Actor Nicolas Cage is terrified of proclaiming his joy at being married to third wife ALICE KIM, in case "someone takes the happiness away".

The LEAVING LAS VEGAS star, 40, tied the knot with the pretty 21-year-old waitress in July (04) after a whirlwind courtship.

At a publicity junket Wednesday (15DEC04) for his latest film NATIONAL TREASURE in Taiwanese capital Taipei, Cage explained, "I just want to say that I'm content.

"If I say I'm happy, that's too fragile of a word. I'm afraid someone will take the happiness away."

Cage has been married and divorced twice before, his first coupling with Patricia Arquette lasted six years and he split from second wife Lisa Marie PRESLEY in November 2002 after just four months of marriage.

16/12/2004 05:48