Nicolas Cage and his wife, Alice Kim, ended their whirlwind romance after 11 years. Their story was one out of a fairytale novel. He met her at a restaurant where she was a waitress and hardly two months later, he put a ring on her finger. They were soon married at a ranch in Northern California in July, 2004.

From two different worlds, they seemed like an unlikely couple but a few years later they proved their love could stand the test of time. Though they were twenty years apart, they looked like a couple who would make it till the end; so news of their secret separation took the media by surprise.

This was his third marriage and they have a 10 year-old son, Kal-el Coppola Cage, together. Cage’s previous two marriages were short-lived compared to this one.

While their marriage started off on a happy and heart-filled note, midway in their marriage, Cage was arrested for domestic abuse. He was accused of taking Kim by her arm and dragging her towards their rented home in New Orleans. After a period of time, all the charges were dropped.

The couple has been living separately for the past six months. While no one expected to see this happen to them, Cage’s musician son Wes Cage has a different opinion.

The 25 year-old musician is Cage’s son from his relationship with former model Christina Fulton. Wes says that his father is an amazing grandfather to his son and he is a wonderful father. He goes on to say that the morals and philosophies that he would teach his son would be from his father Nicholas Cage.

Well, it looks like there might be more than meets the eye when it comes to storybook romances.