Erika Koike’s Brief Intro
Erika Koike is a well-known American professional makeup artist. As an artist, she got the first project in one of the short horror movie named Hankikanto (2012). Besides her work, Erika became the hot topic after being the 4-days bride of renowned Oscar-Winning Actor, Nicolas Cage. Apart from other celebrity’s marriage and divorce cases, Erika and Nicolas’s case was a little bit awkward and burning subject in the eye of media and public. Shortly, after dating for almost one year, this duo finally tied up on 23 March 2019. However, just 4 days later, Nicolas applied for annulment of his marriage and requesting a court in Las Vegas to end his marriage.
Koike’s Life before Rising to Glory
Erika Koike was born on June 1, 1984, in Henderson, Nevada, United States of America. Since her childhood, she grew up with her lovely American parents in Henderson. Koike is American by her Nationality and holds an Asian-American Ethnicity. Briefly talking about her parent’s occupation, her parents own a restaurant named ‘Jasmine Thai Cuisine’ in Southern California. After she grew up, she served as a waitress in her own parent’s restaurant. Before rising to stardom, she was a simple girl who always dreamed of becoming a successful lady in her career.
And slowly, she moved towards her dream and took her feet into the entertainment industry as a makeup artist. As we already stated, she got her first break and served as a makeup artist of Katja Niemi- directed short horror movie ‘Hankikanto’. Later she came into the limelight after having a lovely relationship with Hollywood star, Nicolas Cage aka Nicolas Kim Coppola.
Wedding Vows & Unforgettable Split-Up
Koike and Cage had always successful to keep their relationship under the limelight. They started dating since last April. However, after a long while, the two were captured for the first time when they were on vacation in Puerto Rico in April 2018. Later, again in May when this duo went out for dinner in Los Angeles, they were clicked together by the media. However, the lovebird finally took the next step and tied their knot on March 23, 2019, at one of the famous wedding chapel ‘Weddings at Bellagio’ in ‘Bellagio Hotel and Casino,’ Las Vegas.
But shockingly, just after four days after their marriage, on March 27, Cage filed for an annulment. However, the days before the annulment, Cage and Koike both applied for a marriage license in Clark Country, Nevada. On the same day, they got their marriage certificate. In the court document, he simply claimed that “he lacked understanding of his actions in marrying [Koike] to the extent that he was incapable of agreeing to the marriage.” Further, Cage requested for divorce if an annulment isn’t possible. For Cage, divorcing Koike is not a new thing. He already had married and split up with his three spouses namely Patricia Arquette (1995-2001), Lisa Marie Presley (2002-2004) and Alice Kim (2004-2016). And in his divorce list, Koike also added and became the former fourth wife of Nicolas Cage.
Koike’s Life after Divorce- Single or??
In the court’s paperwork, the main reason for their split up is Erika’s not disclosing the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person. On the other side, when Erika was asked about the gentleman by Daily Mail, she simply told that “He’s just a customer who comes here. He’s not my boyfriend yet. I’m free to do whatever I want.”
After split-up with Nic, once in an interview at Daily Mail with Erika, she talked about her ex-husband. She told, “I’m free to do whatever I want. Nic did what he did.” She further added, “We’re not going to reconcile or get back together. Nic could have come to me and talked to me, not publicly humiliate me. I’m hurt and mistreated, it’s unfair, but the case is sealed, and my lawyer won’t let me speak until we are all done.”
For every people either married man or woman, divorce is one of the heartbreaking parts in their life. Although the same situation happened in the life of Erika, she didn’t give up. She further moved on and tried to keep herself out of the limelight. However, that doesn’t mean that she secretly keeps her love affair in private.
Moreover, she neither has re-married nor been dated to anyone. She has never found to be in a relationship with any other guy after Cage. She is still single until today. All in all, it seems that she is more focused on her own career.
Five Unknown Facts About Erika Koike
- Before having a relationship with Cage, she was already married to a guy. However, from the sources, it was revealed that in 2006 she was also charged with domestic violence against her husband. However, the case was closed due to the lack of evidence. Later. In 2014, she got divorced from her former husband.
- In 2015, she was arrested by her neighbor due to the reason of assault and battery.
- After getting married to Cage, most of the time they fought with each other. Cage told that “they had such conflict in personalities and dispositions that are so deep as to render the two incompatible in marriage.”
- Erika is the fourth former spouse of Star Nicolas Cage. Before her, his three wives were actress Patricia Arquette, Lisa Marie Presley, and Alice Kim.
- Once she was put on probation as a punishment and had to perform community service. Further, she had to attend AA meetings along with 18-month-long alcohol and other drug education and counseling program. Later, she again got DUI charged in Las Vegas.