Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have been married for four years, but their relationship has been developing for over a decade. To an outsider, their love might have seemed a bit bizarre, but that was sort of their signature—until they shocked the world when they announced their separation.
Lisa Bonet is 12 years older than Jason Momoa, but that’s not even the beginning of how different these two superstars are. Let’s dive in and find out how their unique lifestyle and quirks have made them relationship goals for years, until the very end.
Shoot for the Stars
Jason Momoa was born in 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His big break came when he appeared in the first season of *Game of Thrones* as Khal Drogo. He later landed the role of Aquaman in the DC films and became a huge star.
Lisa Bonet was already a big star long before they met, though. She was born in 1967 in San Fransisco and became everyone’s favorite high-schooler with The Cosby Show back in the ‘80s. In 1987, when Momoa was only 9 years old, Bonet married her first husband, Lenny Kravitz, with whom she welcomed her first daughter, Zoë Isabella Kravitz, in 1988. So how did this seemingly unlikely duo come together?
Before They Met
Right after their wedding, Jason Momoa confessed his true feelings about his wife before they met on The Late Show with James Corden. It all happened when he was a sweet, little eight-year-old boy, innocently watching The Cosby Show with his mother.
It truly was love at first “televised” sight, though, as he saw Lisa Bonet on screen and immediately said, “Mommy, I want that one.” It turns out that Lisa Bonet was one of Momoa’s first celebrity crushes, but how did he get lucky enough to marry her decades later?
Momoa Was Serious From the Start
Even though Momoa and Bonet didn’t meet until years later, his feelings for her were serious and intense. He admitted to James Corden that when he saw his star crush on the television screen he said, “I’m going to stalk you for the rest of my life, and I’m going to get you.”
And as creepy as it might be, he was fully aware of it and reassured the audience that he let Bonet know his true feelings only after having two kids together. He light-heartedly explained that it would have come off as “creepy and weird” had he told her beforehand. So, how did they actually end up meeting in real life?
Guinness & Grits
The couple’s first real encounter was shocking to him. He told James Corden that the two had mutual friends and they all had ended up in the same jazz club one night. Once they bumped into each other, Momoa was super pumped and turned around to his friend and silently screamed “like a little girl.”
Even though he was initially in shock, he somehow “convinced her to take [him] home” since he was living in a hotel. Along the way, they ended up at a café where she ordered a Guinness (Momoa’s favorite drink) and he ordered grits. Who would have thought they would instantly hit it off?
Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery
They say that copying is one of the highest forms of flattery. Jason Momoa admitted that he actually grew out his hair because of his admiration for Lisa Bonet. “I actually dreaded my hair almost for her. I had huge dreadlocks, and she had dreadlocks”.
And although Momoa might have instigated some things, at the end of it all, everything just seemed to happen at the right place and time. When they met, they instantly connected over the same hairstyle, but this turned out to be far more than just a thing they had in common.