'The revolution is here': Lisa Bonet, 54, spoke of 'stepping into a river of uncertainty' and 'being authentically herself' just weeks before split from Jason Momoa, 42

  • Momoa, 42, and Bonet, 54, announced their split Wednesday in a joint statement
  • They wrote that their 'love carries on' but they still plan to 'free each other'
  • The former couple share two children: daughter Lola, 14, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 13
  • Bonet also shares her adult daughter Zoë Kravitz with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz
  • Momoa and Bonet began their relationship in 2005 and married in 2017 

Lisa Bonet discussed 'learning how to be authentically herself' and 'stepping into a river of uncertainty' in an interview just a month before announcing her split from Jason Momoa. 

In a joint statement shared Wednesday to Momoa's Instagram account, the 42-year-old Game Of Thrones star and the 54-year-old Cosby Show actress announced that they were separating. 

And while interviewing Marisa Tomei for Interview in December, Lisa discussed the changes she was making in the life at the time.  

Telling: Lisa Bonet discussed 'learning how to be authentically herself' and 'stepping into a river of uncertainty' in an interview just a month before announcing split from Jason Momoa

Telling: Lisa Bonet discussed 'learning how to be authentically herself' and 'stepping into a river of uncertainty' in an interview just a month before announcing split from Jason Momoa

She said: 'Definitely learning how to be authentically me, learning to be new, and following this invitation from the universe to step into this river of uncertainty. 

'We've eliminated all this extra noise, and now it's time to grow our roots deeper into our own values.' 

Earlier in the interview, Marisa spoke about how she's been meditating more frequently over the past year or so, to which Bonet replied: '​​The more still we are, the more clearly the guidance comes through in these very uncertain times.'

Unsure: While interviewing Marisa Tomei for Interview in December, Lisa discussed the changes she was making in the life at the time

Unsure: While interviewing Marisa Tomei for Interview in December, Lisa discussed the changes she was making in the life at the time

She continued: 'The revolution is definitely here and we're all feeling the squeeze. If you aren't, you're in total denial, and the more you resist, the more you will suffer. Everything is crumbling out there. The revolution is on the inside, and learning to be new in this new world.'    

Jason and Lisa announced they are going their separate ways on Wednesday after being married for just over four years. 

'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,' their statement read. 'And so we share our Family news that we are parting ways in marriage.'

The couple explained in their statement that they weren't announcing their separation 'because we think it's newsworthy, but so that as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty.'

Heads held high: The couple explained in their statement that they weren't announcing their separation ' because we think it’s newsworthy, but so that as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty'

Heads held high: The couple explained in their statement that they weren't announcing their separation ' because we think it's newsworthy, but so that as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty'

'The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived. We free each other to be who we are learning to become…' they continued.

'Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life & our Children,' they concluded. 'Teaching our Children What's possible ~ Living the Prayer.

'May Love Prevail,' they added, signing off as 'J & L.'

Although the separation announcement seemingly came out of nowhere, weeks earlier Bonet had said she was learning to be 'authentically me' when she chatted with Marisa Tomei for Interview in December.

After the Spider-Man: No Way Home asked Bonet 'what's calling' her, she replied, 'Definitely learning how to be authentically me, learning to be new, and following this invitation from the universe to step into this river of uncertainty. We've eliminated all this extra noise, and now it's time to grow our roots deeper into our own values.' 

Momoa and Bonet's romance goes back to 2004, when they were introduced by mutual friends at a jazz club performance. 

The couple's post also included several meditative photos, though they didn't spell out their connection to the separation announcement.

One image featured a lovely peach-colored sunset in which a crescent moon could already be seen glowing in the sky.

Another photo showed poles erected outside that appeared to be decorated with rectangular strips of white fabric covered in small black text.

Curious: The couple's post also included several meditative photos, though they didn't spell out their connection to the separation announcement

Curious: The couple's post also included several meditative photos, though they didn't spell out their connection to the separation announcement

Two more photos appeared to show two people holding small birds in their palms.

The figures were presumably the couple's children: daughter Lola, 14, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 13.

Bonet also shares her adult daughter Zoë Kravitz, 33, with her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz. 

Abstract: One image featured a sunset with a crescent moon, while another photo showed poles outside that were decorated with strips of white fabric covered in small black text

Abstract: One image featured a sunset with a crescent moon, while another photo showed poles outside that were decorated with strips of white fabric covered in small black text

Delicate: Two more photos appeared to show two people holding small birds in their palms

Delicate: Two more photos appeared to show two people holding small birds in their palms

Family: The figures were presumably the couple's children: daughter Lola, 14, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 13

Family: The figures were presumably the couple's children: daughter Lola, 14, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 13

Bonet and Kravitz eloped in 1987, but later divorced in 1993.

