Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa have been together for fourteen years, yet the story of how they met continues to fascinate many. Perhaps it’s because of how private they are when it comes to their lives, providing only small glimpses and keeping everyone’s curiosity strong. It could also be because, from the very beginning, it seems that they were simply meant to be together.
1987: Love At First Sight
Imagine Jason Momoa as an eight-year-old boy with eyes glued to the TV because his crush, Denise Huxtable of The Cosby Show, is on screen. The actor cites this as the first time he laid eyes on Lisa Bonet. Little did he know that the beauty he laid his eyes on as a kid would later become the future Jason Momoa wife.
In an interview with James Corden for The Late Late Show, Momoa recalled a time when he told his mother, “Mommy, I want that one,” upon seeing Bonet on-screen. He continued, “I’m going to stalk you for the rest of my life and I’m going to get you.”
Stalking aside, Momoa certainly made good on that promise. He did get his dream girl in the end.
1993: Lisa Bonet And Lenny Kravitz File For Divorce
It may have been love at first sight for Momoa, but he and Bonet still had quite a bit of growing up to do before they finally got together. For Bonet, her divorce from musician Lenny Kravitz was certainly a turning point during her youth. It wasn’t a complete loss, however. Through their union, Lisa became Zoe Kravitz mom. A real blessing despite everything.
Most separations often mark the end for most, but in Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz’s case it was to be the beginning of a new one. The two have remained close through the years and are often spotted together on the red carpet, even at present.
So, why did they divorce in the first place?
The couple cite their age as the primary reason; they were simply too young. They eloped in 1987 when Bonet was only twenty-years-old. The following year, she gave birth to Zoe Kravitz.
In an interview with Flatt magazine back in 2014, Lenny Kravitz said “I think I just wasn’t ready. I had to take a break. I went through a lot of emotional things, a lot of deaths in my family.” The break-up wasn’t easy on the rocker, either.
Despite the painful end to their relationship, they were able to turn things around and build a better one upon its ruins. Lenny Kravitz even has a close bond with Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet kids. It might seem like an unorthodox set-up for most people, but this family certainly makes things work, and beautifully at that.
2005: Lisa Bonet And Jason Momoa’s First Meeting
It would be close to 18 years before the pair would actually meet in person. They first met at a jazz club in New York City. Momoa, who still harbored quite the crush on Bonet, was very ecstatic after they were introduced by a mutual friend.
“We just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” he recalls in the same interview with James Corden. In true Aquaman Jason Momoa fashion, he didn’t hesitate about expressing his happiness about finally meeting her either. “I had fireworks going off inside, man. I convinced her to take me home, because I was living in a hotel.” They were inseparable ever since.
When asked about their first meeting, Lisa Bonet told Porter Magazine in a 2018 interview, “In that moment, love came and it came big, and he did not rush as I think a lot of men do. He basically picked me up and threw me over his shoulder, caveman style.”
2007 – 2008: The Couple Is Blessed With Their Two Children
View this post on Instagram
going on stage and yelling love love LOVE with my baby boy and pantera. aka @philiphanselmo and the illegals my mind was blown FUCKIN BLOWN. i was living out my childhood dreams. i am so thankful for those moments shared with dear friends and my babies. it’s crazy to think of slayer and anthrax and metallica as ohana but they are love u guys. and to finally meet les claypool was legendary PRIMUS. RHCP AND RAGE was what i grew up on skateboarding and DROGO wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t @panteraofficial love ya phil. i’ve trained and bleed and fought my way to where i am. listening to these legends mahalo nui for your music and endless inspiration. slayers last show on tour. what a fucking night. love you @garyholt_official @tomarayaofficial paul and kerry @slayerbandofficial mahalo for having da momoas. babies i hope you remember these moments with your papa forever back to work. aloha j
The couple welcomed their first child Lola Iolani in July of 2007, followed by Nakoa-Wolf who was born in December of 2008. It’s easy to see that these two are every bit her parents’ children. Not only did they inherit their good looks, they have their free-spirited nature as well!
Jason Momoa Family: Their Unique Parenting Style
Momoa and Bonet are known to have a very tight bond with their children, including Bonet’s eldest, Zoe Kravitz. The family does their best to spend as much time together. Bonet and the children even traveled to the Aquaman set to see Momoa during filming.
