Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet's Relationship Timeline Will Make You Feel A Lot of Things
In the split heard round the world, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet sadly called it quits at the beginning of 2022. After being together for almost two decades and constantly gushing over the other in interviews, the two made the tough call to end their marriage. The couple, who shares two children together, met in the early 2000s but waited until just a few years ago to make everything official and tie the knot. But Momoa’s devotion to Bonet goes back even farther than that. For the couple’s complete relationship timeline – from when they met until they decided to break up – keep reading.
2004/2005: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet First Meet
2004/2005: Though Momoa later admitted to Esquire that he had a crush on Bonet way back when she was on The Cosby Show throughout the ’80s, the two didn’t actually meet and connect until later. Reports are mixed about whether they met in 2004 or 2005, but it was definitely at an LA jazz club. Momoa said on The Late Late Show in 2017 that their first meeting practically blew his mind. “I turned to my friend and was like [fakes screaming]. I had f*cking fireworks going off inside, man.”
Bonet was a little more reserved about their first meeting but admits that they were essentially together from that day forward. “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 told Porter in 2018.
July 2007: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet Have Their First Child
Momoa and Bonet welcomed their first child, a daughter they named Lola Iolani Momoa, on July 23, 2007. This was Bonet’s second child after giving birth to her first daughter with former husband, Lenny Kravitz, Zoë Kravitz in 1988.
2007: Rumors Circulate That Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa Got Married
A couple years after they met and soon after they welcomed Lola, rumours began to circulate that Bonet and Momoa had secretly gotten married. However, it turned out to not be true.
December 2008: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet Welcome Their Second Child
Momoa and Bonet had their second child together on Dec. 15, 2008, and named him Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.
2014: Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa Work On Their First Movie Together
Both Bonet and Momoa starred in Road to Paloma in 2014, and Momoa also wrote and directed the film. They also worked on the TV show Red Road together around this time. He told Collider in 2014 what a pleasure it was to be able to work with Bonet. “It’s an honour,” he said. “In this business, we have to travel so far away from our families. We have two children, so if we can work together, that’s awesome. Before I met her, it was a dream to work with her.”
2017: Jason Momoa Opens Up About Being a Dad
In an interview with Men’s Health, Momoa got real about his time as a father. “I really can’t tell you what the hell I was doing before I had kids,” he said. “Just f*cking off. Wasting time. I think I was pretty reckless and definitely a bit out of control. Now I’m more focused. I probably love myself more and take care of myself more because I want to stick around.”
October 2017: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet Get Married
Momoa and Bonet tied the knot after more than a decade together in October 2017. Us Weekly broke the news a month later that the couple had wed in secret in Topanga, CA.
December 2018: Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa Show Off Their Friendship
January 2022: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet Announce Their Split
In a now-deleted Jan. 12 Instagram post, Momoa announced he and Bonet were separating after almost two decades together. In the message, Momoa wrote, “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.” He added that the love between them would carry on, along with their “devotion unwavering” to their children.