In 2019, Momoa admitted to Esquire that he had been obsessed with Bonet during her stint on the Cosby show when he was young.

'I mean, I didn't tell her that. I didn't let her know I was a stalker until after we had the kids,' he joked, adding 'if someone says something isn't possible, I'm like, 'Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is f***king possible.'

Kravitz would later confirm that he continued to have a strong friendship with his ex-wife and with Momoa.

In 2018, Bonet described her first meeting with her future husband at a jazz club in 2004 to Porter magazine. 

'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 shared. 

Happy family: Bonet also shares her adult daughter Zoë Kravitz, 33, with her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz later confirmed that he continued to have a strong friendship with his ex-wife and with Momoa; Jason, Lisa, Lenny and Zoë seen together in 2010 in LA

Happy family: Bonet also shares her adult daughter Zoë Kravitz, 33, with her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz later confirmed that he continued to have a strong friendship with his ex-wife and with Momoa; Jason, Lisa, Lenny and Zoë seen together in 2010 in LA

Instantaneous connection: Bonet described her first meeting with her future husband at a jazz club in 2004 to Porter: '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 shared; seen with mother Coni Momoa, son Nakao-Wolf and daughter Lola in 2018

Instantaneous connection: Bonet described her first meeting with her future husband at a jazz club in 2004 to Porter: '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 shared; seen with mother Coni Momoa, son Nakao-Wolf and daughter Lola in 2018

Following their club meet-up, the two went to a cafe for some grits and Guinness, which solidified their connection.

'In that moment, love came and it came big, and he did not run as I think a lot of men do,' Bonet continued. 'He basically picked me up and threw me over his shoulder, caveman style!'

The couple later welcomed Lola in 2007 and Nakao-Wolf in 2008. 

Momoa described being a father as a way of forcing him to get his life together in a 2017 Men's Health interview. 

'I really can't tell you what the hell I was doing before I had kids. Just f***ing off. Wasting time. I think I was pretty reckless and definitely a bit out of control,' he explained. 'Now I'm more focused. I probably love myself more and take care of myself more because I want to stick around.'

The two later married at the Topanga, California, home in November 2017. 

In the can: The Game Of Thrones star revealed in December on Instagram that he had completed filming for Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom

In the can: The Game Of Thrones star revealed in December on Instagram that he had completed filming for Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom 

Lately, Momoa has been hard at work filming the sequel to his blockbuster superhero film Aquaman. 

He announced in December that the DC film had finished shooting in Hawaii, following a trip to the UK for additional scenes. 

'Aw man, that's a wrap. That's a wrap, Aquaman 2,' he announced in a video he shot of himself at a beach in Hawaii. 'I have so much to share with you, I wish... I could tell you so much. What an epic day. I love you.'

Momoa also appeared last year in the critically acclaimed epic science fiction film Dune, which featured Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and Josh Brolin.

As his career has continued to ramp up following his breakout role on HBO's iconic series Game Of Thrones, Bonet has taken on fewer roles.

Her last major parts were in 2016, with two episodes on Lena Dunham's HBO comedy Girls and an arc on Showtime's Ray Donovan from the same year. 

Diverging careers: Momoa announced he had wrapped production on Aquaman 2 in December, and he recently appeared in the acclaimed sci-fi epic Dune. Bonet hasn't had a major role since stints on Girls and Ray Donovan in 2016; pictured in 2019 in NYC

Diverging careers: Momoa announced he had wrapped production on Aquaman 2 in December, and he recently appeared in the acclaimed sci-fi epic Dune. Bonet hasn't had a major role since stints on Girls and Ray Donovan in 2016; pictured in 2019 in NYC

A timeline of Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet's relationship and marriage

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet announced Wednesday, January 12 that they had decided to separate after just over four years of marriage.

Following the couple's 16-year relationship and four years of marriage, DailyMail.com looks back on their whirlwind relationship.

End of an era: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet announced Wednesday, January 12 that they had decided to separate after just over four years of marriage. Following the couple's 16-year relationship and four years of marriage, DailyMail.com looks back on their whirlwind relationship; seen in January 2020 in Beverly Hills

End of an era: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet announced Wednesday, January 12 that they had decided to separate after just over four years of marriage. Following the couple's 16-year relationship and four years of marriage, DailyMail.com looks back on their whirlwind relationship; seen in January 2020 in Beverly Hills

 

2004 

In 2018, Bonet described her first meeting with her future husband at a jazz club in 2004 to Porter magazine. 

'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 shared. 

Following their club meet-up, the two went to a cafe for some grits and Guinness, which solidified their connection.

'In that moment, love came and it came big, and he did not run as I think a lot of men do,' Bonet continued. 'He basically picked me up and threw me over his shoulder, caveman style!'

