Phil York, 75, the reverend who married Nicholas Cage and Erika Koike, says the pair is not & # 39; too drunk & # 39; seemed to get married when they said: & # 39; I do & # 39;
The pastor who organized the Nicolas Bage & # 39; s four-day wedding with his fourth wife was dumbfounded, shocked, and shocked after the actor applied for annulment.
The Oscar-winning actor, 55, and his girlfriend Erika Koike, 34, grabbed the headlines all over the world after they got the hang of it last month at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas.
Four days later Nic claimed he was too stunned to understand what he was doing.
Reverend Phil York, 75, who has 25 years of experience marrying couples in Sin City, disputes that Nic or Erika were too drunk to get married when they said, "I do" at an empty chapel with no friends or family present on 23 March.
He revealed that the actor & # 39; calm and serious & # 39; appeared during the no-nonsense 10-minute ceremony, which cost the notoriously spending cage around $ 1,500 to $ 2,500.
Rev. York says he wants to look the actor in the eye again and asks him: & # 39; What happened, you told me you wanted to get married? & # 39;
Phil said exclusively to DailyMail.com: & I immediately recognized Nic when I entered the chapel. I have seen many of his films and I think he is a great actor. He was very quiet and serious, but when I looked them in the eye and asked the question, they both said, "I do."
The 55-year-old actor was seen with the 34-year-old makeup artist at the Clark County Court House Marriage License Bureau in downtown Las Vegas last month, creating a villain when they went to get a marriage license
The marriage certificate confirms that the one-year-old couple was married on March 23 by York, who says that he & # 39; is astonished, upset and shocked & # 39; after the actor submits an application for annulment only four days later.
DailyMail.com received the application for a marriage license from Nicolas Cage, proving that this was the actor's fourth marriage and the bride's second bride
York has 25 years of experience marrying couples in Sin City, and apart from a videographer at the Bellagio hotel, the couple was married in an empty chapel without friends or family.
& # 39; There was no hesitation. I always look for unclear speech or when people are lying around, but I have not seen anything unusual. & # 39;
Reverend York adds: & # 39; Due to the license, if we think they are too drunk or drugged, we cannot continue the ceremony. I was stunned to hear that he had been canceled. I was surprised and shocked to hear that.
& # 39; I was quite upset by the whole situation. The young lady said she had known him for four years. & # 39;
Although Erika was closely associated with her family and Nic & # 39; s son Kal-El (13), who also lived with his mother Alice Kim in Vegas, neither of them had a guest at the ceremony.
& # 39; They were just two of them. It was kind of weird, because usually when people get married, they have a few close relatives or friends, & Reverend York says.
& # 39; They had nobody. I felt really bad, I didn't have time to talk to them, because I had just finished a new ceremony.
& # 39; The man who makes videos in the Bellagio must be there to be their testimony. We usually make a video but didn't want one. It's a shame we didn't because you would have seen them both looking at me and saying: & # 39; I do & # 39; & # 39 ;.
Nicolas and Erika were seen together on holiday in Puerto Rico for the first time in April last year. They were photographed together the following month when they left a restaurant in Los Angeles, but had kept their relationship low ever since.
Not much is known about Koike, who gave IMDB one credit as a makeup artist, but records show she is 34
Cage was filmed while he was making a scene for applying for a marriage certificate with his makeup artist Erika Koike in Las Vegas for the wedding
& # 39; They started filling in the application in one of the machines & # 39 ;, a source told DailyMail.com. & # 39; All the time he was screaming & # 39; & # 39; is she going to take all my money & # 39; & # 39; and & # 39; & # 39; her ex is a drug addict, her ex is a drug addict & # 39; & # 39;
In his request for annulment, Cage claims that he and Koike are both & # 39; to the point of drunkenness & # 39; were drunk the day they got married.
He also claimed that Erika did not give him & # 39; the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person & # 39; had told.
To top it off, he said she didn't & # 39; the full nature and extent of her criminal history & # 39; had revealed, which reportedly & # 39; additional active criminal proceedings & # 39; includes.
Video footage from the moment the couple started applying for their marriage license, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, Nicolas shouted: & # 39; She's going to take all my money & # 39; and & # 39; Her ex is a drug addict & # 39 ;.
Erika can be heard saying: & # 39; Baby, I'm not asking you to do this. & # 39;
Photos also emerged from the couple who apparently had a fight outside the Bellagio, a few hours after their ceremony.
Nic asks for a divorce if a cancellation is not possible. It is clear that Erika does not dispute the annulment.
Reverend York said: & # 39; I would really like to talk to him, but I suspect that he would probably not want to talk about it. I can imagine that he is quite ashamed of the whole.
& # 39; I would say to him: & # 39; Nic, what happened? You both told me you wanted to get married. & # 39; & # 39; I would like to listen to him and know what happened. & # 39;