Lisa Bonet And Jason Momoa's Divorce News Has Everyone Saying The Same Thing

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet are no longer an item, with the couple issuing a joint statement via Instagram on January 12 announcing their split.

"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," the statement read, contextualizing their separation as a result of what we've all been experiencing the past few years. "And so we share our family news that we are parting ways in marriage," their post continued. 

The couple went on to say that they weren't sharing their separation publicly because they thought it was "newsworthy," but rather wanted to let followers know in order to move on "with dignity and honesty." "The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived," Momoa and Bonet continued. "We free each other to be who we are learning to become."

The statement concluded with the couple sharing with fans that their dedication to their children would be "unwavering," but how are fans dealing with this surprising news?

People didn't see Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa's split coming

To say that fans have been distraught by news of Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa's split would be an understatement. People have gushed over their nearly 17 year-long relationship, and many can't believe that they eventually called it quits. Fans of the couple took to social media to express their disappointment, saying that they did not see the divorce coming.

"I'm actually really shocked though," someone tweeted. "They had great chemistry on and off the screen." Another commenter wrote, "I usually don't comment on these [sic] news but this one I did not see coming. My best to the both of them moving on," while one fan said, "I'm shocked by this news Jason and Lisa looked happy together." And one particularly distressed commenter declared, "Can't believe Lisa bonet and Jason are over. I'm speechless."

Ultimately though, many wish Momoa and Bonet the best and hope they remain friends even after pulling the plug on their relationship: "Honestly sad about this. Hoping it was an amicable decision, and that they can remain friends for both them and their kids," a fan noted.

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa's story goes back to childhood

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa may be ending their marriage after four years as husband and wife — they tied the knot in 2017, according to Oprah Daily — but they were a couple for much longer. In fact, their story actually started when he was just a child.

When Bonet was still a young star, she appeared on "The Cosby Show" as Denise Huxtable. That's when Momoa first discovered the woman who would eventually become his wife. During an interview on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" that took place just one month after he married Bonet, he told the host, "Ever since I was like, 8 years old and I saw her on the TV, I was like, 'Mommy, I want that one.'" He added, "I have always wanted to meet her and she was a queen, always."

After they two were introduced by friends during a night out at a jazz club in 2005, they hit it off and a romance clearly sparked between them. In 2007, they welcomed their daughter, Lola, into the world before their son, Nakoa-Wolf, was born in 2008. While it obviously took the couple a few more years to get to a place where they felt like getting married was the right step for them, they certainly had a long history before their marriage began. They also were both involved in serious relationships before getting together, including their relationships with others in show business.

Both Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have been with other stars

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet's relationship has definitely intrigued fans over the years, but anyone who's followed either star for a significant amount of time will know that they've both been in serious relationships with other famous figures.

Before Momoa and Bonet were an item, he was engaged to actor Simmone Mackinnon, according to PopSugar. The two met while working on "Baywatch" and began a relationship in 1999 before their engagement took place in 2004. However, a wedding never happened and the pair split in 2006. If you're the kind of person who notices little details, you might have caught onto the fact that Momoa was still engaged to Mackinnon when he met Bonet in 2005. Indeed, it wasn't long after Momoa and Bonet connected that his relationship with Mackinnon ended.

As for Bonet, she was married to music industry icon Lenny Kravitz from 1987 to 1993, per Good Morning America. The two are the parents of actor Zoë Kravitz (who has experienced her own divorce) and still seem to be on good terms. In 2020, Lenny told Men's Health, "People can't believe how tight Jason and I are, or how tight I still am with Zoë's mom, how we all relate. We just do it because that's what you do. You let love rule, right?" Hopefully, Bonet and Momoa will be able to stay just as friendly as their relationship changes and evolves.