Erika Koike is an American professional makeup artist, best known for working in the makeup department of a short drama-horror film titled ‘Hankikanto.’ She started hogging the limelight in 2019 when she married American actor, director, and producer Nicolas Cage. Their wedding took place at the famous wedding chapel ‘Weddings at Bellagio’ in ‘Bellagio Hotel and Casino,’ Las Vegas. Four days after her marriage with Cage, Koike made headlines once again when Nicolas Cage filed for an annulment, requesting a court in Las Vegas to end his marriage. Nicolas Cage, who was married thrice before tying the knot with Erika Koike, requested the court for a divorce, should his plea for an annulment be rejected.
Rise to Fame
Erika Koike was born in 1983 in the United States of America. Her parents own a chain of restaurants called ‘Jasmine Thai Cuisine’ in Southern California. She worked as a waitress in her parents' restaurant before shifting her attention towards becoming a professional makeup artist. She then landed an opportunity to work in the makeup department of Katja Niemi-directed Finnish short film ‘Hankikanto.’ However, it was her relationship with the world-renowned actor Nicolas Cage that increased her popularity. Koike and Cage were first spotted together when they attended one of Carrot Top's shows in June 2016. Interestingly, Cage had just got separated from his third wife at the time. In April 2018, Koike and Cage were once again spotted together in San Juan, Puerto Rico where Cage was filming for one of his films titled ‘Primal.’ The following month, they were seen dining together at a popular restaurant in Los Angeles.
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Relationship with Nicolas Cage
Erika Koike started hogging the limelight when she began dating Nicolas Cage. She made headlines on March 23, 2019, when Cage applied for a marriage license, listing Erika Koike as the second party in Clark County, Nevada. The couple got married at ‘Weddings at Bellagio’ in ‘Bellagio Hotel and Casino,’ Las Vegas. On March 27, 2019, Cage caught everyone by surprise by filing an annulment to end his marriage with Erika Koike. According to the records maintained by a court in Las Vegas, he requested the court for a divorce if his plea for annulment gets rejected. Cage was married thrice before walking down the aisle with Erika Koike. His first marriage with actress Patricia Arquette ended in divorce in 2001. He then married singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley before divorcing her in 2004. His third marriage with Alice Kim ended in divorce in 2016.
In spite of her high-profile relationship with one of the most famous Hollywood actors, Erika Koike has managed to maintain a low profile. She is not active on social media platforms and can hardly be seen attending public events. She loves traveling, shopping, and listening to music. While Chinese is her favorite cuisine, Paris is her favorite holiday destination. Erika Koike, who is of Asian-American ethnicity, currently lives in the United States of America.