- Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have been together for 15 years.
- Momoa said he knew they were right for each other when he saw her on TV when he was an 8-year-old, but they didn’t officially meet until 2005.
- The celebrity couple has two children together, and Momoa is also a stepdad to Bonet’s daughter, Zoë Kravitz.
- The pair had a secret wedding in 2017, 12 years after they started dating, and their relationship seems to be going strong.
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Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet are one of Hollywood’s most adored pairs. After being together for 15 years and starting a family, the celebrity couple is still going strong.
Here’s a look back at their sweet love story from their first meeting to today:
1980s: Momoa first developed a crush on his future wife after seeing her on TV when he was a kid.
During a 2017 interview on “The Late Late Show,” Momoa told James Corden that he’s been a big fan of his wife for a very long time – since the 1980s in fact.
“… Ever since I was, like, 8 years old and I saw her on the TV, and I was like, ‘Mummy, I want that one’ I’m like, ‘I’m gonna stalk you for the rest of my life, and I’m gonna get you,'” he said.
He went on to joke, “I am a full-fledged stalker. I didn’t tell her that until we had two babies, otherwise I’d be creepy and weird … I’ve always wanted to meet her. She was a queen, always.”
2005: Bonet and Momoa met for the first time at a jazz club.
During the same appearance on the late-night talk show, Momoa spoke about his first time meeting Bonet through some mutual friends at a jazz club.
Momoa said they were in the right place at the right time, and he even told Corden that he’d dreaded his hair to try and impress her.
After she introduced herself, Momoa said, “I turned to my friend and was like [pretends to scream]. I had f—ing fireworks going off inside, man.”
After the jazz club, Momoa asked for a ride home to his hotel, and the two stopped inside Café 101 on the way, where they drank Guinness and ate grits together.
“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,” Bonet told Porter magazine in 2018. “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.”
July 23, 2007: They had their first child together.
About two years after they started dating, Bonet and Momoa welcomed their first child into the world, a daughter named Lola.
She was Momoa’s first child and Bonet’s second – she’d had her first daughter, Zoë Kravitz, with her ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz, in 1988.
November 17, 2008: Bonet credited Momoa for helping her get back into acting.
In 2008, Bonet returned to acting with a role on the ABC crime drama “Life on Mars” – the American adaptation of the British series of the same name.
She told People that Momoa helped her get back out there.
“To have my face reinstated in minds and homes once a week was an intense decision. I’m a shy person. I don’t know if it’s in my DNA to share with the world,” she said. “Having a mate has given me that feeling of safety.”
She continued, “Jason is the love of my life. He’s everything I hoped would come.”
December 15, 2008: The couple welcomed their second child together.
A little over a year after Lola was born, the couple had their son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha.
Per the Baltimore Sun, Bonet later said that he was born on the “stormiest, rainy night,” which inspired the name Nakoa, meaning warrior.
His middle names are connected to Momoa’s Hawaiian heritage.
2011: Momoa said he and Bonet were “starving” after his stint on “Game of Thrones.”
The series hadn’t taken off in popularity yet, and the actor (who played Khal Drogo) said there was a period of time when he struggled to land major roles.
“I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt,” he told the publication.
For a few years, he only appeared on a handful of TV shows, in an action movie, and in a small number of indie projects.
July 11, 2014: The couple starred in their first film together.
In 2014, Bonet and Momoa took their love to the big screen.
Momoa directed, wrote, and starred in the drama “Road to Paloma,” in which Bonet played his love interest.
The actor spoke with Collider about what it was like to work with Bonet.
“… It’s an honour. 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,” he said. “Before I met her, it was a dream to work with her. “
March 16, 2015: Bonet’s eldest daughter opened about how close their blended family is.
Per E! News, in a 2015 interview with Ocean Drive, Zoë said, “My dad and my stepdad get along really well, and my dad loves and is close with my [step]brother and [step]sister.”
