The Truth About Jason Momoa And Lisa Bonet's Children

When Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet first met, little did they know that they would go on to be one of Hollywood's most beloved couples. Standing 6'5" tall, you will most likely find Momoa playing the dark, macho, badass characters in a movie. But off the screen, he is a completely different person — down to earth, free spirited and a great husband. "Jason embodies a rare form of masculinity in this day and age — he's a leader, he's generous," Bonet told Porter in 2018. "Just in terms of charisma, physique, the right use of power, responsibility, work ethic, you can go down the line."

Beyond being an amazing husband, Momoa is an even better father. The "Aquaman" star and Bonet are proud parents who more than anything have an unwavering commitment to their kids. "My kids are my greatest piece of art," Momoa gushed to Men's Health in 2017. "If I can pump them full of amazing stuff and surround them with beautiful art and music, then I'm going to live out my life watching them. They're already way smarter and just way better than me. God, I love it. It's beautiful." 

So, what is life like when Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet are your parents? Keep reading to find out!

Lisa Bonet was a mom before meeting Jason Momoa

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa met in 2004 but before then, the "Angel Heart" star was previously married to singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz. As revealed in an interview with E!, Lenny met Bonet at a concert in the '80s and was immediately drawn to her. "When we met at the New Edition concert backstage, I was mesmerized," he said. "And I mean, I did like her hair. It was beautiful."

Lisa and Lenny soon struck up a romantic relationship before eloping in November 1987, Lisa's 20th birthday (per Page Six). One year after tying the knot, they welcomed their daughter Zoë Isabella Kravitz. Though unexpected, Zoë's birth ended up being a turning point for her parents — especially Bonet. "Having Zoë saved my life," she revealed in an interview (via HuffPost). "It was my wake-up call. There were so many things I didn't want to pass on to her, so I really made a decision to change."

Sadly, Zoë's birth was not enough to keep her parents together as Bonet and Lenny soon called it quits. The pair got a divorce in 1993 but have since remained cordial co-parents and even better — friends!

They welcomed their first child in 2007

Nearly two decades after Zoë was born, Lisa Bonet became a mom again when she welcomed her first child with Jason Momoa — a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa. For "The Game of Thrones" star, Lola's birth was a dream come true, as he shared in a 2016 documentary short for Carhartt. "Ever since I was a little boy, I have always wanted to be a father," the "Game of Thrones" star said. Unsurprisingly, Momoa has stayed dedicated to this lifelong dream, even from the very first day.

The actor revealed to Esquire that he was in Canada in July 2007 when Bonet's water broke, a little earlier than they expected. Still, he pulled all the strings he could, flew back to the United States and made it to his wife's side just in time. "I had about two hours with her in the tub, and my baby girl was born," he told the magazine.

Now, several years later, Lola is well into her teenage years with a father who is terrified of her soon-to-come love life. "I'm not going to do well with it," he told Men's Health. "I'll just hate it if she brings home some dips***, bad boy." But with very little control over what is to come, Momoa can only hope his daughter finds someone like him. "I'm like, 'If you find a man who treats you better than I, good luck!," he recalled telling her.

The couple also have a son, Wolfie

Not too long after welcoming their daughter, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet expanded their family. Following months of speculation, the "High Fidelity" star confirmed to People in October 2008, that she was expecting her third child. "I'm seven months and I feel great," she revealed. "I've had a tremendous amount of energy, which is lucky because I have a 14-month-old."

The couple's son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa arrived in December 2008, per PopSugar, bringing them to the lovely family of four that we have all come to love. Since his birth, Wolfie, as he is fondly called, has unlocked a new side to Momoa — he hopes to be the best possible role model. The "Aquaman" star revealed to InStyle in 2020 that despite not having an example of what a father should be (because he grew up without a dad), he still wants to do right by his son. "I didn't know what it takes to be a dad," he said "And I don't want to just tell my son, 'Because I said so.' I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open." Nearly 14 years after Nokoa-Wolf was born, Momoa seems to be getting it just right!

