Long before he met actor Lisa Bonet, known for her roles in «The Cosby Show» and «High Fidelity,» Momoa already had feelings for her. The actor told Esquire in 2019 that when Bonet was starring in «The Cosby Show» throughout the 1980s, she was his ultimate childhood crush. Despite this and the fact that the two were arguably in the same celebrity circles, they did not meet until decades later.
The exact date when Momoa and Bonet met is not exactly known but is generally reported to be around 2005. In a 2017 interview on «The Late Late Show With James Corden,» the «Game of Thrones» actor revealed he met Bonet at a jazz club in Los Angeles, and it was love at first sight for him. «We just happened to be at the right place at the right time . . . I turned to my friend and was like [fakes screaming]. I had f*cking fireworks going off inside, man,» he said recalling the event. Bonet, on the other hand, did not have the same experience, telling Porter in 2018, «I can’t say it was full-on from the moment we saw each other, but we have been together from the day that we met.» After meeting, the two stopped for a late-night bite to eat and were together from that day on.
In two years, Momoa and Bonet welcomed their first child together, Lola Iolani in July 2007, per The Sun. Not long after, the pair continued growing their family and had another child, Nakoa-Wolf, in December 2008. The couple’s children, including Bonet’s daughter Zoë, have a strong family bond. Lenny told The Times in 2019, «Our families are blended. I love her husband [the actor Jason Momoa] — he’s like a brother to me — and I love the kids. It’s beautiful, but it takes work.»
Rumors of Momoa and Bonet getting married were strong over the years, and the pair officially tied the knot in October 2017. Us Weekly reported at the time that the pair had a private ceremony at their home in Topanga, CA. The two remained married for another four years before announcing their split in January 2022.
The news of the couple’s separation came from Momoa’s Instagram account. The post, which has since been deleted, read in part (via Today), «We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times…And so ~ We share our family news: That we are parting ways in marriage. We share this not because we think it’s newsworthy ~ but so that~ as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty.»
Rumors that the two were getting back together swirled in February 2022, but in an interview with Access Hollywood at the Oscars in March 2022, Momoa denied the reconciliation rumors. When asked about reuniting with Bonet, the actor said, «We’re not back together. We’re family, you know? We have two beautiful children together. We’re not getting back together. We’re family forever.»