Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet are splitting up after nearly 17 years together and more than four years of marriage, saying they still love each other but are breaking free to move on with their lives.
“We have all felt the pressure and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding ~ and our family is no exception… feeling and growing from the seismic shifts that are occurring,” the couple wrote in a joint statement. posted Wednesday on Momoa’s Instagram page. , appearing to refer to the societal effects of the pandemic.
“And so ~ We share the news of our family ~ That we are separating in marriage.”
The couple have two young teenage children, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf. Bonet is also the mother of 33-year-old “Big Little Lies” actor Zoë Kravitz, her daughter with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz, whom she divorced in 1993.
“We’re sharing this not because we think it’s newsworthy ~ But so that ~ as we go about our lives, we can do so with dignity and honesty,” Momoa continued.
“The love between us continues, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and experienced. We release each other ~ to be what we learn to become… Our unwavering devotion to this sacred life and to our children.
The pair connected in 2005, when Bonet was somewhat off Hollywood’s radar and Momoa’s major credits were “Baywatch” and the Fox TV series “North Shore.” They finally got married in 2017.
Although Bonet, 54, was a star at a young age on “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World” in the late 80s and very early 90s, Momoa, 42, only became his that “Game of Thrones” premiered in April 2011.
After making his mark as the ill-fated Khal Drogo in the first season of “GoT,” Momoa became Arthur Curry/Aquaman in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2018’s “Aquaman.” now firmly entrenched as a superhero in the DC Comics Universe and appeared as Duncan Idaho in “Dune” in 2021.
Bonet, meanwhile, had a dramatic role in 2016 as Marisol Campos on Showtime’s fan-favorite series “Ray Donovan.”
The family quarantined together at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Momoa telling Ellen DeGeneres via video chat that he had taken on the role of “physical education coach” for his children, telling them to get their ass out. “It’s nice to be home,” he says. “I’m never home.”