Nicolas Cage has revealed the gender and first name of the baby he is expecting with his wife, Riko Shibata.
“I’m having a baby girl,” the ‘Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ star said on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” Thursday.
Cage shared that his daughter’s name would be Lennon Augie in honor of John Lennon and the actor’s father, August Coppola.
“I’ll call him Lenny for short,” he continued. ” I am delighted. It will be the greatest adventure of my life. »
The ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ actor explained that The Beatles’ ‘Across the Universe’ is his “favorite song ever written,” so Lennon seemed like the right fit.
He did not announce Shibata’s due date.
Cage, 57, and Shibata, 27, confirmed to Page Six in January that they were expecting.
“The future parents are delighted! his publicist told People at the time.
The couple married in Las Vegas at the Wynn Hotel in February 2021.
“We are very happy,” Cage said of their nuptials at the time.
The Oscar-winning actor met his fifth wife in Shiga, Japan, and they began dating shortly after his four-day marriage to Erika Koike was called off in June 2019.
Cage proposed to Shibata via FaceTime and FedExed her custom black gold and black diamond engagement ring in Japan.
“She left New York and went back to Kyoto, Japan, and I went back to Nevada, and I haven’t seen her in six months, and we’re really happy together, and we’re really excited to be spending this time. together, so I finally just said, ‘Listen, I want to marry you’ and we got engaged on FaceTime,” he said on his brother Marc Coppola’s radio show in August 2020. .
The “National Treasure” star has two sons from previous relationships: Weston, 31, and Kal-El, 16.
He was previously married to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001, Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 to 2004, and Alice Kim from 2004 to 2016.