The actor and Alice Kim have been separated since January (16), according to his representative.

The couple, which shares a 10-year-old son, would have celebrated its 12th wedding anniversary in August (16).

Kim, who is 20 years younger than 52-year-old Cage, met the Con Air star in 2004 while working as a waitress in a Los Angeles restaurant.

They were engaged two months later after a whirlwind courtship.

Cage told The Guardian in 2013 that he and Kim married quickly so she could travel with him to South Africa while he made 2005 movie Lord of War, stating, "We did it because we loved each other."

The couple hit the headlines in April, 2011, following an alleged altercation in New Orleans, Louisiana. The actor was taken into police custody but quickly freed on bail, and soon after local officials decided to close their investigation into the incident.

Cage's representative said at the time, "The New Orleans District Attorney has confirmed that no charges of any kind will be pursued against him. After their investigation, the DAs refused all charges against Nic and the matter has been closed. We are pleased that the process led to the correct result, despite inaccurate media reports, and that Nick has been cleared and all charges have been dropped."

He was previously married to Lisa Marie Presley for almost four months in 2002, and to Patricia Arquette for five years.

The movie star also has a 25-year-old son, named Weston, from a relationship with model Christina Fulton.