She went on, “It’s really beautiful. As long as everyone can be in the same room together, and have love for each other, it’s totally healthy.”
January 1, 2017: Momoa said that he started loving and taking care of himself more when he became a dad.
During a 2017 interview with Men’s Health, Momoa said that fatherhood made him a better person.
“I really can’t tell you what the hell I was doing before I had kids,” he said. “Just f—ing 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: After dating for 12 years, Bonet and Momoa had a secret wedding.
After spending 12 years as partners and having two kids together, the couple tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in the fall of 2017.
Although they’d hoped to keep their wedding private, certain details were leaked online.
“I thought it would have stayed [on the down low], but some a–hole leaked it, and I will find you,” Momoa told Entertainment Tonight in 2017.
“You know what, I’ve been married to my wife for 12 years,” he continued, in reference to their big day. “It’s just a gathering of our families and celebrating our love.”
November 13, 2017: Momoa said that they still felt like newlyweds despite being together for so long.
A month after their wedding, the couple attended the premiere of “Justice League.”
When asked on the red carpet if they still felt like newlyweds after being together all these years, Momoa told E! News, “Oh yeah. Oh yeah. If I weren’t on camera right now, I would tell you. But oh yeah.”
March 9, 2018: Bonet opened up about her love for Momoa.
Bonet doesn’t often talk about her personal life, but in her 2018 cover-story interview with Porter magazine, she opened up about her feelings for Momoa.
“… What’s cool about Jason is that he’s an alpha male who stands for love and family. And to circle back to my own wounds, having an absent father, then to be fully met by a man of that stature, is really incredible,” she said.
Bonet continued, “Jason embodies a rare form of masculinity in this day and age – he’s a leader; he’s generous. Just in terms of charisma, physique, the right use of power, responsibility, work ethic, you can go down the line.”
December 13, 2018: The couple’s family made a rare public appearance at the LA premiere of “Aquaman.”
It’s not often that Bonet and Momoa take their kids on the red carpet, but they made the Los Angeles premiere of “Aquaman” a family affair.
The couple posed for a few photos with their two children, as well as Momoa’s mother, Coni.
October 16, 2019: Momoa said that he knows anything is possible because he married Bonet.
In a 2019 interview with Esquire, Momoa talked about getting his career off the ground and making the most out of all of the opportunities he’s been presented.
“If someone says something isn’t possible, I’m like, ‘Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is f—ing possible.”
January 5, 2020: The pair went viral after Momoa lent Bonet his jacket during the Golden Globes.
At the 2020 Golden Globes, Momoa and Bonet shared a sweet moment.
When the camera panned past their table during the show, Momoa could be seen wearing just a black tank top, and Bonet was wearing his green Tom Ford suit jacket
When the couple was photographed at an after-party, Bonet still had the jacket draped over her shoulders.
The moment was later explained in a video shared by the Daily Mail in which Momoa told paparazzi, “It was cold in there, I had to take care of the wifey.”
February 2, 2020: The couple did a Super Bowl commercial together.
In February, Momoa starred in a goofy Rocket Mortgage commercial that aired during the 2020 Super Bowl, where he walked into his house and stripped off his muscles and hair to show the “real him.”
Bonet made an appearance at the end of the commercial, where she spotted Momoa as he struggled to bench press.
August 1, 2020: Bonet’s ex-husband wished Momoa a happy birthday on Twitter.
On August 1, Bonet’s ex-husband, Lenny, showed the world just how close their blended family is in a birthday post for Momoa.
He tweeted a photo of them with the caption, “Happy birthday Jason. One family. One love.”
Later, in October, Lenny elaborated on their relationship in an interview with Men’s Health.
“People can’t believe how tight Jason and I are, or how tight I still am with Zoë’s mum, how we all relate,” he said. “… I mean, obviously, after a breakup, it’s work – it takes some work and time, healing and reflection, et cetera.”
He continued, “But as far as Jason and I? Literally the moment we met, we were like, ‘Oh, yeah. I love this dude.'”
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