At home, the couple makes sure that the kids grow up in an enriching environment. There’s plenty to learn from their unique parenting style, which includes some very interesting house rules:
- They don’t have a TV at home. Despite being actors, the couple prefers a media-free environment for their kids. According to Bonet, she hopes that this would help her kids cultivate their imagination better. So what do Lola and Nakoa-Wolf do for fun? They spend much of their time in nature, playing for hours on end.
- Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet kids were taught about eco-activism early on. It’s no secret that both of their parents are advocates of sustainable living, with Momoa being very vocal about keeping things eco-friendly. He’s not afraid to call out even those he considers friends—including Chris Pratt who once got a bit of “scolding” for posting a photo of himself holding a water bottle.
- They share hobbies. Given his busy schedule, Momoa makes sure to include the children in everything he does. Jason Momoa family does plenty of things together, from rock-climbing, skateboarding, and even learning how to ride motorbikes.
View this post on Instagram
HAPPY PAPA’S DAY everyone. Please go check out our new lil film subscribe to our YouTube channel LINK in BIO. For me, it started off so simple. A boy on a motorcycle for the first time tearing through the backyard. It was only a moment in time, but the ride changed something in me, it was the moment where the wild stomped in. I saved an old rusty motor to build a bike one day, and it’s taken 3 decades to fulfill the dream. Over the years the dream evolved and now all I wanted was to build a bike with my children, to give them the same experience I had as a child, to give them the wind, and the freedom of the ride. A broken motor inspired a dream, and taught me it’s better to share those moments with my babies, the moment where the wild stomped in. What started out as a visit to @harleydavidson to pay my respects turned into a new partnership. I wanted to honor their legacy, too ride is in my blood. So my friends and I went out and shot this video on our own. To show them how important they are in my life. We built a Harley, our memories are woven into the metal, but it’s more than that, it has become a Momoa family heirloom. The legacy is Harley’s, but the memories are ours. Mahalo for the memories. Trailer music. I AM ARIES @mikehayesband New album entitled "Best Always" available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotifty, etc etc etc. Big Mahalo’s to my PRIDE of GYPSIES for making this film with me @captainriff @i.am.aurelius @paakai97 @jasonericlaciste @realdealmada @benchetrit_small_music For the amazing film score @love_cycles shot on @reddigitalcinema @leitzcine @leicacamerausa LOVE u my lovees. Forever ours LOLA and WOLF. Armenta ohana my mom and my wife ALOHA j. #wherethewildstompedin #fathersday #cheeehuuuuu
In fact, their “backyard” is designed for exactly these types of activities. They have climbing walls and skateboard ramps, as well as areas where the kids can practice shooting bows and arrows, and tomahawks.
Jason Momoa and Zoe Kravitz’ Relationship
It’s all love when it comes to this family of five. Jason Momoa met Lisa Bonet daughter, Zoe Kravitz, while she was still in high school — a very rebellious stage for most teenagers. Instead of rejecting Momoa’s presence in her life, however, things worked out for the best. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kravitz even recalls how Momoa ended up drinking forties with her and her friends the day they met.
Now that she’s older, the bond between them has become even stronger. In fact, the two share matching tattoos that read: “etre toujours ivre”, which is French for “always be drunk.”
Their open expressions of love don’t stop there either. The two constantly show support for each other on social media, with Zoe Kravitz posting the sweetest birthday message for her stepdad, who she affectionately calls Papabear.
A Love Triangle: Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet, And Lenny Kravitz’s Relationship
We meant it when we said it’s all love in this family — that includes Lisa Bonet’s former husband, Lenny Kravitz. In an interview, Lenny Kravitz revealed that everything is great between all of them. He remains best friends with Bonet and is good friends with Momoa as well. Together, they prove that there is a lot that can be achieved when there’s mutual respect, adoration, and maturity in relationships.
FUN FACT: Jason Momoa and Lenny Kravitz share matching skull rings!
This same closeness is reflected in the relationship that Zoe Kravitz, Lola, and Nakoa-Wolf have. Not only do the kids spend plenty of time together, Kravitz has even paid tribute to her siblings by naming her band, LolaWolf, after them.
2017: Lisa Bonet And Jason Momoa Make Things Official
Since 2007, reports have been circulating that the couple got married in secret. In the media, they were often referred to as Jason Momoa and wife, which many people took as a confirmation. However, they didn’t actually tie the knot until 2017—surprising many of their fans.
