Los Angeles - Nicolas Cage and his wife Alice Kim have separated.
The pair - who have son Kal-el Coppola Cage, 10, together - secretly split in January, Nicolas' representative confirmed to PEOPLE.
Nicolas and Alice met in 2004, when she was just 19 and working as a waitress at a Los Angeles restaurant, and got engaged two months later.
They would have celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary in August. The 52-year-old actor was previously married to Lisa Marie Presley for almost four months in 2002 and to Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001.
He also has a 25-year-old son, Weston, from a previous relationship with model Christina Fulton.
There is a 20-year age-gap between the pair and Nicolas previously revealed his Korean mother-in-law was unimpressed when she first met him.
He said, ''When my mother-in-law came to the house for the first time, before even hello or nice to meet you, all I got was, 'She's too young!' And so I knew this was going to be an uphill battle.''
Nicolas added that he ''made a clear decision'' to marry into another culture, saying, ''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.''
He revealed the couple's wedding was pushed forward so that Alice could travel with him to South Africa while he was making 'Lord Of War', explaining, ''You can connect the dots... and we did it because we loved each other.''
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