Veteran actor, Nicolas Cage’s estranged wife, Erika Koike is demanding spousal support from the star, despite the fact, their marriage only lasted for four days.
The ‘National Treasure‘ star tied the knot with Erika Koike – who he had been dating for nearly a year in Las Vegas last month
Four days after their marriage, the Hollywood actor asked for an annulment, claiming he was drunk at the time and “lacked understanding of his actions in marrying [Koike] to the extent that he was incapable of agreeing to the marriage”.
Now, his estranged wife of four days is demanding spousal support from him over claims she has lost job opportunities during their year-long relationship and she also alleges that her reputation has been damaged by the legal fees.
She agreed that they are not a good fit for marriage, but argued the union should still count and is now seeking a divorce.
In court papers obtained by TMZ, she challenges one of his reasons for the annulment request, insisting there was nothing fraudulent about their relationship.
She goes on to claim the actor had even asked if they could start again ‘in the right way’ 12 days after the annulment filing. She also accused Cage of damaging her reputation with his allegations, after declaring he was not aware of the ‘full nature and extent’ of Koike’s relationship with another person, or her criminal history.
Additionally, she is requesting spousal support from her ex, alleging she lost a number of career opportunities during their romance. She also added that she wants Cage to cover her legal fees regarding their marriage split.