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Nicolas Cage Opens Up on Fathering Three Kids with Three Different Women

Nicolas Cage Opens Up on Fathering Three Kids with Three Different Women

Parenting can be tough, even when you’re a star. Nicolas Cage has opened up about his experience as a father with three children from three different mothers.

In an interview with the New Yorker, Cage discussed his relationship with his three children: Weston, 33, Kal-El, 18, and daughter August Francesca, 22 months.

Nicolas Cage has three kids

Nicolas Cage has three kids

Nicolas described each relationship as “all different experiences,” emphasizing that each child has a different mother. He candidly admitted, “It’s not what I had originally thought would happen when I fell in love or got married.”

He continued, “That I would have three different children with three different moms—but nonetheless that’s what’s happened. So every child is different. There’s a different kind of level of attention.”

Nicolas and his son Weston

Nicolas and his son Weston

Less than two years ago, Cage welcomed his daughter August Francesca with his fifth wife, Riko Shibata. The actor, whose indie horror movie “Longlegs” is set for release on July 12, expressed his concerns about his “very adorable” daughter—his first girl.

He talked about how he tries to “be the best father I can be, and the best husband I can be, but it’s something that is always evolving and learning and growing.” He described his protective instincts as going into “overdrive” to ensure her safety.

Nicolas Cage and his wife Riko welcomed August on September 7, 2022

Nicolas Cage and his wife Riko welcomed August on September 7, 2022

He passionately described fatherhood: “It’s like breathing. Everything is about her. You know, I can make a movie or not make a movie. I can’t stop being a dad. With her, it’s life. It’s my survival.”

Nicolas, now 60, wants to be around for as long as possible for his daughter, leading him to take fewer risks.

Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, and Francis Ford Coppola (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)

Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, and Francis Ford Coppola (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)

“I have to be careful because of my daughter,” he explained. “I want to be around for her as long as I can because, you know, she’s only going to be two, and I’m sixty. So I don’t want to take too many unnecessary physical risks.”

He added that television is particularly terrifying for him because of the rapid pace and intense preparation required. “I thought, That’s challenging. I’m afraid of it. I’ve never prepared like that before,” he said.

The 60-year-old shares his eldest son Weston with ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton, and his son Kal-El with his third wife, Alice Kim.

Source: New Yorker