Hollywood star Nicolas Cage is celebrating after his third wife ALICE KIM CAGE gave birth to their first child together earlier today (03OCT05).

The Oscar-winning actor, 41, and Kim Cage, 21, welcomed their son KAL-EL COPPOLA CAGE in a New York City hospital this morning.

The LEAVING LAS VEGAS star's publicist ANNETT WOLF confirmed, "They are healthy and happy and it's quite lovely."

Cage and Kim Cage wed in July 2004 after a whirlwind six month courtship. They met when the actor visited the Los Angeles restaurant where Kim Cage was employed as a waitress.

The actor has previously been married to actress Patricia Arquette (APR95-MAY01) and singer Lisa Marie Presley (AUG02-MAY04).

He has a son WESTON, 13, from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Kristina Fulton.