Their 12-year partnership was celebrated in the most intimate of ways, starting with a private ceremony at their home in Topanga, California. In attendance were their friends and family, all of whom were tight-lipped about details from the event. We do know for certain that a traditional Māori haka was performed in honor of the bride.
Based on his social media posts, it’s clear that Momoa has been more than happy about being referred to as Lisa Bonet husband.
The Perfect Fit
Through the years, we have seen many examples of Jason Momoa’s affection for his wife. He reveals that in their home, the real boss is “Mama,” referring to Lisa Bonet herself. His other nickname for her? Goddess. The actor once told People magazine, “We are a perfect fit.” Such a statement rings true when describing their relationship, because the love between the two has always been clear and evident.
View this post on Instagram
I felt like a KING last night. Because of you my love. So honoured to attend and present at the Oscars. To meet so many talented artist congratulations to every nominee all these amazing films @helenmirren i love you such a honour to stay by your side Also love to send my deepest aloha to @karllagerfeld RIP @silviaventurinifendi @jeanneyangstyle for taking my pink velvet scrunchie and turning it into a suit. Unko KARL your a legend. Mahalo for my first suit And to all my insta homies who always make me the coolest jewelry. Love my rings @bookofalchemy @intothefirejewelry @judicael_sacred_skulls @richardbaggettstudios @leroyswoodentattoos @king_baby_studio @hoboshane @red_rabbit_ia and so many more. Cheeeeeeefuknhuuuuuuuuuu #hhrajahhh. #pinkonpink. Aloha j
Bonet’s calm demeanor balances out Momoa’s wild ways. Their philosophies align with each other and both are unafraid of being themselves. This is despite the fact that they are working in an industry that often follows certain standards.
Just take their recent viral moment at the 2020 Golden Globes. Momoa was caught on camera wearing a tank top at the prestigious award ceremony. Now, it isn’t because he was trying to make a fashion statement. He actually gave his Tom Ford jacket to his wife because she was cold.
On Love Scenes And Separating Personal Life From Work
Jason Momoa has always been upfront about refusing to watch Lisa Bonet’s love scenes in her series, Ray Donovan. While very supportive of what she does, he goes on to say, “I just don’t really wanna see certain things. I love her, it’s our job, but I gotta separate it.”
When it comes to his own intimate scenes, he revealed that he tried to ban his wife from watching his work on Game of Thrones. This is because some of those scenes were quite brutal—as fans of the famed series would know.
Lisa Bonet ignored those requests, however, and watched anyway. The result? She ended up becoming a huge fan. Though he exited the show early on, he remains friends with his old castmates and often used that connection to tease his wife about future storylines.
2019: Zoe Kravitz And Karl Glusman’s Wedding – A Family Affair
Kravitz’s wedding gave the busy family an opportunity to get together and celebrate her marriage with fellow actor, Karl Glusman. Bonet and former husband Lenny Kravitz reunited for the special day. With them were Momoa and the bride’s younger siblings, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf. Also in the guest list? Kravitz’s castmates from Big Little Lies.
The wedding festivities started off with a family dinner at Lapérouse restaurant, but the ceremony itself was held at Lenny Kravitz’s mansion in France. In one photo from the event, posted by the bride on her Instagram page, we are given a glimpse into how close the family really is. It’s a tender moment between Jason Momoa family and Lenny Kravitz.
2020: On Creative Collaborations And The Future
The couple counts 14 years of togetherness this year, but their collaborations are few and far between. Fortunately, they were given another opportunity in an ad for Quicken Loans. The hilarious commercial aired during the 2020 Super Bowl.
The one-minute advertisement delivered quite the unexpected surprise for many. We won’t spoil it for you, but don’t expect to see the alpha male we’ve come to know Jason Momoa as. Just know that Lisa Bonet makes a memorable cameo near the end.
View this post on Instagram
So proud of all the women involved in this amazing music video my insanely talented other half directed for @dorothy and @angelhaze @wah_music @reallindaperry LINK in BIO. So proud of my wife please check it out everyone mahalo for the support. Aloha J #FreedomRemix. Go to playlist on my YouTube channel to see making of. Cheeehuuuuu
So, what’s next for Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet? They have overcome expectations set upon them, from their 14-year age gap, to managing to stay together despite their busy careers. Considering that, we can only see their relationship becoming even stronger. As fans, we also hope to see them work on more projects together like they did on The Red Road and Road to Paloma!
Who knows? We might even get an appearance from Lisa Bonet in future Aquaman movies. With these two, nothing seems impossible.