Jason Momoa has a close relationship with his stepdaughter

Given the love Jason Momoa has for his wife, it is only expected that he accepts all there is to her and the life she had before him — her daughter included. A rarity, Momoa seems to have hacked the code to being a cool stepdad and dare we say we are jealous of his relationship with his stepdaughter Zoë Kravitz. Speaking with Men's Health in 2020, Momoa admitted to hoping his daughter would turn out like Kravitz. "I love her husband. I love her dad," he said. "I hope and pray my daughter is that talented and loving and open and close to her family."

Going by his never-ending public show of love and support for Kravitz, there is no doubting Momoa's admiration for his stepdaughter. So much so that according to People, the pair have matching tattoos — "etre toujours ivre", a French phrase meaning "always be drunk." 

Now, even amid his and Lisa Bonet's separation, Momoa's love for his stepdaughter remains. While attending the New York premiere of "The Batman" to support Kravitz, who played the role of Catwoman, the "See" star told ET, "We're just so proud. Lisa couldn't be here so we're representing, me and the babies. We're very excited to just be here. ... It's still family, you know?"

Jason Momoa hopes his kids don't follow in his Hollywood steps

A super talented father, an iconic mom, and a superstar sister — Lola Lolani and Nakoa-Wolf are the ultimate "Hollywood babies." Though still only teens, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf have made several notable red carpet appearances alongside their parents or big sister. Away from the red carpets and glamorous events, Lola and Nakoa apparently also spend a lot of time with Jason Momoa on set. "We're doing 'Aquaman 2' right now, and they can be on the set and learn the stunts and we've got some cool little surprises, and they just love it," he said on "Fitzy & Wippa." "They got to be there on 'Justice League,' and Wolfie's wearing the cowl and she's wearing the tiara from 'Wonder Woman,' So I think the kids are really happy."

However, despite his success in acting, Momoa does not want his Lola and Nokoa-Wolf to follow in his footsteps. The actor revealed to ET that one of his kids already has their eyes on being a Hollywood star, but added that he is not thrilled by the idea. "I don't know. I'll try my damnedest to keep 'em out of it," Momoa said. "If they [really] want to, maybe. But I don't want them to get into acting ... I'm tough, I can handle it, but I wouldn't want to put someone I love [through] that."

Zoe Kravitz is making waves in Hollywood

When you have Lisa Bonet as your mom, Lenny Kravitz as your dad, and Jason Momoa as your stepdad, talent only comes naturally. Since making her acting debut in the 2007 film "No Reservations," Zoë has gradually climbed up the Hollywood ladder. But that did not come without a few sacrifices — or heartbreaks.

In an interview with The Observer, Zoë revealed that she was turned down after auditioning for "The Dark Knight Rises," the 2012 installment of the "Batman" franchise. The reason? She was allegedly too "urban." Zoë told the publication, "Being a woman of color and being an actor and being told at that time that I wasn't able to read because of the color of my skin, and the word urban being thrown around like that, that was what was really hard about that moment."

Of course, none of that matters anymore. Zoë, alongside "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson are the lead characters in Matt Reeves' 2022 "Batman." While Pattinson plays Batman, Zoë stars as Selina Kyle, otherwise known as Catwoman. With the Independent noting that she brought a sensuality that had never been seen in the franchise, and RogerEbert.com adding that she revealed "a fierce charisma and quiet strength," there is no saying that Kravitz killed the role!

Zoe Kravitz has been in some noteworthy relationships

Beautiful, talented, and gracious; it should come as no surprise that Zoë Kravitz has an interesting romantic history. Per US Weekly, Kravitz dated "You" star Penn Badgley between 2011 and 2013 during which they lived in a New York apartment together. Their love story was however seemingly not meant to be, as a source explained that things were not working out well for the couple. "It is all good between them. It wasn't a sad breakup," the source added.  

Kravitz's next high profile relationship started after meeting actor Karl Glusman at a bar, per Elite Daily. The pair started dating and went public with their relationship in October 2016. Two years later, Glusman popped the big question. In May 2019, the couple said their "I dos" in a secret ceremony and began their new life as husband and wife. Sadly, their journey came to an end in December 2020 when Kravitz filed for divorce. But despite a not-so-happy-ever-after ending, the "High Fidelity" star did not give up on love.

