Nicolas Cage Files for Annulment 4 Days After Vegas Wedding

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By Web Staff
March 30, 2019Entertainment
Nicolas Cage Files for Annulment 4 Days After Vegas Wedding
Nicolas Cage attends the German Sustainability Award 2016 (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis) at Maritim Hotel in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Nov. 25, 2016. (Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS—Nicolas Cage has filed for an annulment four days after getting married in Las Vegas.

A court record shows Cage asked for the annulment on Wednesday, March 27, citing reasons that included being too drunk to understand his actions when he married girlfriend, Erika Koike.

Cage has also requested a divorce if an annulment isn’t possible, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Cage, whose real name is Nicolas Kim Coppola, says he and Koike drank “to the point of intoxication” before the wedding on Saturday, March 23.

That was quick.

New York Post 发布于 2019年3月28日周四

TMZ, citing his court documents, reported that Cage said, “[Erika] suggested to [Nic] that they should marry, [Nic] reacted on impulse and without the ability to recognize or understand the full impact of his actions.”

Cage said the marriage was a fraud because she didn’t disclose “the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person,” adding that she also did not disclose her criminal history.

This is the fourth marriage of the Oscar-winning actor. He was previously married to former waitress Alike Kim, singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley and actress Patricia Arquette.

Nicolas Cage just filed for an annulment… after 4 days of marriage.

Entertainment Tonight 发布于 2019年3月28日周四

“Annulment And Divorce”

“There are two ways to legally end a marriage—annulment and divorce,” says

“An annulment is a legal procedure which cancels a marriage between a man and a woman. Annulling a marriage is as though it is completely erased—legally, it declares that the marriage never technically existed and was never valid.”

The website adds: “An annulment case can be initiated by either the husband or the wife in the marriage. The party initiating the annulment must prove that he or she has the grounds to do so and if it can be proven, the marriage will be considered null and void by the court.”

Some reasons include bigamy, forced consent, fraud, mental illness, mental incapacity, underage marriage, or an inability to consummate the marriage.

“For some people, getting divorced carries a negative connotation. Since annulment makes it so that the marriage never happened, this may be preferable for people who wish to remarry in their church, or for other personal or religious reasons,” says

Nicolas Cage was married for the fourth time last weekend – for four days anyway, before calling it off.

USA TODAY 发布于 2019年3月29日周五

It adds that there is generally no time constraints on getting an annulment. However, it becomes increasingly difficult to get one as time progresses.

“Additionally, annulments are best suited for short marriages (usually weeks or months) because those unions generally do not involve joint assets to divide or children,” says the website.

The concept of an annulment is also found within the Catholic Church.

“Rather, a Church tribunal (a Catholic Church court) declares that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least one of the essential elements required for a binding union,” according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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