In a shocking reveal, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet announced their split in a joint statement on his Instagram yesterday.
“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,” the joint statement reads. “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,” the statement continued. “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…”
The statement concluded, “Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life our children. Teaching our children what’s possible. Living the Prayer. May Love Prevail✨ J & L.”
Along with the announcement of their split, Jason Momoa shared several photos in his post, including one of a sunset sky, one of a person holding a baby bird and wearing a shirt that reads “May my soul shout love”, and another close-up of the hands holding the young bird.
It’s been 16 years of relationship for Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet, who started dating in 2005 after being introduced by mutual friends at a jazz club.
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Momoa spoke about his first date with Bonet, saying, “We just happened to be in the right place at the right time.”
“I actually had dreaded my hair for her. I had dreadlocks, she had dreadlocks. I literally turned around and I see her and she goes, ‘I’m Lisa.’ I turned around to my friend and I [pretended to scream]. I had f—ing fireworks going off inside, man,” he said at the time. “I convinced her to take me home, because I was living in a hotel.”
The two ended up sharing a meal at Cafe 101, where Momoa said they hit it off. “We sat down, she ordered a Guinness, and that was it,” he added. “I beyond love Guinness. We had Guinness and grits, and the rest is history.”
Momoa had his eye on Bonet for years before they met. “[She was] literally my childhood crush,” he told Esquire in October 2019. “I mean, I didn’t tell her that. I didn’t let her know I was a stalker until after we had the kids.”
The couple got married in 2017 and share two kids – daughter Lola, 14, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 13. Lisa is also mom to Zoe Kravitz, whom she shares with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz. Read on to know more about Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet’s relationship timeline here.