Nicolas Cage and his wife Riko Shibata pose together for the first magazine cover

Nicolas Cage poses with his wife! The 57-year-old actor and Riko Shibata appear in the latest issue of Flaunt, marking their first magazine cover together.

In the cover photo, Cage and Shibata sit side by side as they embrace in coordinating black ensembles. Other photos from the shoot, which took place in Las Vegas, show the couple lying in the desert, building sand castles and posing in a parking lot.

“We were out there doing our thing,” Cage says of posing for the photos, which were shot by Noah Dillon. “We did something historic: photographing in 117 degrees and building sand castles. I don’t think it’s been done before. And Riko loved it!”

Cage announced his engagement to Shibata in August 2020, revealing during a radio interview that they got engaged over FaceTime after six months apart.

The couple then married in February 2021 at the Wynn Las Vegas. After the nuptials, a source told ET that the bride wore a handmade Japanese bridal kimono from Kyoto, while the groom sported a Tom Ford tuxedo.

Shibata walked down the aisle to her favorite song, “Winter Song,” by Kiroro, and the two exchanged traditional Catholic and Shinto vows that included poetry by Walt Whitman as well as a haiku, the source said.

When ET spoke to Cage in July, he recalled meeting Shibata in Japan.

“We met in Japan and I thought she was gorgeous when I met her. We had a lot in common,” Cage told ET. “She also loves animals, 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. It might work.”

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