How Jason Momoa Met and Divorced Older Wife Lisa Bonet

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If you’re wondering what happened to Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet, you aren’t alone. Fans were shocked by recent Instagram posts announcing their split!

Lisa Bonet is 12 years older than her husband Jason MomoaLisa Bonet is 12 years older than her husband Jason Momoa (Credit: WENN / Avalon)

Their love story is riveting and the stuff of bohemian storybooks: Manifesting romance and secret weddings? Grits, Guinness, and dreadlocks?

Here’s the story of how Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet met, fell in love, and what ultimately became of their marriage.

Why is Lisa Bonet famous?

Lisa Bonet starred as Denise Huxtable in the 1980’s hit, The Cosby Show. Lisa portrayed a quick-witted teenager with a free spirit.

Lisa Bonet was 16 years old when she landed the role of Denise Huxtable in the hit comedy series The Cosby ShowLisa Bonet was 16 years old when she landed the role of Denise Huxtable in the hit comedy series The Cosby Show (Credit: WENN)

She has also starred in movies like Enemy of the State (1999) and High Fidelity (2000).

How much is Lisa Bonet's net worth?She is an American actress with an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.
Full Name:Lilakoi Moon (born Lisa Michelle Bonet)
Born:November 16, 1967, in San Francisco, California
Are Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet still together?No, they announced in January 2022 they're splitting after four years of marriage.
How tall is Lisa Bonet?5′ 2″ (157 cm)
Feet/Shoe Size:8 (US)
How old was Lisa Bonet when she married Zoe Kravitz?She married Lenny Kravitz in 1987 in Las Vegas when she was 20 and Kravitz was 23.

In addition to her onscreen work, she may be equally known for her romantic history punctuated with two very different, very talented men.

Lisa Bonet was 19 when she played 17-year-old Epiphany Proudfoot in the 1987 American neo-noir psychological horror film Angel HeartLisa Bonet was 19 when she played 17-year-old Epiphany Proudfoot in the 1987 American neo-noir psychological horror film Angel Heart (Credit: WENN)

Musician Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet

In rocker Lenny Kravitz’s memoir, he describes reaching for a TV Guide, claiming that he would one day marry the beautiful woman on the cover one day.

As luck would have it, the same woman, Lisa Bonet, would cross his path one evening at a New Edition concert. However, you’ll soon find that Nicole Kidman’s ex-boyfriend is not the only one who seemingly manifested a romance with Bonet.

After a whirlwind romance, the two eloped on November 16, 1987, Lisa’s 20th birthday. Both had parents of the Jewish faith, and also shared similar life philosophies.

Lenny Kravitz and his ex-wife Lisa Bonet go for lunch together at Gracias Madre Restaurant in Beverly HillsLenny Kravitz and his ex-wife Lisa Bonet go for lunch together at Gracias Madre Restaurant in Beverly Hills on March 13, 2015 (Credit: WENN)

The pair had a daughter, Zoë Isabella Kravitz, who has gone on to become quite famous. Kravitz and Bonet split amicably in 1993 and remain fast friends to this day.

If you had any question about how Lenny took the divorce, then look no farther to “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over,” which rocked the airwaves for years following the divorce.

Several songs on the same album reference the pain and difficulty Kravitz was experiencing near the end of their marriage.

Who is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet?

Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet have one daughter together: Zoë Kravitz.

Zoë has amassed deep filmography credits including the Spiderman franchise as well as J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Miss Kravitz also stars in Hulu’s series High Fidelity, which is based on the film her mother was in.

Zoë Isabella Kravitz is the daughter of actor-musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa BonetZoë Isabella Kravitz is the daughter of actor-musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

She has also modeled professionally for brands like Coach, Vera Wang, and Tiffany & Co.

Where is Jason Momoa from?

Jason Momoa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but was raised in Norwalk, Iowa from the age of six months. He later returned to the islands to attend the University of Hawaii.

