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    Nicolas Cage Thought "This Could Work Out" When His Wife Riko Shibata Claimed To Have Flying Squirrels As Pets

    "I thought, 'That's it. This this could work out.'"

    I love a good meet-cute. And it turns out that Nicolas Cage has a pretty awesome one with his wife, Riko Shibata. They got married in Las Vegas last February.

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    At the premiere of Pig, Nic's latest movie, the actor talked about the moment he and Riko met.

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    "We met in Japan and I thought she was stunning when I met her. We had a lot in common," Cage told ET.

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    "She likes animals, too, 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. This could work out.'"

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    "I'm quite excited to take a picture with her," Nic continued, noting how this was the couple's first red-carpet event.

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    These two make quite the pair!

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