Growing family: Lisa and Jason welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa, now 14, on July 23, 2007; Jason and Lisa with Lola (R) and Nakoa-Wolf (L)

Growing family: Lisa and Jason welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa, now 14, on July 23, 2007; Jason and Lisa with Lola (R) and Nakoa-Wolf (L)

July 23, 2007

Lisa and Jason welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa, now 14.

It was the second child for Lisa, who also shares her adult daughter Zoë Kravitz, 33, with her ex-husband Lenny Kravitz, who maintains a friendship with both Jason and Lisa.

 

November 2007 

The lovebirds were rumored to have secretly gotten married just months after welcoming their first child, but it would a decade before they officially tied the knot.

 

December 15, 2008 

Jason and Lisa welcomed their second child, a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, who is now 13.

'Nakoa [means] warrior… Mana [means] strength/spirit, Kaua [means] rain, po [means] dark,' Bonet shared after her son's birth. 'The [first] name was always going to be Nakoa-Wolf.'

Baby number two: Jason and Lisa welcomed their second child, a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, who is now 13, on December 15, 2008; Jason and Lisa with his mother Coni Momoa, Nakao-Wolf and Lola in 2018

Baby number two: Jason and Lisa welcomed their second child, a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, who is now 13, on December 15, 2008; Jason and Lisa with his mother Coni Momoa, Nakao-Wolf and Lola in 2018

 

April 12, 2014 

Jason made his directorial debut with the film Road To Paloma, which he also starred in and co-wrote.

The film was the first time the two collaborated on-screen, with Lisa playing his love interest. The film premiered in April 2014 at the Sarasota Film Festival.

Bonet also joined her future husband that year with a recurring role on his series The Red Road.

 

October 2017 

Jason and Lisa tie the knot just a month shy of 10 years after they were first rumored to have secretly wed.

The couple had a low-key wedding held at their house in Topanga, California.

Newlyweds: Jason and Lisa tie the knot in October 2017, just a month shy of 10 years after they were first rumored to have secretly wed; seen in 2011 in Venice, Calif.

Newlyweds: Jason and Lisa tie the knot in October 2017, just a month shy of 10 years after they were first rumored to have secretly wed; seen in 2011 in Venice, Calif.

 

November 2017

Jason revealed to The Late Late Show host James Corden that his infatuation with his future wife went back to when she was a TV star and he was just a child.

'Ever since I was, like, eight years old and I saw her on the TV and I was like, "Mommy, I want that one." I’m like, "I'm gonna stalk you for the rest of my life, and I’m gonna get you." I am a full-fledged stalker,' he joked to the host. 'I didn’t tell her that 'til we had two babies. Otherwise it’d be creepy.'

In 2019, joked to Esquire that 'If someone says something isn’t possible, I’m like, "Listen here, I married Lisa Bonet. Anything is f***king possible.'

 

December 2018

Jason was supported by his friend (and Lisa's ex-husband) Lenny Kravitz in the audience while he hosted Saturday Night Live.

Later, the Game Of Thrones star revealed he had gotten special rings for himself and the guitarist.

Family: Jason was supported by his friend (and Lisa's ex-husband) Lenny Kravitz in the audience while he hosted Saturday Night Live. Lenny maintains a friendship with his ex and Jason; seen in 2010 with Lenny and Lisa's daughter Zoë Kravitz (R)

Family: Jason was supported by his friend (and Lisa's ex-husband) Lenny Kravitz in the audience while he hosted Saturday Night Live. Lenny maintains a friendship with his ex and Jason; seen in 2010 with Lenny and Lisa's daughter Zoë Kravitz (R)

 

August 2020

The Dune star pulled out all the stops with a romantic gesture for Lisa in which he restored her 1965 Mustang, which was her first car that she purchased when she was only 17.

'I never thought it would look like this,' Momoa said in a YouTube video documenting his wife's delight at her surprise gift. 'To be in this passenger's seat with my wife here and surprise her and our babies in the back, riding in her first car from when she was 17? I’m excited to see her face.'

 

January 12, 2022

The two actors announced in a statement shared to Jason's social media that they are separating after 16 years together and just over four years of marriage.

''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,' their statement on Instagram read. 'And so we share our Family news that we are parting ways in marriage.'

The couple explained in their statement that they weren't announcing their separation 'because we think it’s newsworthy, but so that as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty.'

'The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived. We free each other to be who we are learning to become…' they continued.

'Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life & our Children,' they concluded. 'Teaching our Children What’s possible ~ Living the Prayer.

'May Love Prevail,' they added, signing off as 'J & L.'

The end: The two actors announced in a statement shared to Jason's social media on January 12, 2022, that they are separating after 16 years together and just over four years of marriage; seen in February 2020 in Hollywood

The end: The two actors announced in a statement shared to Jason's social media on January 12, 2022, that they are separating after 16 years together and just over four years of marriage; seen in February 2020 in Hollywood

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