What is Jason Momoa's net worth?He is an American actor, model, director, writer, and producer with an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Full Name:Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
Born:August 1, 1979, in Nānākuli, a census-designated place in the Waiʻanae District on the island of Oʻahu, City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.
Kids:Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa (2008) and Lola Iolani Momoa (2007)
Feet/Shoe Size:14 (US)
How tall is Jason Momoa?6′ 4″ (193 cm)
Nationality:American
How much did Jason Momoa get paid for Aquaman?He reportedly received a paycheck of $15 million for the 2018 American superhero film Aquaman.
How much is Jason Momoa paid for his role in the American science fiction drama television series See?He is is earning around $600,000 per episode for his role as Baba Voss in the Apple TV+ series See.
Are the Rock and Jason Momoa related?No, they are close friends but not related.

Momoa strongly identifies with his Native Hawaiian heritage from his father’s ancestry. In fact, the sleeve tattoo on his forearm is representative of a shark, his family’s spirit guardian.

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is of partial Native Hawaiian ancestryJoseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is of partial Native Hawaiian ancestry and his mother is of German, Irish, and Native American descent (Credit: WENN)

He also reportedly performed the Haka, a traditional war dance of Māori origin that is now performed in Hawaii, during his audition for Game of Thrones.

Love at First Sight: Jason Momoa

On multiple occasions, Jason Momoa has described his early infatuation with Lisa Bonet. As an 8-year old, Jason reportedly pointed to his television while watching The Cosby Show and said “I want that one,” indicating Lisa.

Jason Momoa was only 8 years old when he fell in love with Lisa Bonet after watching her on The Cosby ShowJason Momoa was only 8 years old when he fell in love with Lisa Bonet after watching her on The Cosby Show (Credit: WENN)

She was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. His mother smiled, dismissing the sweet gesture. Over the years, he admits to following her as a fan before their first meeting.

How did Jason Momoa get started in Hollywood?

Almost unrecognizable next to his present-day physique, Jason Momoa made his screen debut as a slender and clean-shaven actor first cast in Baywatch: Hawaii in 1999.

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa made his acting debut as Jason Ioane on the syndicated action drama series Baywatch: HawaiiJoseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa made his acting debut as Jason Ioane on the syndicated action drama series Baywatch: Hawaii (Credit: WENN)

Around the time that Jason met Lisa Bonet, his career was starting to pick up steam when he accepted a role in 2005 on Stargate: Atlantis, which would span four years.

How did Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet meet?

Years passed when one fateful evening in 2005, Momoa was spending the evening with friends at a jazz club in Los Angeles when he was introduced to Bonet by mutual friends.

Jason’s 6’4” frame towered over Lisa’s 5’2”. He struggled to maintain his composure, but Jason still managed to arrange for Lisa to give him a ride home that evening, as he was staying at a hotel and was without a car.

The pair stopped off at a cafe for a quick bite and ended up bonding on everything from grits to Guinness and their dreadlocks. At the time, he didn’t have the courage to tell her that it was, in fact, Lisa that had inspired him to get the iconic hairstyle.

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa first met at a jazz club in Los Angeles in 2005Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa first met at a jazz club in Los Angeles in 2005 (Credit: WENN)

Over time, their relationship grew, and Momoa referenced Lisa as his wife in interviews. Fans assumed for years that the two had secretly been married around 2007.

Even though they had been living as a common-law married couple for years, Lisa and Jason made it official in 2017 and held an intimate, secret wedding with a close group of friends. They described it as “a celebration of [their] love.”

How much older is Lisa Bonet than Jason Momoa?

If you’ve been keeping track, Jason Momoa had professed his celebrity crush at age 8 while Bonet was already a teenager on The Cosby Show.

The year that they met, Lisa was 38 years old Jason turned 26 in 2005, making their age difference 12 years.

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet as Newlyweds

Listening to Jason and Lisa speak about each other had us taking furious notes for our own relationships.

Lisa told PORTEREdit in March 2018, “What’s cool about Jason is that he’s an alpha male who stands for love and family.”

