Actor Nicolas Cage deeply regrets divorcing Lisa-Marie Presley.

The screen star wed Presley after a whirlwind romance in August (02), only for their union to dissolve by the end of the year.

And despite their hurried break-up, Cage admits he'd like to have seen if their relationship truly had a chance of working.

He says, "Often times when you have two people who are very strong in their own personalities and rather intense - I'll even use the word stubborn or not willing to compromise - sometimes you can have a hard time meshing.

"So we got into this unfortunate pattern of breaking up and getting back together again.

"I miss her every day. Sometimes I wish we couldn't have rushed the marriage and sometimes I regret rushing the divorce, but it just seemed like it wasn't gonna change."

But Cage is happy that he and Presley are, at least, friends.

He adds, "I think that the thing that we have now is great. In a lot of ways she was like a best friend because I didn't want anything from her and she didn't want anything from me."