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Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet Shock Fans With Divorce News, Saying ‘Seismic Shifts Occurring’
Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet
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It’s not too shocking when anyone gets divorced in Hollywood, but there are some couples that seem destined to stay together. Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet were one of those couples. That’s why their recent announcement of a split came as such a surprise to so many of their fans.

The couple’s statement on their divorce read: “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. And so, we share our family news, that we are parting ways in marriage.”

The statement continued, “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 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 unwavering to this sacred life & our Children.”

Momoa, 42, and Bonet, 54, began dating in 2005 and wed in secret in 2017. The couple shares two children – daughter Lola and son Nakoa-Wolf – together. Bonet also has another daughter Zoë Kravitz, whom she shares with ex-husband musician Lenny Kravitz. 

Part of the reason some fans believed Momoa and Bonet would last forever is the background of their love story. Momoa admitted he fell in love with his future wife when he saw her on “The Cosby Show.” Much later, they ran into each other at a jazz club and were instantly smitten.

“Listen it was more than [love at first sight],” Momoa said when he was asked about his relationship with Bonet during an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

“Ever since I was 8 years old and I saw her on the TV I was like, ‘Mommy, I want that one.’” 

He continued, “I was like, ‘I’m going to stalk you for the rest of my life, and I’m going to get you.’ I’m a full-fledged stalker. But yeah, I’ve just always wanted to meet her. She was a queen, always.”

When they finally met through mutual friends at a jazz club, he shared his reaction when finally meeting Bonet officially. “I turned around to my friend and I was like ‘ahhh!’ I had f***ing fireworks going off inside, man,” Momoa said.

Momoa once told Men’s Health, “I met her over a pint of Guinness. She ordered it. I thought ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe I’m with a woman who ordered a Guinness. I love her.’ When I got to know her, she was the woman of my dreams.”

And Momoa didn’t shy away from over-the-top romantic gestures to make his true feelings known. The “Aquaman” star paid to have Bonet’s 1965 Mustang painstakingly restored and documented the whole process on YouTube in 2020.

The actor wrote in a short Instagram clip, “Aloha everyone, this is 14 years in the making. I wanted to surprise my wife with her first car she ever bought and bring it back to life and into our family.”

Previously, Momoa bought Bonet a donkey just because she wanted one. 

“I live up in Topanga, on five acres,” he told The New York Times in 2017. “I go hiking a lot. I’ve got kids, goats. My wife always wanted a donkey, so I bought her one. We walk our donkey, and we’ve got two [dogs] who are half Malamute, half wolf.”

A long infatuation and a few big romantic gestures weren’t enough to save Bonet and Momoa’s marriage, however. The couple says they are committed to raising their children together, but will no longer be continuing their relationship.  

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