Jason Momoa And Lisa Bonet Have Sad Relationship News

Actors Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet announced some sad relationship news via Instagram. In a lengthy joint statement, the couple announced their recent breakup, which is seemingly a sign of the times. "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," read the social media post. " And so — we share our family news — that we are parting ways in marriage."

People reported that the 42-year-old "Game of Thrones" actor and the 54-year-old "The Cosby Show" actress enjoyed a nearly 17-year relationship after meeting in 2005 at a jazz club. They welcomed two children together, Lola in July 2007 and Nakoa-Wolf in December 2008. After years together, they did eventually marry in October 2017. Before her marriage to Momoa, Bonet was married to singer Lenny Kravitz from 1987 to 1993, and they are parents to Zoë Kravitz. Read on to discover why Momoa and Bonet decided to share their relationship news with the world.

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet's dedication to their children is 'unwavering'

The unexpected announcement on Jason Momoa's Instagram account instantly caught the world's attention, even though the couple didn't feel their news was necessarily headline-making. The statement read, "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," the couple's joint message continued. "Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life & our children teaching our children what's possible — Living the Prayer May Love Prevail J & L."

The unexpected announcement also included several photos: a crescent moon framed by a colorful sunset, several flags, a person holding a bird, and a closeup of the bird. It's unclear what, if any, special meaning these pictures had for the couple.  

Us Weekly noted that Momoa and Bonet's ex-husband, singer Lenny Kravitz, often made headlines due to their surprisingly friendly relationship

The celebrity couple was among the most solid and beloved in Hollywood

Celebrity couples are notorious for their whirlwind romances, frequently getting divorced even faster than they got married, but Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet always seemed to be the exception that proved the rule. The eye-wateringly hot duo was widely known for gushing about each other at every opportunity. 

In a 2018 interview with Net-a-Porter, Bonet confirmed, "We have been together from the day that we met." She added, "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!" The attraction actually went much deeper for Momoa, who confessed to Esquire that he fancied Bonet ever since he was a kid watching her on television.

Elsewhere, in a chat with People, Momoa described raising their family together as "the greatest thing in the world." The "Aquaman" star went even further in a follow-up interview with People, sharing simply, "We are a perfect fit." There have been plenty of devastating celebrity breakups over the years but this one really stings, especially given how obsessed these two evidently once were with each other.

Were there signs of trouble in the Momoa-Bonet camp prior to their split?

Although their split came as a major shock, it's worth noting, as People points out, prior to announcing it, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet hadn't made a public appearance together in almost two years. They last walked the red carpet at the Tom Ford AW20 Show in February 2020. The "Aquaman" star subsequently attended various events solo, including the "Dune" premiere in October 2021, though he sometimes brought the kids along with him too, as with the "No Time to Die" premiere the previous month. Moreover, as Us Weekly points out, Momoa finished filming superhero sequel "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" just hours before their split was revealed.  

Bonet seemed to hint there was something going on during a December 2021 chat with fellow actor Marisa Tomei, for Interview magazine. When asked what was "calling" to her right now, Bonet shared, "Definitely learning how to be authentically me, learning to be new, and following this invitation from the universe to step into this river of uncertainty. We've eliminated all this extra noise, and now it's time to grow our roots deeper into our own values." Although she could've been talking about anything, including her career, it's safe to assume the "Cosby Show" alum was referring at least in part to her tumultuous personal life, considering how soon afterwards their statement was made. 

Bonet also referenced "uncertain times" and acknowledged the need to be "more still" with herself.