In a rare interview with PORTEREdit, Lisa Bonet is sharing all of the details about her love.
From her five year marriage (1987-1992) to rocker Lenny Kravitz to her swoon-worthy current marriage with Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa, the actress and mom was unusually candid about the men in her life.
Bonet and Kravitz eloped on her 20th birthday in Las Vegas during the height of her fame and although the union was short-lived, the couple had a daughter, actress Zoë Kravitz, and after their divorce, they established a healthy co-parenting style. But during the time, Bonet, 50, was is in her early 20s and admits that their union caused her to grow up quickly.
The star told the magazine that she calls that period of her life “a very accelerated time, spiritually and intellectually,” and added, “I didn’t want to pass on those heirlooms and this fresh wound of a divorce…I think there are probably times when these thresholds can either sink you or you can see who you are and rise and dust yourself off.”
In 2004, Bonet met Momoa in a Los Angeles jazz club and while sparks didn’t immediately fly between the two, the former The Cosby Show and A Different World actress said she offered to give the actor–who is 13 years her junior–a ride home. After they stopped at a café for Guinness and grits, they bonded and they’ve been together ever since.
“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,” she admitted. “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!”
Bonet and Momoa secretly married in November 2017 after 13 years together and they have two children, Lola, 10, and Nakoa-Wolf, 9. Bonet continued to sing Momoa’s praises and share why she loves him.
“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. 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.”
Along with the children she and Momoa share, Bonet admits that she and Kravitz still have a great friendship and her big blended family is full of nothing but happiness.
“It’s fantastic. It’s full-on family love.”