Falling in love doesn’t need any special moments or a set-up. Simply, your heart will convey you the message and you will fall in love. The same thing happened in the case of actor Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim. An ordinary waitress met the Hollywood star while serving the table and eventually fell in love. It seems like a plot of a drama, but to be honest that was how the love story of Nicolas and Alice started. So, what was so special about Kim that attracted Cage?
Who is Alice Kim?
Alice Kim was born as Alice Yung Kim on December 27, 1983. Though she was of Korean descent, her upbringing took place in the United States of America. Even though she bloomed into the limelight following her relationship with Nicolas Cage, a lot of details of her personal life are still under the dark including her family and educational background.
However, we do know that she was working as a waitress at a Korean theme-based restaurant titled “Le Prive” to support her living. Her life changed drastically after she met the actor Nicolas Cage.
Relationship with Nicolas Cage
Alice Kim and Nicolas Cage were one of the odd couples having enduring chemistry in Hollywood. They first met each other while Alice was working as a waitress in a Los Angeles based Korean restaurant. She caught the attention of Cage when she came to serve the table where he was sitting in February 2004.
They realized the chemistry between them and soon started dating shortly afterward. The fact that Nicolas was 20 years older than Kim, raised concern for Kim’s mom. But, later on, the obvious love they shared made her consent to the relationship. After dating for nearly two months, Nicolas ended up putting a ring on her finger.
The age and ethnic differences between them raised a lot of speculations and controversies. Keeping all the speculations and controversies aside, Alice and Nicolas got married in July 2004 at a ranch in Northern California. The duo decided to seal their union little earlier than the expected time so that Alice could travel to South Africa with Nicolas. The actor was filming the 2005 movie Lord of War in South Africa at that time.
Cage in an interview with The Guardian told about his marriage to Kim and said:
“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 following year, the duo gave birth to their son Kal-El in October 2005. Even though the marriage was first for Kim, it wasn’t for Nicolas. Nicolas was previously married to Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley.
After her marriage with Nicolas, she has even appeared in movies starring her husband in Next (2007) and Grindhouse (2004). Time was going well for the couple and they were a happy couple. But, they left everyone surprised when they decided to end their marriage nearly after 12 years of togetherness.
Divorce with Nicolas Cage
Unfortunately, the story that started at a rapid pace ended after twelve years of togetherness for Alice and Nicolas. The duo parted their ways in January 2016. The reason behind their separation was speculated to be betrayal from Alice’s side. The details published by Radaronline.com revealed that Alice was cheating on Nicolas for some other guy when he was at the Cannes Film Festival. The same source disclosed that Alice was spotted with the unknown guy on a regular basis and even was captured kissing in public. The allegations were broken to Nicholas by one of his business associates and the rest is all history. However, neither Alice nor Nicolas have given any official statement regarding the speculations.
Nicolas Cage hadn’t expected his marriage to end with Alice. Unfortunately, it ended and they are still on good terms. He has no hard feelings for his former wife.
Where is Alice Kim Now?
Alice Kim has eventually disappeared from the public scrutiny after her relationship with Cage ended. Therefore, she rarely hits the headlines and gives no clues about her whereabouts. However, she sometimes gets caught by the media spending time with Nicolas. The duo has been maintaining a healthy relationship even after their separation for the sake of their son. In June 2019, the ex-couple were spotted together in Los Angeles where they visited the Magic Apple. Nicolas bought some deck cards and books for his son Kal-El and the family of three had dinner together.
Alice after her doomed marriage with Cage is probably single at the time. There are no rumors of her being linked to anyone until today. Meanwhile, her former husband got married to Erika Koike in March 2019, but the union only lasted for four days.