Nicolas Cage has said he was ''shocked'' by the end of his marriage to Alice Kim but admits he has no hard feelings towards his estranged wife.

The 54-year-old actor parted ways from his third spouse, who is the mother of his 13-year-old son Kal-El , in 2016, and the Ghost Rider star says he wasn't expecting their relationship to end.

Speaking to The Guardian, Cage said: ''It was a shocker for me - I definitely didn't see it coming, and those feelings had to go somewhere, so they went into the performance.''

Asked if he and Alice are still in contact, he added: ''Oh yes, I want to. She was quite young when I married her and I don't really have any ill will towards what happened. That's all I'll say.

''And now it's like, wow, I'm 54 and I'm single again - I didn't see that coming! It's pretty grim.''

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim wed in 2004

Cage says he wouldn't be interested in online dating apps, saying:  ''No, definitely not. I'm not on social media, but everyone else is so I'm like, well, what do I do?''

The Mandy actor, who also has son Weston, 27, with former partner Christina Fulton, and was previously wed to Lisa Marie Presley for several months in 2002 and Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001, said he doesn't ''count'' their marriages as real.

''I don't really count those two marriages, I don't think they belong on my record. The real marriage for me was the 14 years I had with Alice and the child we have together.''

Mandy is released in cinemas on October 12.

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