Momoa and Bonet have been in a relationship since 2005 after first meeting at the Los Angeles jazz club in 2004.
Jason Momoa, 42, and Lisa Bonet, 54, are splitting after being together for 16 years. The actors released a joint statement announcing their split on Instagram.
"We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding ~and our family is of no exception," the post started, "feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring." It went on to say, And so~ We share our Family news~That we are parting ways in marriage." The statement also clarified that this announcement was being made 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 post was made on Momoa's Instagram account that added, "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 is unwavering to this sacred life & our Children. Teaching our Children What’s possible ~ Living the Prayer. May Love Prevail" The almost poetic announcement was signed off by "J & L." The post was also followed by several pictures including that of a tiny bird being held.
Momoa and Bonet have been in a relationship since 2005 after first meeting at the Los Angeles jazz club in 2004. Although it was generally believed that they were married for a long time, it was later revealed that they actually tied the knot only in 2017. The ceremony which was supposed to be a secret did not remain so after it was leaked by someone. “I thought it would have stayed that way, but some a**hole leaked it and I will find you,” he said at the time of the news leak. He added, “You know what, I've been married to my wife for 12 years. It’s just a gathering of our families and celebrating our love.” They have two children together, Lola born in 2007, and Nakoa-Wolf born in 2008.
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet say they are ending their 16-year relationship. The couple began dating in 2005 and married in 2017. They have a son and daughter together. https://t.co/SHLWPrbZkG— The Associated Press (@AP) January 13, 2022
The two actors worked together in the 2014–15 series The Red Road. Recalling their instant chemistry, Bonet previously said, "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." She added, "In that moment, love came and it came big, and he did not run as I think a lot of men do. He basically picked me up and threw me over his shoulder, caveman style." Momoa had previously shared that he has had a crush on Bonet since he was eight. The two have a 12 year age gap.
Bonet is best known for playing Denise Huxtable on the sitcom The Cosby Show as well as its spinoff series A Different World. This role earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Momoa made a name for himself after starring in the Game of Thrones as Khal Drogo. He later portrayed Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe.