Hollywood stars aren’t exactly known for their stable marriages, but the union between Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa seems to defy all stereotypes and expectations. On Monday night, the couple made a rare appearance together at the Live By Night premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The parents of 8-year-old Nakoa-Wolf and 9-year-old Lola looked more in love than ever as they canoodled on the carpet, snuggling up to each other and staring deeply into each other’s eyes (which is not the easiest task, considering Bonet is literally more than a foot shorter than her better half).
Most likely, they came out to support the Ben Affleck-directed film because Momoa co-starred with Affleck in the DC Comics flicks Batman V Superman as well as the upcoming Justice League. (FYI, Affleck not only directed Live By Night, but also starred in it, so this was a big night for him.)
While 49-year-old Bonet and 37-year-old Momoa don’t hit red-carpet events together very often, they’re hardly shy about sharing how they feel about one another. Last December, the Game of Thrones star released a short film entitled Canvas of My Life that was really more of a love letter to his wife.
Though the film starts out discussing how his childhood and world travels helped shape his life, around the four-minute mark it shifts focus to the moment he met Bonet. “And then it happened, she came, my muse, the love of my life, my partner in crime. I fell stupid, crazy, madly in love with her. My wife gave me three beautiful, feral kids,” he began. (He and Bonet share two children in addition to her first child, Zoe Kravitz, whom they share with her ex, Lenny Kravitz.) “And with them, my dreams finally came true. I’m a father. I found my place. My home.”
He then reflected on how his acting career is sometimes at odds with his duties as a father. “Like any father, we want our children to see us doing what we love, but now my passion for storytelling pulls me away for long periods of time and that scares me,” he admitted. “I’m afraid of what I’m going to miss.” He went on to predict that he only had “five more summers” remaining in which he would still be “the center of their universe” (he’s clearly talking about the younger two kids, btw). He resolved to “teach them to climb” so they could “gracefully navigate through fear and doubt.” Sounds good to us.
Momoa and Bonet first met through mutual friends when he was living out of a hotel. He invited her to a diner and they bonded over Guinness beer and grits. This is the stuff that dreams are made of, folks.