She went on to say, “He’s a leader. He’s generous. Just in terms of charisma, physique, the right use of power, responsibility, work ethic- you can go down the line.”

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet secretly married in 2017 and have two children togetherJason Momoa and Lisa Bonet secretly married in 2017 and have two children together (Credit: Avalon / WENN)

Jason has described his wife as “a goddess,” and “the boss.” He also told HuffPost Live that “She’s so amazing. She’s an angel. She’s amazing. God bless her.”

In fact, just watching the couple gaze at each other on the red carpet gave us butterflies. Jason claims that the thing Lisa loves most about him is his wild, trademark hair. He says she “would probably leave me,” if he were to cut it.

Do Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have kids?

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have two children together. Their daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, was born in 2007. Their son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, was born in 2008. “Wolfie,” as his father calls him, has been cited as Jason’s much smaller lookalike.

The family shares a wooded acreage near Topanga, California. They have two wolf-hybrid pups, a donkey, and a python.

Jason Momoa with his mom Coni Momoa, his son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, his wife Lisa Bonet, and his daughter Lola Iolani MomoaJason Momoa with his mom Coni Momoa, his son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, his wife Lisa Bonet, and his daughter Lola Iolani Momoa (Credit: Apega / WENN)

Somehow, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the Game of Thrones star. In addition to housing their family and exotic pets, their home also has an elaborate “man cave,” an ax-throwing range, and a yoga studio. Can we get an invite?

Do Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa get along?

Upon separating, Lisa Bonet and ex-husband Lenny Kravitz vowed to co-parent young Zoë Kravitz peacefully.

Once Jason Momoa entered the picture, their friendship and dedication to co-parenting did not falter. Instead, Lenny and Jason struck up a strong friendship that some might find surprising.

Both Kravitz and Momoa can be seen striking poses together and showing off matching bone skull rings on their Instagram pages.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Given their history, they’ve created quite an unexpected bromance. The two even reportedly spent more time together in recent periods of lockdown. Kravitz says that he loved Momoa from the moment he met him.

Kravitz describes Jason as “a big teddy bear.” He recently said, “He’s a kid at heart and that’s why I love him. We really love each other. We’re not only family but friends.”

Momoa is a bit more tight-lipped about their friendship aside from quips and shoutouts on Instagram. Although when asked about his stepdaughter, Zoë, and her father, he gushed, “I love her dad. I hope and pray my daughter is that talented and loving and open and close to her family.”

Did Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet work together?

Jason Momoa directed, co-wrote, and starred in Road to Paloma (2014). Lisa Bonet was cast opposite Momoa. He reportedly was incredibly nervous to perform in front of his wife.

The film was shot with a budget of $250,000- very slim by Hollywood standards- and relied heavily on the collaboration of friends and family to bring the piece together.

What have Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet been doing lately?

Jason continues to strike box office gold with hits like Aquaman in 2019. He is also starring as the title character in its sequel that’s scheduled for release in 2022.

Unbeknownst to many, Jason also has several producing credits under his belt. He also continues to contribute in co-writing roles on different projects.

Actor Jason Momoa and wife/actress Lisa BonetActor Jason Momoa and wife/actress Lisa Bonet arrive at the World Premiere Of Apple TV+’s ‘See’ held at the Fox Village Theater on October 21, 2019, in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States (Credit: Avalon / WENN)

Lisa describes herself as “living life on [her] own terms,” and is very selective about the projects she pursues. She can be seen most recently as part of Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

Bonet has actually changed her name to Lilakoi Moon; however, she maintains Lisa Bonet as her name for professional work. Off-screen, she’s enjoying motherhood and pursuing strict, natural health and fitness regimens.

So What Happened to Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet’s Marriage?

16.6 million Momoa-Bonet fans were startled to see a joint message on Jason’s Instagram @prideofgypsies on January 12th.

“ We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding ~and our family is of no exception… feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring And so~ We share our Family news~ That we are parting ways in marriage,” the post reads on a simple black background.

