Nicolas Cage and Riko Shibata Welcome Their 1st Child Together

Nicolas Cage’s cutie! The actor’s wife, Riko Shibata gave birth to their first baby together — daughter August Francesca Coppola Cage, Us WeeklyYou can confirm.

“Nicolas and Riko are happy to announce the birth of their daughter,” the couple said in a statement on Wednesday, September 7. “Mother and daughter are doing fine.”

UseIn January, it was confirmed that the model (29-year-old) was pregnant with the 58-year-old actor’s third child. (The National TreasureStar previously welcomed sons Weston (31), and Kal-El (16) with ex-wives Christina Fulton Alice Kim, respectively.)

By March, the pair were considering names for their upcoming arrival — Akira Francesco for a boy and Lennon Augie for a girl.

“Augie was my father’s nickname,” the Oscar winner explained to GQAt the time. “And my uncle [Francis Ford Coppola]Francesco has changed his name. … [The baby]It is similar to a small edamame. A little bean.”

Cage, who was married to previously Patricia Arquette, Lisa Marie PresleyKim, 38. Erika KoikeShibata was praised at the time. The filmmaker told the outlet that another wedding is “not happening again” now that he and the Japan native have tied the knot.

The California native explained, “I am 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. … This is it. This is it.”

After being introduced by mutual acquaintances in Shiga, Japan as Cage, the couple tied the knot on February 20, 2021. Prisoners in the Ghostland there.

“I thought she was stunning when I met her. We had a lot in common,” the Golden Globe winner gushed to Entertainment TonightFive months after their nuptials. “She likes animals, too, so I asked her, ‘Do you have any pets?’ And she said, ‘Yes, I have flying squirrels.’ She had two sugar gliders. … I thought, ‘That’s it. This could work.’”

While the Las Vegas:Star prefers to keep his private life private. However, his oldest son did speak to him The Hollywood ReporterLearn more about his childhood in 2019.

“My dad introduced me to some of the greatest films in history from an early age, things like Seven Samurai, Rebel Without a CauseOriginal Dracula, all of the greats, so that was a big influence from him,” the singer explained at the time.

As for Cage’s own childhood, he felt “alienated,” telling The New York Times in August 2019, “I was always shocked when my father would take me to a doctor and they didn’t tell me that my blood was green and I had 20 ribs, that I wasn’t some anomaly from outer space. But I’ve become extremely bored with myself. I spend my time reading books, watching movies, and being with my son. That’s about it, with the occasional hiccup.”