wife, Riko Shibata, have become the proud parents of a daughter. According to a story from People, the couple became parents for the first time on September 7.
Cage has now become a parent for the third time with the birth of his daughter. The news that his wife was expecting their child was announced in January of this year. The actor already shares his life with two boys named Weston and Kal-El.
According to a report by People, a statement issued by Cage’s representatives stated that Shibata has given birth to a baby girl. The statement read, “Nicolas and Riko are happy to announce the birth of their daughter. Mother and daughter are doing fine.” The mother and the daughter are both doing well.
Additionally, the name of their daughter has been made public, and it is August Francesca Coppola Cage. The star had already divulged the identity of the child’s gender while appearing on a chat program.
During the course of his appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show to promote his most recent album, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Nicolas stated, “I’m gonna announce some big news for everyone. am gonna have a little girl.”
In a different interview, the actor had also stated that he is looking forward to being a parent once more now that both of his boys are adults. His eldest son is currently 31 years old, and his younger son is 16 years old.
At a small ceremony held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas on February 16, 2021, Nicolas and Riko exchanged their vows a year ago. This is the fifth time the actor has tied the knot. The occasion was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Nicolas’s late father.
Previously, the actor was married to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001, Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004, and Alice Kim from 2004 to 2016. Their marriage lasted a combined total of 14 years. In addition to that, he was married to Erika Koike for only a few short days.
The name “Francesca” may be a reference to Nicolas Cage’s famous uncle, the director Francis Ford Coppola. According to what Cage shared with GQ in April, they had intended to honour him by naming a future son Akira Francesco. “My uncle… has decided to change his name to Francesco,” he said.
When asked about the course of his personal life, Cage referred to himself as a “romantic.” “And when I’m in love, I want to give that person everything I can.”
“It’s my expression of saying, ‘I love you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.’ And this is it for me.”