“We share this not because we believe it’s newsworthy, but so that- as we go about our lives that we may do so with dignity and honesty,” the post continues. “The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived. We free each other- to be who we are learning to become…”

“Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life & our Children. Teaching our Children What’s possible ~ Living the Prayer May Love Prevail ✨ J & L.” The post concludes with several images, including a crescent moon, and a small bird in what we assume to be their children’s hands.

Lisa Bonet May Have Hinted at Divorce as Early as 2021

Bonet spoke with Interview magazine in late 2021, where she’s quoted as saying, “ Everything is crumbling out there. The personal work is understanding where empire and those archetypes live within us. The revolution is on the inside, and learning to be new in this new world…[I’m] definitely learning how to be authentically me, learning to be new, and following this invitation from the universe to step into this river of uncertainty.”

Her words echo the sentiment released in the couple’s shared statement, which leads us to believe these conversations were already happening behind closed doors.

But Did Jason Momoa Cheat on Lisa Bonet?

Pictures have surfaced of Jason Momoa being extra friendly with co-star Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones.

Similarly, their appearance on the Graham Norton Show is being dissected by the internet, where Momoa claims to ring Emilia every time he’s in England.

The two have not claimed to have a romantic relationship as of yet, but fans are waiting to see what happens as the dust clears from Wednesday’s announcement.

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet: The End of an Era

These two stars have such a unique story surrounding their relationship and blended family. We’ll definitely miss their bohemian vibe and feral romance.

Nicole Kidman, Jason Momoa, and Amber Heard at the Aquaman premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre premiere in Los Angeles on December 12, 2018Nicole Kidman, Jason Momoa, and Amber Heard at the Aquaman premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre premiere in Los Angeles on December 12, 2018 (Credit: WENN / FayesVision)

In December 2018, Amber Heard looked like she fell into a well filled with swamp water before hitting the blue carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre premiere of her new movie ‘Aquaman’ in Los Angeles.

She was also joined by her co-stars Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Ludi Lin, Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, and Djimon Hounsou.

Amber Heard rocked a variety of jewelry by Ana Khouri, AS29, and Jacquie AicheAmber Heard rocked a variety of jewelry by Ana Khouri, AS29, and Jacquie Aiche (Credit: WENN / FayesVision)

The then 32-year-old American actress donned a seaweed-metallic embellished long-sleeve dress from the Julien Macdonald Spring 2018 Collection.

She styled her dress with jewelry by Ana Khouri, AS29, and part-Egyptian jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche. Her outfit was styled by Karla Welch.

Amber Heard's seaweed-metallic embellished long-sleeve dress from Julien MacdonaldAmber Heard’s seaweed-metallic embellished long-sleeve dress from Julien Macdonald (Credit: WENN / FayesVision)

Amber’s outfit was completed with a messy off-the-shoulder hairstyle, smoky eyes, and copper Pigalle Follies pumps by Christian Louboutin.

Amber Heard flaunts her legs in copper Pigalle Follies pumps by Christian LouboutinAmber Heard flaunts her legs in copper Pigalle Follies pumps by Christian Louboutin (Credit: WENN / FayesVision)

Do you prefer this ensemble to the swim cap outfit that she wore to the London premiere?

Amber’s co-star Nicole Kidman donned a champagne-hued Armani Prive Fall 2018 sequin-embellished halter neck tiered gown.

Nicole Kidman's champagne-hued sequin-embellished halter neck tiered gownNicole Kidman’s champagne-hued sequin-embellished halter neck tiered gown (Credit: WENN / FayesVision)

She accessorized with Harry Winston jewelry. Nicole’s ensemble was styled by InStyle’s fashion director Julia Vonn Boehm.

Nicole Kidman with Harry Winston jewelry and messy hair at the Aquaman premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre premiere in Los Angeles on December 12, 2018Nicole Kidman with Harry Winston jewelry and messy hair at the Aquaman premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre premiere in Los Angeles on December 12, 2018 (Credit: WENN / FayesVision)

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