Love was quite literally in the air when Nicolas Cage met his wife, Riko Shibata.
The actor quietly tied the knot for the fifth time in February in Las Vegas, but little else is known about his relationship with his missus. While attending the premiere of his latest film "Pig," the actor noted that his and Riko's shared love of animals — especially exotic animals — helped spark their romance and take it to new heights.
"We met in Japan and I thought she was stunning when I met her. We had a lot in common," he told "Entertainment Tonight." "She likes animals too, so I asked her, 'Do you have any pets?' And she said, 'Yes, I have flying squirrels.' She had two sugar gliders. I thought, 'That's it. This this could work out.'"
Their romance quickly soared. Although Nic, 57, and Riko married in February, they managed to keep their nuptials secret for several weeks. As speculation about a possible marriage grew, Nic's rep told People magazine that the duo had a "very small and intimate wedding at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas."
July 13 marked the first time the couple has been photographed together on the red carpet.
"I'm quite excited to take a picture with her," the Oscar winner told "ET."