Alice Kim is Nicolas Cage’s ex-wife. In 2004, the pair met each other in Le Prive where she worked as a cocktail waitress at the Korean styled restaurant in Los Angeles. She became popular as a result of her marriage to Hollywood actor and filmmaker, Nicolas Cage. The age gap of 20 years triggered reactions as many people, including Alice’s mother, believed that she was too young to be with a man who was twice her age. But that was not enough reason to dampen their love so they carried on. Just two months after meeting in 2004, the couple was engaged and married soon after declaring their commitment at a Northern California private ranch.
Indeed, the divorce of Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim surprised everyone. Although the actor’s ex-wife had already managed to live for 12 years in the glow of his stardom, the couple’s marriage sadly packed up as a result of alleged unfaithfulness on Kim’s part.
Who is Alice Kim?
Alice was born on the 27th of December, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. Born into an ordinary Korean middle-class household, she is ethnically Asian. Her birth name is Alice Yung Kim. Alice Kim was raised in Seattle, Washington. No information on her parents and siblings are available. Even though her marriage to Nicolas Cage brought her into the limelight, a lot of information about her has remained in the dark and this includes her childhood and family background. However, we know she went to Granada Hills Charter High School in Los Angeles.
Alice Kim chose to pursue a career as a model. Unfortunately, this idea was not successful, and the young lady switched occupation. Alice found a position as a waitress in a Korean-themed restaurant where her ex-husband and she would later meet. In 2007, Alice launched her acting career as a lead girl in the film Grindhouse. She also featured in another film Next that same year. Those two films are the only roles she has played to date.
Here are Facts About Nicolas Cage’s Ex-Wife
Her writing skills are notable
Alice Kim was chosen as one of ten annual Whiting Awards winners in 2016. Kim got awards and grants from the Convention of Writers of the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, and the Elizabeth George Foundation. Vice also defined Kim as part of a fresh generation of subversive Asian-American writers.
Alice Kim is the actor’s third wife
Cage was first married to Patricia Arquette, an award-winning actress, from 1995 to 2001. In 2002, he got married to singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, who is the only child of Elvis Presley and about 15 weeks later, they filed for divorce which was finalized on May 16, 2004.
She has a son with Nicolas Cage
Alice Kim and Nicolas Cage decided to seal their union earlier than expected for her to travel to South Africa with him as he was filming Lord of War over there.
On the 3rd of October, 2005, they welcomed their child, Kal-El Coppola Cage. The couple decided on an unusual choice of name for their son and named him after the real identity of superman as Nicolas Cage loves superheroes. They lived in a gated community near Summerlin, Nevada, close to the Las Vegas strip. Nicolas also has a 28-year-old son Weston Coppola Cage from his previous relationship with actress Christina Fulton.
Controversies & scandals
A public spat between Nicolas Cage and Alice ensued and it resulted in a domestic abuse charge. The police took Nicole into custody after witnesses saw him vociferously arguing with his wife while intoxicated. The incident took place in New Orleans.
Alice Kim still patronizes the restaurant her former flame, Carl Foglietti once managed, the Grape Street Cafe in Summerlin, Nevada.
On the 22nd of May, 2016, a reporter posed as an ordinary patron at The Bar @ Flamingo & Grand Canyon in Las Vegas, while Nicolas was at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and spotted Kim and Foglietti boldly smooching around 12:30 a.m. This was what led to the divorce as his wife cheated on the actor for more than a year and a half. Even though the couple’s marriage lasted just twelve years, Alice Kim is still Nicolas Cage’s longest partner in his string of unsuccessful marriages.
Alice Kim still keep in touch with Nicolas Cage
Though no longer married, Alice Kim and her ex-husband still keep in touch. In June 2019, The Leaving Las Vegas actor was seen taking his son Kal-El and ex-wife Alice Kim to the Magic Apple in Los Angeles where he bought a magic book and a deck of cards for Kal-El.