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Nicolas Cage, 58, welcomes a daughter with wife Riko Shibat, 27, named Lennon Augie

Nicolas Cage has revealed the gender of his first child with wife Riko Shibata.

“I’m going to have a little girl,” the 58-year-old actor announced during his appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, April 12.

Cage also shared that he and Shibata, 27, have decided to name their daughter, Lennon Augie, after the late John Lennon and Cage’s late father August “Augie” Coppola.

It is a girl!  Nicolas Cage has revealed the gender of his first child with wife Riko Shibata;  the couple pictured in 2021

It is a girl! Nicolas Cage has revealed the gender of his first child with wife Riko Shibata; the couple pictured in 2021

Explaining the meaning behind the name, Cage recalled how his disc jockey father would blast The Beatles’ Let It Be album, specifically the song Across The Universe, on his radio station.

When the National Treasure first heard the song when he was just four years old, he was “frozen, paralyzed by the music.”

Since then, Across The Universe – written by John Lennon – has been Cage’s “favorite song ever written” and holds a special place in his heart.

“Because of Across The Universe, her name will be Lennon Augie, Augie after my father,” he announced.

Surprise: 'I'm having a little girl,' the 58-year-old actor announced during his appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, April 12

Surprise: ‘I’m having a little girl,’ the 58-year-old actor announced during his appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, April 12

Expected: In January, it was revealed that Cage and Shibata were expecting their first child, and Cage's third, after Weston and his 16-year-old son Kal-El from his third marriage to Alice Kim

Expected: In January, it was revealed that Cage and Shibata were expecting their first child, and Cage’s third, after Weston and his 16-year-old son Kal-El from his third marriage to Alice Kim

Cage noted that he expects to call his daughter “Lenny for short.”

He continued: ‘I’m excited. It will be the greatest adventure of my life [being a girl dad]†

In January, it was revealed that Cage and Shibata were expecting their first child, and Cage’s third, after Weston and his 16-year-old son Kal-El from his third marriage to Alice Kim.

Sentimental: Cage also shared that he and Shibata, 27, have decided to name their daughter, Lennon Augie, after the late John Lennon and Cage's late father August 'Augie' Coppola;  August, Nicolas and his mother Joy Vogelsang pictured in 1998

Sentimental: Cage also shared that he and Shibata, 27, have decided to name their daughter, Lennon Augie, after the late John Lennon and Cage’s late father August ‘Augie’ Coppola; August, Nicolas and his mother Joy Vogelsang pictured in 1998

Meaning: Explaining the meaning behind the name, Cage recalled how his disc jockey father would make The Beatles' Let It Be album, specifically the song Across The Universe, on his radio station

Meaning: Explaining the meaning behind the name, Cage recalled how his disc jockey father would make The Beatles’ Let It Be album, specifically the song Across The Universe, on his radio station

He was also previously married to Patricia Arquette (1995-2001), Lisa Marie Presley (2002-2004) and Erica Koike (2019).

Cage and Shibata met in Shiga, Japan, through mutual friends, while Cage was on location filming Prisoners of the Ghostland.

The couple kicked off this week with a special screening of Cage’s new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Cage, 57, was all smiles as he walked the red carpet with his 27-year-old pregnant wife, whom he married in 2021.

Memorable moment: When the National Treasure first heard the song when he was just four years old, he was left 'frozen, paralyzed by the music'

Memorable moment: When the National Treasure first heard the song when he was just four years old, he was left ‘frozen, paralyzed by the music’

Always a favourite: Since then, Across The Universe - written by John Lennon - has been Cage's 'favorite song ever written' and holds a special place in his heart

Always a favourite: Since then, Across The Universe – written by John Lennon – has been Cage’s ‘favorite song ever written’ and holds a special place in his heart

'Because of Across The Universe, her name will be Lennon Augie, Augie after my father,' he announced

‘Because of Across The Universe, her name will be Lennon Augie, Augie after my father,’ he announced

The Los Angeles screening took place just days before the film hits theaters on April 22.

Cage stepped out in a classic black suit and white shirt with the top button unbuttoned and no tie.

He also donned a black suit jacket, black pants and black shoes for the red carpet event.

Riko stepped out in a long black dress and black pumps.

Big Week: The couple kicked off this week with a special screening of Cage's new movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Big Week: The couple kicked off this week with a special screening of Cage’s new movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

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