Lisa Bonet has officially filed for divorce from her husband Jason Momoa, ending their nearly 5-year marriage. According to court documents obtained on January 8th, Bonet filed the paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Background on Bonet and Momoa’s Relationship
Bonet, 55, and Momoa, 43 first met in 2005 and started dating in 2007. They have two children together – a daughter Lola Iolani, 14, and a son Nakoa-Wolf, 13.
In October 2017, Bonet and Momoa got married in a very private ceremony. At the time, a source told People magazine “They were with their family and friends. It was a beautiful evening.” Their long-time love and devotion to each other made them one of Hollywood’s favorite couples.
In January 2022, Bonet and Momoa released a joint statement announcing their separation after 16 years together.
“We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding and our family is of no exception,” the statement read. “And so we share our Family news that we are parting ways in marriage.”
They added that “the love between us carries on” and said they wanted to set an example for their children “as we live our lives full time before their eyes.”
The Divorce Filing Makes the Split Official
Bonet’s divorce filing now makes their split official, nearly two years after they first announced their separation. According to reports, neither Bonet nor Momoa have yet to address the divorce filing publicly.
A source told People magazine that Bonet and Momoa “still have love for each other” but are just at “different places” in their lives. The filing reportedly listed “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for the divorce.
While their joint statement in 2022 indicated the split was amicable, details on what led to the breakdown of their marriage remain unclear.
|Date of marriage
|Length of marriage
|Nearly 5 years
|Reason listed for divorce
|Details on cause of split
Some outlets have speculated that Momoa’s rising fame and hectic schedule filming projects like “Aquaman 2” could have contributed to issues in the relationship. However, neither party has commented publicly on the root causes behind the divorce.
What’s Next – Custody, Assets, Support
With Bonet having formally filed for divorce, the next steps will involve negotiations and legal procedures related to the division of assets, child custody arrangements, spousal and child support, and more.
Momoa reportedly has a net worth of around $15 million, while Bonet’s net worth is estimated at $20 million. Since details of a prenuptial agreement haven’t been made public, it’s unclear how their assets acquired during the marriage will be divided.
They will also need to establish custody arrangements and child support for their two minor children. While full details remain unknown, initial reports suggest Bonet and Momoa plan to co-parent amicably.
“They want to keep things as normal as possible for the kids,” a source recently told HollywoodLife. “They will co-parent and have worked on a schedule for that.”
The source added that Bonet and Momoa “have boundaries in place and are open in discussing when those are crossed so nothing negatively impacts their children.”
While the divorce marks the end of Bonet and Momoa’s romantic relationship, their continued commitment to co-parenting points towards maintaining a positive friendship and putting their kids first.
Looking Back on Their Love Story
For many longtime fans of the couple, the divorce filing marks the end of a 16-year love story that had made Momoa and Bonet one Hollywood’s most admired pairs.
The two had first met back in 2005 at a Los Angeles jazz club, when mutual friends had introduced them. At the time, Bonet was coming off her divorce from rocker Lenny Kravitz in 1993.
Momoa, then 26, reportedly said it was love at first sight when meeting the actress and that the nerves of meeting his childhood crush left his hands shaking.
Shortly after they began dating in 2007, Bonet became pregnant with their first child Lola. Their son Nakoa-Wolf was born the following year in 2008.
In a past interview with James Corden, Momoa gushed when recalling the early days with Bonet.
“If someone says something isn’t possible, I’m like, ‘Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is f****** possible,” Momoa joked.
While Bonet tended to stay out of the spotlight, Momoa spoke frequently in interviews about his admiration for his wife. At the height of his “Aquaman” fame, Momoa credited Bonet for keeping him grounded.
“I think being a man of integrity and treating your woman with respect makes you a man,” Momoa told Men’s Health in 2019. “I just love my wife. She does so much great work.”
Even after separating, Momoa still spoke lovingly of Bonet – posting a tribute to her on Instagram last November for her 55th birthday.
But now with their divorce underway, Bonet and Momoa are ending their storybook romance and moving forward onto new chapters in their lives. Still, their joint commitment to their two children points to an amicable path forward as friends and co-parents.
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