Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim, who got married nearly 12 years ago, have been separated since January, his rep confirmed to The Times on Friday.
The two started dating in February 2004 after meeting at an L.A. restaurant where she was a waitress. They were engaged two months later and said "I do" about four months after that, when she was 20 and he was 40. In October 2005 they welcomed a son, Kal-El.
A rocky moment in the estranged couple's relationship made headlines a few years back when they fought publicly on a street in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Kim was the actor's third wife; Cage, now 52, was previously married to Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley.
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