Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim have separated after 11 years of marriage. A spokesperson confirmed to People magazine that they had secretly split back in January, and have been living separately since.
The couple, who share a ten-year-old son, met in 2004 when Kim was 19-years-old and working as a waitress. The pair were engaged just two months later and married shortly after announcing their engagement at a private ranch in Northern California.
The couple split back in January
The 52-year-old previously opened up about their whirlwind romance, telling The Guardian: "You can connect the dots. And we did it because we loved each other.
"I made a very clear decision to marry out of my own zip code. I mean, way out of my own zip code. I married into another culture, and it's interesting because in Korea they call me the Son-in-Law."
The National Treasure actor had previously opened up about the difficulties of their twenty-year age gap, revealing that Alice's mother felt she was too young to be in the relationship. He said: "When my mother-in-law came to the house for the first time, before even hello or nice to meet you, all I got was, 'She's too young!' And so I knew this was going to be an uphill battle."
A spokesperson for the actor confirmed the split
The actor has been married three times, and was previously married to Boyhood actress Patricia Arquette for six years before divorcing in 2001, and had a short-lived marriage to Lisa Marie Prestley in 2002, splitting up after just four months.
Nicolas keeps details of his relationships ever private, telling The Times he'd rather people focused on him as an actor than his person life. He said: "There used to be a mystique and romance surrounding actors. But now people are more interested in their lives than their performances.
"It's not about what they do on camera, but what I would describe as their dirty laundry. I've had my share of that."