In August 2021, US Weekly reported that Kravitz was dating "Magic Mike" actor Channing Tatum. "They both have a lot in common, they're both very active and love outdoor sports and being in the outdoors," a source revealed. Though neither of them initially come out to confirm their relationship, the actress seemingly implied to Elle in March 2022 that she is content with him.

Nakoa-Wolf's name carries special meaning

Despite the Hollywood glitz and glamour, Jason Momoa, a proud Hawaiian, has remained strongly connected to his heritage. Per Oprah Daily, the actor, whose father is of Native Hawaiian descent, was born in Honolulu, but moved away to Iowa, his mother's hometown when he was only six months old. Regardless, Jason is proud of his roots. "It's my home. I'm Hawaiian. It's my nationality," he told CNN in 2019. But not only is the A-lister proud of his roots, he is passing it on to his kids.

Following his son's birth in 2008, Jason's mother, Coni Momoa revealed the true meaning of the newborn's names – Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. Coni explained (via Chicago Tribune) that "Nakoa" translates to warrior, while "Namakaeha" is Jason's native Hawaiian name, meaning "all knowing eyes." The first middle name is translated in three different parts with "Mana" meaning strength or spirit, "Kaua" meaning rain and "Po" meaning dark.

Lola and Wolf have gotten a headstart in Hollywood

In 2016, Jason Momoa employed the help of his youngest kids, Lola Momoa and Nakoa-Wolf Momoa in a collaborative short film with outdoor apparel company Carhartt. Titled "Canvas of My Life," the film mirrors Momoa's life as a father who teaches his kids to revel in nature and find true happiness in art. "I want to give them my eyes," he said. "They will know art. They'll paint. They'll sculpt ... It is all connected. These lessons will teach them expression of self."

Similarly, in 2019, Momoa celebrated Father's Day with another short film featuring Lola and Nakoa-Wolf . The eight-minute-long movie saw Jason and his kids building a motorcycle with the help of some friends. But this was not just any project to the actor as it was of great significance to him. "It's just really my story," Momoa told People of bonding with his kids. "It's something that's very dear for me. And just being able to do that with my children... I never really grew up with that."

Zoe Kravitz is the sweetest big sister

If there is one thing that is clear as day, it is that the Momoas and the Kravitzs have nothing but love for each other. And of course, this extends to the kids as well. Despite having different biological fathers, Zoë Kravitz has an unbreakable bond with Lola and Nakoa-Wolf. The "High Fidelity" star, who also doubles as a singer, fronts an electropop band called Lolawolf. In a 2014 interview with Grazia, Kravitz revealed that she came up with the band name by combining Lola and Nakao-Wolf's name. "They're six and seven so they don't really care," she added. "Maybe one day they will but right now they don't care at all."

The blended family frequently posts loved-up photos to their social media pages, like Jason Momoa's post (above), with his stepdaughter and two kids all in a loving embrace. Kravitz has also on multiple occasions been spotted hanging out in public with Lola and Nakoa-Wolf. In March 2022, Daily Mail reported that Kravitz was seen heading to dinner with her siblings and her stepdad in New York. 

Jason Momoa loves to show off his kids on social media

Between acting, directing, and keeping up with Hollywood's never-ending demands, Jason Momoa no doubt has a busy work schedule. Still, he is never too busy for the things that matter — including his family. And while his relationship with Lisa Bonet has been largely private and away from the spotlight, Momoa takes a different approach when it comes to loving on his kids. The "Aquaman" star has pictures of his kids splattered all over his social media, and if this is anything to go by, their bond is unbreakable.

To celebrate his daughter's 11th birthday in 2018, Momoa shared a tribute, calling the day she was born the greatest in his life. "Lola oh Lola. You are my angel," he gushed. And even on regular days, the proud dad does not hold back in letting the world know how much his kids mean to him. "I simply love you more than I love life itself," he wrote in an August 2017 post.

Big sister Zoë Kravitz is also not left out in the public display of love as she also makes frequent appearances on Momoa's social media. "I am so proud of you! You killed it!," he wrote in a post celebrating Kravitz' March 2022 Saturday Night Live hosting duties.